Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Less is More; Not!

The latest Tillerman writing project is about minimalism in sailing. A rather futile project as none of us have sailed what I consider a truly minimalist craft; a hollowed out log with a tarp rigged over a branch (as a Boy Scout, I did rig up a poncho on a paddle during a canoe trip.... until I was thoroughly chastised by the Scout Master.....but another story). Most of us enjoy our sailing at some level of complication so we really are guilty of accretion. As other bloggers have pointed out, more.... is really more. Nevertheless, this writing assignment is worthy of several posts so a tip of the hat to Tillerman.

P.S - To his credit, Tillerman actually backtracked from pure minimalism when he posted in one of his comments the Frank Lloyd Wright quote, "Less is only more where more is no good."

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