Alas, with the oil industries contamination of our Gulf, going for a swim in the ocean doesn't offer the relief it used to. But for me that really hasn't been an option I've been interested in for some time. I think the last time I was there the "save the whales" gang kept tying to push me back into the ocean... I finally had to swim off and come ashore down the beach a ways and sneak back to the car.
I've been wondering what I should really do with my life and I'll be damned if I can think of anything different. Granted, I would really enjoy a house with fewer things piled floor to falling over point, but of all the problems that is really a minor one. At work I find challenge, camaraderie and satisfaction. There are even days I think I make a difference.
For the past several months I've been following the adventures of a 16 year old sailor, attempting to single handedly sailaround the world. She has shown focus, confidence and resourcefulness I think every parent would like in their child. Unfortunately she had some problems in the Indian Ocean and became the focus of the nightly news. She is safe now, but I am sure the second guessing of the press has only just begun. I hope, no I am confident, she will handle the talking heads with the same poise, and courage she demonstrated on the ocean. It is unfortunate her 15 minutes of fame was the rescue.