Published Work

A smorgasbord of science and nature, memoir, essays, poetry, sailing, and humor pieces.

Linked where available online.

1. Science, Nature & Justice

2. Memoir, Essays & Poetry

3. Satire & Humor

4. Sailing & Boating

  • What Puget Sound Pilots Want You to Know – Rainshadow Journal, September 1, 2021; Reprints in 48 North Magazine, Sept 8, 2021, Post Alley, Sept 28, 2021, Selene Boat Owners, October 9, 2021, and in Off Center Harbor(journalism)
  • The 2021 Shipwrights’ Regatta: Maximum Fun, Rainshadow Journal, March 4, 2021.
  • My First Race, (reprint from 48 North) Port Townsend Sailing Association for the Shipwright’s Regatta, February 2021.
  • A series of 6 articles on solo sailing in Good Old Boat magazine, September 2014 through May 2015: In Search of Solitude, Sept-Oct 2014; One Brain, Six Hands, Sept-Oct 2014; Departures and Arrivals, Nov-Dec 2014; Simplify Sail Changes Jan-Feb 2015; Anchoring When Solo, Part 1 March-April 2015; Anchoring When Solo, Part 2, May-June 2015
  • Advice From Old Friends – Cruising World, November 2012
  • Head-Turning Horseshoe Buoy – Good Old Boat, Sept-Oct 2012
  • That Was No Puddle! – 48 North, September 2012
  • Mexico Wrap-Up – Latitude 38, April 2012
  • Rode Show! – Good Old Boat, January 2012
  • Unshrinking the Planet – 48 North, December 2011
  • Slow Waltz with the Bay: Two southbound sailors find San Francisco Bay Area’s charms irresistible – Latitude 38, October 2011
  • A Rough Corner Turned: Eight Days Down the Coast, Two Hove-to – 48 North, September 2011
  • You Talkin’ to ME? What We Call Ourselves Speaks Volumes… – 48 North, May 2011
  • Brevity Begets Harmony: Code Words Let Mars Understand Venus – Good Old Boat, November 2010
  • What’s in a Boat Name? – 48 North, November 2010
  • When Sail Rules – Good Old Boat, July 2010
  • The Fog Knife and Other Wondrous Devices – 48 North, November 2009
  • What’s in YOUR Closet? Nautical Skeletons from a First Cruise – 48 North, May 2009
  • A Double-Ended Delight: A Singular Affair with a Pacific Seacraft 25 – Good Old Boat, March 2009
  • Make-and-Mend Days – Good Old Boat, July 2008
  • My First Race – 48 North, May 2008
  • Sailing in the Ice Age – Pacific Seacraft Owner’s Bulletin, 2008
  • Face Your Fears and Go For It! – Living Aboard, January 2007
  • The Confession of Roatan Rose – Cruising World, June 2006
  • What’s in YOUR Closet? Nautical Skeletons from a First Cruise – Latitudes and Attitudes, April 2006
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Summer Wind, Blue Ice) – Good Old Boat, January 2006

all photos © Karen Sullivan