... I could not resist this book. I have lived all of my life on Long Island, but - I can not swim. (Literally, dozens of people have tried to teach me, including Red Cross instructors, camp counsellors, and my grandfather. I'm not meant to swim.) I can not tolerate more than a minute or two of sun. I can't even type the word "ferry" without becoming queasy. I can not do anything nautical except delight in sea air and lighthouses.
However - how could I resist a book with patterns for starfishes and sea horses, two of my favorite creatures? And kelp? And turtle tracks?
Political musings.... if Dennis Kucinich looked like Mitt Romney, would he still be considered "unelectable"? ... Is there any excuse whatsoever for Hillary's camp to have mentioned Obama and cocaine in the same sentence? (Variation: does anyone believe that this happened without authorization from the top of her campaign?) ... Valerie Plame, Abu Ghirab, weapons of mass destruction, destroying the evidence of Americans using waterboarding, all of the souls who have died in Iraq by American hands, Blackwater... what exactly would it TAKE to impeach this administration? ...