Not Lost at Sea
Because the Dolphins are swimming.
And then there is the extremely useful information I learned yesterday about ships orientation. See the Dolphins in the carpet? They swim forward. Eliminates an incredible amount of confusion since if you know where you are and where you want to go, which direction to hike is now really obvious.
Taking a break from all the silly fiction (escape reading is me) I am listening to Mark Kurlansky’s “Salt.” Tracing the history of the usage of this simple subject from the prehistoric times to the present, the first few hours of the audiobook are also an excellent review of Chinese History. Like many of us who were western educated in the 1960′s – World History was really a misnomer. What we were taught was Western History with a mention of other civilizations.
It is rather humbling to realize that recorded history in China goes back centuries further than western as well as early use of iron, natural gas, bamboo pipes for both industrial processes and in home plumbing as well as gun powder well before the West was stomping across what they deemed the civilized world on the way to Jerusalem in the first Crusade with horses, sticks and a few swords.