to Book One, Halcyon Days
…We had again sight of the land, which made ahead, being as we thought an island, …we called it Shoal Hope. Near this cape we came to anchor in fifteen fathoms, where we took great store of codfish, for which we altered the name, and called it Cape Cod.
Gabriel Archer’s journal of Bartholomew Gosnold’s voyage, 1602.
“Giving up on all optimism and pessimism, one is free to be courageous; one places no trust in tools and instruments; one comes to hope based on human beings.”
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I intend to bring Shoal Hope to Substack. How would you like to have me do it?
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This is a beautiful and profound book.