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Of the creative process, sailors, and liberty ports


It is Monday and I am sitting here at my desk staring at a blank screen on my trusted laptop. This laptop has been with me for many years and has never let me down on providing the impetus for writing ideas. And so, I continue staring at the screen. I have thought about writing on my experiences while being a sailor in the United States Navy. Some of the stories I cannot tell and others I won’t tell. A few have a rating of PG-13, though. Like the time I went golfing with my brothers-in-arms in Puerto Rico. I launched a really, really good drive off the tee that suddenly took a sharp left turn and ended up in the ocean just off the fairway. As I remember, it was a treacherous climb down a 12-foot vertical drop to reach the beach near where we all agreed that my ball splashed down after re-entry. I never found the ball, but, looking out into the ocean, I saw a little island that looked vaguely familiar. When we got back to the clubhouse, minus a few more golf balls, we asked about the island and come to find out, it was the island that was …Read the rest of this story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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