Volume 8, Issue 73; 06 May 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Gone fishin'

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Da Vinci

“Gone fishin'” in a figurative sense, that is. Simply on vacation for the literal minded among you.

I might squeeze in another essay or two before I leave, I suppose, but equally, I might not. If it don't appear before Sunday afternoon, there ain't no chance of it appearin' for a week or so. After which, you will almost certainly be peppered with pictures of sunny St. Thomas and the gorgeous flora and fauna that live on and around it.



How about that - I just got back from St. Thomas.

Here's my one recommendation: If you're into snorkeling and if you make a visit to St. John, head over to Leinster Bay/Waterlemon Cay. That's where we say the greatest variety of wildlife. From wild donkeys & goats to sea turtles and baracudda(s?).

Oh, and don't forget the sunscreen.

—Posted by Matt on 06 May 2005 @ 03:23 UTC #

I'm headed to St. John Monday for the first time. This quote I printed from your page and it hangs on my office door.

—Posted by Michael on 17 Jun 2005 @ 07:09 UTC #