Today, you are a member of… Swinging Apparatus

A boatswain chair is a handy thing; unlike a harness that hangs you in the air, it’s plank and rope and knot designed to suspend you aloft. A bowline on a bight, a pully, a bit of oak and your off, flipping gravity the bird and getting stuff done in the realm beyond the reach of ground dwellers. Sure, it’s usually breezy and the swinging puts the dizzy in Gillespie, but you got thumbs with which to hold on and a rigging monkey’s fearlessness regardless of any tempests on the horizon. So this week, if you look up and find only windows bad for cleaning and masts in need of repair, don’t sweat it, dear Members, because you have apparatus to spare.

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