Brief pause

Have to attend to a family event, so will be taking a few days off from the blog.  Hope to have some more energy stuff then and maybe a little more politics.

In the meantime, I’ve been following the Volvo Ocean Race as six 70 foot sailboats set out from Aukland New Zealand a week ago on March 18, headed around Cape Horn for Itajai Brazil.  Currently they are in the Southern Ocean in 30 foot waves with 40 knot winds gusting over 60. The second place boat is skippered by Kenny Read from Newport Rhode Island.

This is a true 21st century event as the boats have on-board media crew members who chronicle the trek and upload to the website continually.  In a world where superlatives are abused on a routine basis, the situation down there is truly awesome.

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