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  • By scott pearce
    Mar 2, 2012
    thank you so much ken for being a friend..and a very good buddy which is hard to find ..i loved diving with you even if i didn't go buy the rules ..sometimes they are meant to be broke ..we learn through experiences ...class work is great ..but until you are put in a situation on the bottom you will never know ..patience is the best experience....learn to control yourself on the bottom of the ocean can kill you or teach you i have a total give or take around 4000 hrs on the bottom its took me 30 years every weekend to get patience..and work through my problems on the bottom of the ocean...never get excited think before you act....again ken thank you for being a man people can count on to do the right way of diving ..not like me im very radical...and love to bite the bullet keep showing all your customers the right way to dive ...that's a dive masters responsibly and instructors... love my buddy and will all ways be with you even under water even if im not there with you... More > ..thank about what i would do...sometimes we have to step out on a limb to understand the things we do ...and most of the times it will save you with all my heart..your friend and dive buddy forever scotty< Less
  • By James Rosemond
    Dec 31, 2006
    "From C.H." The following abridged review is posted with the permission of the original writer- Mr. C.H. Blickenstorfer If you have come across the term "fantasy diver" you know it refers to folks who love to talk about diving. They have all the latest and greatest high-tech scuba equipment and engage anyone they meet in elaborate stories of diving and all the cool stuff they have seen and done. Except that fantasy divers hardly ever go diving. James Rosemond, the author of Hiding on the Bottom - Mid Life Misadventures Down East is pretty much the opposite of a fantasy diver. He's real, very real. And so is his book which is a cohesive collection of stories and vignettes of boating and diving during a difficult couple of years -- a midlife crisis if you will -- where he makes an unexpected new friend who ends up changing his outlook on life. The title Hiding on the Bottom refers to diving and hunting flounder in murky waters... More > as an escape, something that Rosemond both loves and uses to bring focus to his life, a life that he finds unstructured and unfilfilling in some vaguely defined ways. We never quite find out what exactly ails the author, but it really doesn't matter. Those who've been there know the feeling. Though this self-published account of a man's struggles to find himself in the middle of his life is really about himself, it has a strong focus on an irreverant, hard-charging go-getter named Scotty who becomes the author's friend and, through his exuberance and love of life, provides a beacon through his crisis, shows him what counts and really matters -- living life, appreciating things, and doing what one loves to do. Scottie "may be too chauvinistic" to ever appear on Oprah, but he has a heart of gold and is just what the doctor ordered. And he can spear flounders like none other. Rosemond never pretends to be a master diver. But unlike his pal Scotty -- who dives without computer or any of them new-fangled diving gear, prides himself in buying cheap fins at Walmart and using self-made stuff, and stays down until his air runs out -- the author does describe PADI training and procedure, and often provides a bit of scuba explanation and guidance for those readers totally unfamiliar with the sport. This is not a book about breathtaking adventures in exotic locales or dangerous exploits way down deep. It weaves in little adventures and misadventures, the kinds of things that happen to all of us. Like losing gear due to mental glitches, making errors in judgement, encounters with odd people, fighting equipment and other recalcitrant things in life. Scotty provides guidance, not because he is a model citizen or perfect individual, far from it, but because he gives us that which we all need, something to regroup and refocus on, and make it past difficult times. I read Hiding on the Bottom cover to cover in two long nights. It's captivating writing, fun, entertaining, and I could relate to it. Both as a diver and as a man. -- C. H. Blickenstorfer,< Less
  • By tommathews
    Oct 19, 2006
    "Very entertaining and easy read" I laughed out loud. The author, James Rosemond, has a way of making simple activities interesting and funny. I really identified with the underlying philosophical theme that adventure can lie right outside your front door, and that life is too short not to go and find it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys boating, diving, or who just enjoys life.
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James Rosemond
December 13, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.81 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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