Skip to main content

Abraham’s Bay & Other Stories

Nov 10, 2010 04:34PM, Published by Anonymous, Categories: Arts+Entertainment



As an environmental writer for the University of Maryland Sea Grant College, Greer has written extensively in his “day job” about the Chesapeake Bay and the impact of people, agriculture, and development on the Bay’s future. Hundreds of his newspaper and magazine articles have been regionally and nationally published. In his book of fiction, Greer takes a different turn by exploring people and how they resolve their conflicts with one another and with nature. Yet the setting of his short stories still remains the sea, but instead of the Chesapeake Bay, Greer’s characters set out for the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean.

 

A Maryland native, Greer grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and has had a lifelong relationship with sailing. “The wind first found me,” he writes in his preface, “when I was about twelve years old, on the shores of the York River, in the southern Chesapeake Bay. There my grandmother built a small cottage, where we spent every summer. I didn’t really know my father’s side of the family—he left when I was three—but my mother’s mother gave me a place where the wind could reach me.

On summer nights, without a flashlight, I walked through soggy bottomland down to my grandmother’s dock and sat dangling my legs over dark water. A night breeze often blew from the south, a soft breeze from far off. The wind came from beyond the river mouth, from beyond the Bay. It was a wind born offshore, a sea wind. It carried the sweet smells of the Atlantic, and more. It brought the breath sir of far-away lands. It whispered the promise of what rides on the wind itself.”

For an armchair sailing voyage, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Greer’s recently released book, available in bookstores and online.

 



the arts


  • The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to Draw For Sight Bicycle Poker Run Ride. The tour c...


  • Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

    04/30/2017
    08:00AM

    The Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. at Harford Community Colle...


  • SPCA Walk for the Animals

    04/30/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Please join the SPCA of Anne Arundel County on Sunday, April 30th, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. for its 26th Ann...


  • 72nd Annual Flower Mart 2017

    04/30/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Four Rivers Garden Club will hold their annual Flower Mart on Sunday at Hopkins Park in the Marke...


  • WineFest At St. Michaels

    04/30/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Now in its 8th year, WineFest is Maryland’s premiere wine event, featuring nearly 400 wines from ...


  • For over 28 years, Annapolis Opera’s Vocal Competition has given opera students and young profess...


  • This three-week series (which one can take individually or as a series) will be filled with some ...


  • Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc., will present its 17th annual ...


  • Treasure the Chesapeake

    05/04/2017
    06:00PM

    The Chesapeake Bay Trust welcomes all to the Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration at the Baltimore...


  • The 6th Annual Tidewater Easton Rotary Club Fishing Tournament wil be held May 5th with boats lea...


  • The 2017 Blackwater Tour starts at the Great Marsh Park in historic Cambridge, Maryland on Saturd...


  • On Saturday, May 6th, 6:45 a.m. the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Washington, D.C. Metro will...


  • Naptown BarBAYq

    05/06/2017
    10:00AM — 08:30PM

    You don't have to travel far to try some authentic barbecue because there will be Kansas City-sty...


  • 17th Annual Multicultural Festival

    05/06/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    For 18 years now, the Multicultural Festival has brought the Mid-Shore together for one big party...


  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

    05/06/2017
    11:00AM

    Men & women are challenged to Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, up Main Street Annapolis, and back to Bla...


  • 8th Annual Derby Day Benefit

    05/06/2017
    04:30PM — 09:30PM

    This unique event consists of a live showing of the Kentucky Derby Day race, mock betting, hat co...


  • 8th Annual Derby Day

    05/06/2017
    04:30PM

    Grab your hats and your best outfits for the eighth annual Derby Day Benefit at Maryland Therapeu...


  • Pawject Runway

    05/06/2017
    06:00PM

    Show Your Soft Side and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will hold the fifth annu...


  • Cinco De Miler 5K

    05/07/2017
    09:00AM — 01:00PM

    Brought to you by Charm City Run, grab your sombreros and hit the trails at the Cinco de Miler 5K...


  • First Sunday Arts Festival

    05/07/2017
    11:00AM — 05:00PM

    First Sunday Arts, Annapolis' premier arts festival, opens its 2017 season on Sunday, May 7th, 11...


 

 

 

Towne Social