So begins a new story, Long Way from Home. In case you’re wondering — why yes, I did get the title from the old spiritual, Motherless Child. Thanks for asking! Paul Robeson recorded the most well-known version, and that’s the version I will break out into while washing the dishes. Don’t know why, just feels right in that context. I’m a big fan of Robeson, whose Here I Stand is great reading.
Also a big fan of sea turtles these days. Currently reading Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur by Carl Safina. If you dig evolutionary history, natural history, and turtles, it’s the book for you. I got all my main info for this page from there. Sadly, these critters are endangered by rising sea levels that wash out their clutches, loss of beaches to tourism and bright lights that confuse baby sea turtles trying to find their way to shore, and giant fishing nets that catch them up (along with sharks, dolphins, porpoises, and other non-tuna.) You can find out more about it from the World Wildlife Fund.