Posts Tagged ‘Pirates’

A Pirate’s Rule Of Thumb

May 31, 2016

The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can’t do. For instance, you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you can’t. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you’ll have to square with that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can’t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?

Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

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I Sailed Into That One

November 25, 2015

(Even though my inclination today is less than cheery, I figure the world has had its fill of “less than cheery” of late, so I’m going to talk about something else instead.)

This morning as I followed my son “the Capt’n” as we sailed from island to island around the house in search of adventure and treasure, I started to realize that I’d been sailing with him for quite some time.

“Capt’n,” I told him.  “I think I be needin’ shore leave soon.”

So naturally at the next “island” we stopped at, he gathered up some foliage and told me, “Here be your leaves, matey.”