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June 28, 2008


Bob Collier

There you go. I had to Wikipedia what a dolma is, so I've learned something new as well. :-)


Bob, looks like it's time for you to head south to Melbourne, where the best Greek food outside of Greece herself is to be found. =)


I know Jason is *outstandingly* smart. Bugger schooling; his native capacity is tremendous. I haven't talked much with Marc (who's very quiet) but I never would have pegged him for a dummy.

I kept getting told I was smart/well-read/knowledgeable in school -- but this was followed by, "why do you space out so much? why can't you get better grades?" with the implication that being a performing seal mattered, not understanding or knowing or thinking, so it was ultimately quite poisonous.

I don't compare that to being told you're "stupid" because that is pure evil. It's just that it's very hard to win in the school system.


And *I* had to look up "dolma" because I had experienced "dolmades" and thought there must have been a difference!

I actually think I would have been *more* interested in history had I *not* done it at school (actually, that goes for a lot of things, including reading, unfortunately). In recent years, I've rediscovered my love of languages, and am frustrated that it's so much harder to learn them now, yet so much easier to access the tools...


Thinking of you a lot these days, given that I see different oceans every day and just met a very pregnant friend of mine...

Once you're cruising the world, I can recommend checking out the Kattegat area of the Baltic Sea (Northeast coast of Denmark); the North Sea (Northwest side) is too rough and less interesting in spots. Until you're here IRL, go ahead and wiki it - and M&J can check out the Wikings and other early sailors in these waters...

Love (and good labor vibes) from traveling FR

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