When I'm asked what five books I'd personally choose to have were I to be marooned on a desert island (insert Mount Desert Island joke here), this would be the definitive list:
But seriously, this was in part prompted by the observation of how many folks say that they are "bored" in their Facebook status updates. Gotta wonder what that's like, and it makes me grateful how awesome just a simple blank sheet of paper can be, at least for those of us who are easily amused. The other inspiration comes from seeing so many folks on vacation here in Acadia park their cars along the Park Loop Road, or out on Schoodic Point, pop the trunk, haul out some foldup chairs, and simply sit, for hours, out on the rocks, watching the ocean, listening to the waves. Beats pretty much anything TV any damn day.