David Roper

Dave Roper is a regular columnist for Points East. Next to sailing, telling and writing stories is Dave’s favorite pastime.  His most recent book, Watching for Mermaids was a three-time Boston Globe bestseller www.watchingformermaids.net. His writing has been published in eighteen languages.  Dave has been a yacht delivery skipper, captain of a 135’ Mississippi River stern wheel cruise ship, and life-long cruiser along the coast of Maine aboard his 31’ Independence sloop, Elsa Marie.  Dave is the founder of A-Script, a career advisory and resume writing firm in Marblehead, MA.  davidroper00@gmail.com
In an exclusive, dramatic reenactment, Buddy the bird is prepared for a sea  burial through the traditional hawse hole.

Fly away, old Buddy, fly away…Buddy? Buddy?

February 1, 2004 at 2:48 pm

What began as a promising relationship between man and bird ended tragically.