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David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    There were no unduly disruptive outbreaks of financial, sexual, social, or emotional jealousy. Everything was just fine. Until they quit. The whole thing just sort of petered out.

    Did he say about how long this lasted? The implication is that it was at least a generation or two.

    Whenever I read about such things, it always strikes me that they seems unsustainable. The kids who get born eventually pair up and want to go their own way… and if there aren’t enough missionaries to bring in enough folks to achieve replacement, one will be struck by yet another attempt to make something new and different that worked until it stopped working… and that rarely lasts more than a generation or two.Report

  2. Avatar tarylcabot
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    I can recommend almost the entire series “Oxford History of the United States” the Howe book is volume 5.  It’s one of the better volumes, but outside of the 1975-2000 volume (too recent to detect historical trends) the rest of the series is worthwhile.  the last volume that i read was an over view of our foreign policy – “US Foreign Relations since 1776” – that would take at least an entire boat journey.Report

  3. Avatar DensityDuck
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    I read an article somewhere complaining about how Facebook was getting so “political”, as in people weren’t afraid to post extremely partisan things and get into angry political arguments.

    What Facebook is showing us, I think, is that it wasn’t “being anonymous” that made people act like hotheads.  Some people–and more than you might think–are just like that.  What stops them acting that way all the time is that you can’t ragequit real life.Report

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