Posted by: Blue Lou Logan | March 3, 2013

Welcome, mateys


Where he should be

Where he should be

Welcome mates…pirates, sailors, lubbers, all.  This is the new vessel of Blue Lou Logan, the new home of the Journal.  My old ship on Blogger, which had served well for years, was suddenly impounded, without warning, without explanation.  The old blog remains locked up.  But the crew battled meany geeky beasties, and we are now sailing on a fresh frigate.

Pardon the mess.  We’ll get this lady shipshape and Bristol fashion with some time.  All the old posts appear to have made it over, so feel free to go below decks and look around.

For those who haven’t sailed with old Blue Lou before, here’s a brief version of the Articles.   The Journal of Blue Lou Logan exists as outlet for the discussion of all things piratical:  old Caribbean buccaneers, new Nigerian bandits, tall ships and small boats, rum, ale, history, and shiny, shiny booty.  I, Blue Lou, come partly, and best known to some of you, as a fictional character, a refugee from the Scottish Rising of 1715 turned scalawag.  Thus some of you will know me from Faire.  I also come as a volunteer–Pirate Lou–at Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats, where I have learned to sail, where I came to love real maritime history and lore, and where I educate kids on the real pirates:  Teach, Bonny, Read, Lafitte.  Finally, I am very recently linking this to the REAL Lou’s academic past and future.  I have, as some of you will know, a BA in Anthropology, specifically in Historical Archaeology, and an MA and PhC in Ethnomusicology.  I have recently been in contact with the Mystic Seaport Museum, specifically Dr. Glenn Gordinier, “pretending” to take last summer’s Munson Insitute summer seminar by doing all the readings and writing papers of my own design.

The real Lou is a writer, an academic, yet also a romanticist and an unapologetic geek.  The Journal is for all of these things, from Aubrey and Sparrow to piracy in the past and in the present, from tales of Logan to real adventures on the water.  If ye be not afraid of the swells and the gunpowder, of contemplations and distractions, then welcome aboard.  But…

Keep a weather eye open, mates, and hold on tight, with both hands if you please.  There be squalls ahead, and Davey Jones waiting for them what don’t obey!

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  1. The new site is a wonder to behold mate! Well done indeed. Now I need to get my dunnage packed up and move to WP as well! You’ve inspired me once again.


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