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Watching Captain Ron movie on Mainsail.

A few weeks ago I started reading this book called The Art of Possibility. One of the things the book talks about is contributing. Making a contribution. Making a contribution to society or community or family or something.

That’s how I read it, anyway.

With that in mind, let me tell you about a movie called Captain Ron. You may have seen it. Boat people love Captain Ron.

I’ve heard people tell all kinds of stories about how their marinas used to have movie night and project Captain Ron on a sail & everybody would gather around in lawn chairs on the dock to watch it.

And for all the years I’ve been going around to different marinas hearing these stories, I’ve never actually seen anyone do it. I was beginning to think that these movie nights were the unicorns of boat life. Everybody’s heard & talked about it, nobody’s actually seen it happen.

Last week we were sitting on the dock store porch drinking coffee like usual and I got tired of hearing the stories. It was time to create a story of our own.

So we acquired a projector, borrowed a copy of the movie, plugged it all up, and did it.

Now, there’s a marina full of people who can actually tell others about the time they watched Captain Ron projected on a mainsail at a marina. Heck, now people are already voting to determine what next week’s movie should be.

And you know what? It wasn’t really that hard to do.

Is there something you’ve been talking forever about doing & haven’t yet done?

Go. Do it. Create a story. Contribute.


Bo is currently living in Orange Beach, Alabama working towards checking #31 off his bucket list. If you’d like to be a part of the adventure, consider sponsoring a mile.


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