Visionary • Storyteller • Entrepreneur • Sailor


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Visionary • Storyteller  • Entrepreneur • Adventurer

David at the helm of Searcher, the family’s 57-foot Bowman Ketch--100 miles north of Bermuda, winds 35 knots gusting to 40, seas 15 to 20-feet. The family spent the winter  (2009-10) exploring the Eastern Caribbean as far south as Grenada sailing more than 5,000 miles.  You can read about the voyage at Photo by Julie Robinson Lyman.

Mentoring & Coaching

Need someone to look at your work? Need help with an idea, project or career? Starting a business?  Looking for a professional mentor to guide you through the Creative Process?

I’ve been helping artists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, fellow entrepreneurs--professionals as well as amateurs--launch careers, start a business, publish a book, make a movie . . .

You and I can work face-to-face, one-on-one, on-line.


Excerpts from David’s Lecture on The Creative Artist’s Mind.

Off Shore Passage-making to the Caribbean

An all day seminar in what it takes to deliver your boat from New England to the Caribbean, for a winter of cruising, as you explore the islands and escape winter. We cover costs, where to go,  how to get there, and get back.

The Moon Cusser Folk Music Coffee House

1963 - 2013 -

Looking back at that first year on the Vineyard. It’s was 50 years I created one of my first real magical places. The Moon Cusser Coffee House on Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard played a role in the lives of many who spent their summer there. Here I reminisce  about the beginning of that magical experience and share some of the posters and other literature in my files.

The Bert and I Company of Maine, LLC

I’ve been working for 2 years with Cherie Hoyt, an old friend, to acquire an exclusive license to the Bert
and I brand of Maine Humor and its intellectual property.  That happened this past August. We are now on our way to launching a talent search throughout northern New England, looking for new voices, new stories, new characters-- for The Bert and I Stage and Radio Show, a new series of CDs and DVDs, the Bert and I Movie, and a subsequent television series--all to be produced here in Maine, based on the characters and stories of the original Bert and I humor recordings.

Marshall Dodge, as The “I” in Bert and I, my photo of 1976.


Book Project: Hurricane Comin . . . . How to prepare your boat for a blow.

I am writing and editing a book on hurricanes, where they come from, how the develop, and what damage they can do. This book is for sailors, mariners, boat owners and their crews who need to know how to prepare for a hurricane, and what contributes to survival or disaster. The book includes  recommendations and suggestions on how to prepare your boat. I am looking for first person  stories and recommendations from those who have been through a storm on their boat, at sea, at anchor, at the dock, or on the hard.
  1. Introduction    • Prologue    • Hurricane Emily  • Hurricane Hugo

  2. •  Strategy       • Planning       • Preparations



A Four-Day screenwriting workshop for Maine writers, filmmakers, producers, authors.

Have a story you want to tell? Written a novel or nonfiction book that you want made into a movie? This course is for producers and filmmakers, authors and  writers--professionals and amateurs—anyone who has a story they wish to turn into a film script. Writing experience is not as important as is a compelling story. Partners and writing teams are welcome.

Chris Keane (author of How to Write a Selling Screenplay), and I are offering a special four-day workshop for writers and authors with stories they wish to turn into a film scripts.

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