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About hamiltonstation

I spent a few years as a small boat officer with the U.S. Navy in the Western Pacific, then worked 35 years as an automation engineer, followed by 8 years in a public high school as a special needs educator, 3 years as a kayak guide for a cruise ship on the Great Lakes, and currently in my 10th year as a ocean kayak guide for a large outdoor corporation in Maine. For 30 years, I have been volunteering in maximum security prisons, helping inmates with literacy, developing of the spiritual side of personality, and learning mature social skills - all to eventually assist with their future re-integration into society. My wife and I have 2 adult children, currently live near the New England coast and are avid sea kayakers.

Integrity

Integrity verses Honesty When the virtue integrity is mentioned, the concept of honesty often comes to mind. However, integrity and honesty are quite different. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines integrity as “being of sound moral principal; state of being complete, … Continue reading

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Ocean Craft Comparison

While paddling home from work, my phone rang. The seven-word sentence above would cause most people in my generation to pause in order to weigh exactly what is being said. People 30-years old and younger simply would not find anything … Continue reading

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Drink This Cup

Sometimes life serves us a cup. When the cup is sweet, we drink and we feel justified. Ahhh, I deserved that! But when the cup is bitter, what then? Do we resist? Do we drink and swallow hard? There are … Continue reading

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Meditation Place

Sitting alone in a kayak on a relatively calm sea offers the chance for precious space – from stress, from too much thought and from too much noise. Of course the ocean can change in the heartbeat of new weather. … Continue reading

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