Sunday, April 3, 2011

SlowBoat Whereabouts

SlowBoat (the boat) is docked in Hampton, Virginia, waiting out the weather.  Cap and crew are in Homer, New York with Bill's Mom.   Bill's Dad, Tom Carlsen, ended his long battle with lung cancer yesterday.

Tom Carlsen spent his life helping others.  He was a medic in the U.S. Army, an EMT in his small rural community, a firefighter, a scout leader, a leader in his church, and, to his grandchildren, the guru of good table manners.  As a professor of social work at Syracuse University, he prepared hundreds of students to do good and make a difference.  It's lovely to think of his influence rippling outward in the word.

We'll be here for about a week.  Please do check back on the blog for some SlowBoat flashback stories and some photoessays.  Your love and support means a lot to us.


  1. On behalf of Bald Eagle Power Squadron, we send our condolences to Captain, Crew and Family.

    Lt/C Scott D. Barbara
    Executive Officer
    Bald Eagle Power Squadron
    District 11, Pennsylvania

  2. Sorry to hear about Bill's dad. We're thinking about you guys.

  3. The Captain and Crew of "The Goode Life" send their deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts.
    Allan and Cheryl

  4. Just got word about Bill's dad, thinking of you both. Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. Hugs and love, Pam