Author: Deborah Kelley

An Endless Stream of Coffee

I never drank coffee until I became a teacher. Fourteen years of teaching and now I look forward to my cup of coffee every morning. It isn’t the taste or smell I look forward to. Routine brings me comfort.

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John Casey

On June 30, during the orientation and safety meeting for Leg 4 of Visions ‘19, I felt my phone vibrate inside my pocket. It rang for a long time.

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Night Owls

At 3 am on any given day of VISIONS’19, you can be sure that a lively scene is unfolding under a spinning disco ball inside a blue shipping container on the Atlantis’s focsle deck.

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Teacher Stowaway – Working for Room and Board

This is a ship I cannot sleep on. Everything is different from being on land. The rolling of the waves, noises of the engine, sloshing sounds of waves against the hull, echoing of a 24-hour working metal city, and shared “head” for 5 people that sounds like it is situated right by my pillow.

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In Hot Water

On the surface, 300 miles offshore of Oregon, the R/V Atlantis is surrounded on all sides by deep blue water and rolling

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Katie Gonzalez

July 6 & 7, 2019 Well it’s finally happened. I’ve reached the point where I can no longer keep days of 24-hour

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The Long Drop

It’s one thing to know on an intellectual level that the Pacific Ocean is very deep, but it really sinks in (no

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Mushroom Hunting

Excitement mounted as Jason descended slowly through blue Pacific waters. As the vehicle approached 1500 meters depth, more and more people crowded

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