Flecker, Alston wants to:
"Watch an iceberg heel in the Roaring Forties..." (p. 387)
What is it for an iceberg to "heel"? I tried googling this but found (see here).
Alston also wants to see condors above:
"...the towering painted pyramid of Sechin Alto in Peru." (p. 388)
In the twentieth century, this is an archaeological site. It reminds us, or at least me, of Machu Picchu, used as a hideout by Exaltationist time criminals in the Time Patrol series.
With a book and a laptop, I can:
read the text;
google the (to me) obscure references;
blog about them.
Thus, it takes forever to read a book or even a chapter. I still do not know how the sea battle in On The Oceans of Eternity pans out. Shortly, I will:
watch a Smallville dvd;
check emails and blog over breakfast;
visit Ketlan in hospital;
maybe eat again before visiting Ketlan again;
maybe read and blog some more;
watch another Smallville;
and so on.
Life could be a lot worse.