DPF / Greger

For one of my teacher-mentors from the state with the most beautiful name and from her new book, published today, In Darwin’s Room. A moment of parental carelessness to which some, or many, may relate. 
from In Darwin’s Room / by Debora Greger 
he wrote out his father’s objections

to a son taking voyage on a ship named for a dog: 

Disreputable to my character as a Clergyman hereafter. 

A wild scheme. 

That they must have offered to many others  before me 

the place of Naturalist.