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.