Dear Ones;

Hey! I'm in distant Northern Australia on vacation suddenly! Visiting my husband's beautiful kids! This means several things:

1) Tim-Tams!
2) A delirium of jetlag!
3) Sporadic Facebooking over the next week or so — sorry!

But before I slip away into the hinterlands, I wanted to share this. I stopped in Sydney two days ago to visit the great State Library, and the nice librarians there let me hold in my very own (gloved) hands this treasure: The expedition diary of Sir Joseph Banks, from Captain Cook's first voyage.

After you guys read "The Signature of All Things" you'll understand why this was a holy and magnificent moment for me. I got a little weepy.

I love Australia!

OK, disappearing again now,


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