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First Issue 15 June 2021


The best way to gather your thoughts for a newletter is to sit cross-legged on the deck and have a parrot, of some experience, roost on your shoulder tell you things you need to do repeatedly.




Among the items addressed in our monthly newsletter will be recognition of superior heroic or meritorious service in the face of the public for the ultimate benefit of the goodname of dreadnaughts-bluejackets.com under the heading "Mentioned in Newsletters." This is akin to the British Commonweath award "Mentioned in Dispatches" which is a unique bit of geedunk that mounts on a medal.


For example, what will suffice for you to rate such recognition will be if you successfully convince a librarian to buy, or accept, a hardcover copy of THE ABALONE UKULELE for his/her library and you can provide documentation (a receipt, a letter of recognition, a notarized affidavit under seal, etc.)


What will not suffice will be saving an admiral from a burning golf cart. DO NOT RISK LIFE OR LIMB OR FORTUNE. OR BREAK ANY LAWS to earn this recognition. Think getting more books in the hands of happy readers.


How will we know? Though we have our ways, the best way to bring your mentionable conduct through the "Contact" page of this website.


Aspiring Mentioners may be recognized using their own names of a tasteful nautical nom de guerre of their own choosing.