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Half Way To One Thousand Columns

As far as I can tell, I wrote my first column—rhetorically titled “Will Custom Center Consoles Rule the High-Performance World?”—for offshoreonly.com in 2012. That piece went live on July 31. To call it prophetic would be pretentious and arrogant, but to call it an accurate prediction would be, well, accurate.


Writing two columns a week for offshoreonly.com is so much fun it almost doesn’t seem like work—almost. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

Of course, you didn’t have to be psychic to see that coming. You just had to open your eyes.

Here’s what started me on this self-indulgent trip down memory lane: This is my 500th column for offshoreonly.com.

My gig with the website started as a weekly assignment. About two years ago, it became semi-weekly, meaning twice a week if for some reason the publishing jargon throws you. (Bi-weekly means every other week.)

Believe it or not, I look forward to writing my columns each week. Folks who don’t write for a living tend to fear and—as a result—dread it, yet I flat-out love what I do. I am the luckiest guy in the world. I like to think I was born to do this job.

Of course, as always, you are and always will be the judge of that.

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