Sunday, August 29, 2010


Perhaps more of a stretch than synchronicity, I was struck by the books—some of which had saggy, soggy bindings—in Robert Peary's summer home. I imagine the interiors are still readable. Another thing Arctic-related that struck me was a comment in Miriam MacMillan's book about being part of the crew on Donald MacMillan's schooner. That is, she referred to the considerable library on Arctic matters on the Bowdoin, the 88' long and 21' wide schooner designed for Arctic explorations. Now, the entire library could no doubt fit on a phone (Apple pods trump whale pods?). As for the Arctic, there's much less ice ice baby.


Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

I can see your face in the spines! Cool!

Beth Tondreau said...

I was going to note that there was a modern ghost in the shot, but I figured you'd see it!