Monday, January 18, 2016
Evanston: fellow Cape Horners; nature and the brain; the upper 10% is you; losing the minus sign
An article in THE GUARDIAN about my fellow Cape Horners, or not, caught my eye.
Except that ‘adventure’ is misused, there is nothing wrong with this, as long as it is kept in perspective.
I’ll never get ashore from GANNET. At least I hope I won’t.
An article in the January issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, or ‘Nat Geo’ as it seems to want to be known in this abbreviated age, is about the science behind why I like to go to sea. After only three days in a natural as opposed to an urban setting, the brain changes. I knew that.
There is a lot more to the article which is well worth reading.
Most of you are among the wealthiest 10% in the world, and many in the wealthiest 1%, which goes to show how poor most of the world is.
I was surprised to learn that all it takes to be in the 10% is a net worth of $68,800. The upper 1% $760,000.
Bought a house in San Diego or Auckland or Sydney or London or a good many places a few decades ago and you’re in.
When I woke this morning at 5 a.m. the temperature was -2°F/-19°C. By mid-afternoon it was +2°F, still -17°C. Whoopie! One of the few advantages of using Fahrenheit over Centigrade. For some reason I felt compelled to check the calendar and make certain I fly to New Zealand six weeks tomorrow.