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  1. Dick
    Dick March 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm | | Reply

    Where to start !
    I loved every part of this; The conversations about art, boat building and cruising are all insightful, enlightening and entertaining.
    Even the last days of Ruby, sad as they were to talk about, capture much of the essence of a remarkable guy.
    Some might take exception to some of the decisions he made, but no one will fail to be impressed with Ed’s reflections when faced with the ultimate cruising nightmare
    What a life and what a conversation – brought to life by a remarkable interviewer!
    As terrific as the piece put up on Rumblestrip is, it is imperative (I think) that you listen to the entire, unedited piece by following the link to Ed’s art work and then the link at the end in the last sentence called “Unedited from Ed Epstein on the Road”.

  2. Gail
    Gail March 3, 2015 at 10:19 pm | | Reply

    I loved this. I checked out everything on his website, listened to the unedited version and didn’t even know that there was a snowstorm going on outside. A great evening, a fabulous interview, a man who’s lived life fully and who’s lucky to be able to tell his story and tell it well he did. Thank you both for a most memorable evening.

  3. Collin
    Collin March 4, 2015 at 7:57 pm | | Reply

    As a sailor I recognized a certain kindred restlessness in Ed, and a boat has always been my perfect vehicle to both restrain and nurture it. Trapped between wind and waves you quickly learn you have to set your foolish wants aside and give yourself over to rules, and a pace of living, you have had no say in setting, or you get nowhere. The reward for making the leap is a lifelong want for more. I imagine it must be much the same when you pick up a brush and canvas, or a bow and cello, or maybe even a microphone and a list of ever evolving questions. Nicely done Erica!

  4. Anne Greensfelder
    Anne Greensfelder March 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm | | Reply

    My world has just expanded. Sitting here beside the wood stove watching the full moon rise while the temperature drops to minus 10º, listenting to the true life undertakings and adventures of Ed as he repsonds to your intelligent and insightful questions, I feel that I have travelled out to sea, faced death and come back to shore. What a fantastic string of experiences, what a great life! During the first part of the interview I scrolled through Ed’s portraits and was delighted to see that he has captured the essence of many people I know (my favorite portrait is the one of Andrew Klein). Thank you Erica and thank you Ed.

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