final phone post for two weeks

Blogging from a broken 747 on the tarmac at O’Hare — bound for Singapore — where the trusty Treo will not work and the lame rented GSM Nokia has no browser.

Managed to devour Nathaniel Philbrick’s National Book Award winner (2000) In the Heart of the Sea, his retelling of the story of the Essex, the model for Moby Dick.

Definitely an inspiration to finish the Captain Chatfield work and turn it into a book. I brought his Civil War letters with me to start transcription during my stay in Asia.

I’ll blog when possible though not by Treo. Will be shopping for a Canon Powershot in Singapore duty-free.