Sarah P’s comments: It is deep winter so I am deviating from my usual water path. While in my favorite 910.4 section, my eye wandered to the 912’s and fell upon this odd book. Everything you wanted to know (or not) about maps and people who love looking at them. I admit I am one. It’s a strangely fascinating read from a strangely fascinating guy who also happens to be a good writer. The only negative is he never mentions charts! I will have to write him…how can you write a whole book about maps and never discuss maps of water???
‘Maps give us a sense of place and stability and origin that we otherwise lack.’
‘Falling in love with places is just like falling in love with people; it can happen more than once, but never quite like your first time.’
‘Almost every map…will show us two kinds of places: places where we’ve been and places we’ve never been…We can understand, at a glance, our place in the universe, our potential to go and see new things, and the way to get back home afterward.’
Sarah P’s comments: If you will be on the East Coast of the U.S. this summer, take time to check out the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship built in modern times
The ship with a crew of 30 is sailing north to Maine and then south to Virginia.
Information about the ship
Arriving in Boothbay Harbor, Maine
‘Shipbuilding was the rocket science of the Viking era.‘ ~ Sigurd Arse, owner
‘It is thrilling to be close to the Sagas and do something a little crazy and down to earth at the same time.’ ~ crew member
Off the chart…
Sarah P’s comments: Last night I was introduced to The Subdudes who played a show at the superb Boothbay Opera House. Holy Cow…what a performance. Brought me right back to when I lived in Baton Rouge and we used to cruise down to N’leans to hear music. (LA is not an ocean boat-friendly place so other entertainment needed.) Anyway, their style, attitude & coming out into the audience to play…is special. Tom Malone actually skipped down the aisle with his guitar and said, “Skipping is the most economical way to move.”
Definition of skipping: to move along lightly…
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