It’s the handle that gives you force, not the size of your axe’s blade. —Hiker choosing an axe for his next backpacking trip.
Beauty is the sharpest tool in the box. If you want someone to sit up and take notice, make it beautiful. —Richard Mosse, on war photography.
Hunger changes everything. —Head Start teacher, Room Five.
Horse latitudes are areas of high pressure marked by calm, subsiding air that gets heated during descent. Ships relying on wind power in such a subtropical zone could stall for several months. How this area earned its name is subject to speculation. Captain Paul Watson quoted in the book, Whale Warriors, explained the horse latitudes earned the name from horses being transported to the West Indies. At times when a ship under sail stalled for too long, horses were eventually tied to ropes and tossed overboard in an effort to move the ship forward. The horses swam until they couldn’t swim anymore. Periodically I google this, thinking one day this explanation will be disproved.
**Photo by William O’Keefe