Quote of the Day: 3rd Wednesday of December 2021

The wind is blowing something fierce over the Mendocino Headlands. Self simply cannot believe it, but she has been seeing cars drive slowly down Main Street, all day long. She dare not confess to anyone that she finds the howling wind extremely disconcerting.

Self is on Part One of Ship of Ghosts, “On Asia Station.” Admiral Albert Harold Rooks, Captain of the USS Houston, writes his wife Edith from his station on Cavite, the Philippines:

  • “Well, September is almost gone . . . Day after tomorrow it will be one month since I took over the Houston, and two months since I left you in Honolulu. That makes two twenty-sixths of the time, or 1/13 gone. When you say it that way, it doesn’t sound so interminable, does it?”


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