Or so it’s seemed to me plenty of times. Quite a full day at work — no complaints, but there’s been everything from building-evacuating fire alarms to last minute reserves nuttiness and more besides. In brief:
- Noel Mostert’s The Line Upon a Wind is a good overview of the naval wars during the Napoleonic era, with particular emphasis on the British and American navies but less so on the French. A lot of familiar stories and situations but described engagingly; recommended for anyone wanting an in-depth but still popular audience-oriented history of the times and the navies in question. Will be published here in the US in June.
- Another day of the political wrangling among the Democrats makes me think further that people all need to chill….everywhere.
- All Bobb Trimble fans — and I know you’re out there — should check out the work of Strangefire. Very good duo, and they have the blend of Trimble’s kind of spacey float with tempered anger down solid.
Otherwise more later after trying some new recipes.