Being confined by The Virus, I’ve been reading a lot as well as the usual writing. One fascinating book I found ages ago and have just re-read is “Adventures by Sea of Edward Coxere”. It about the life of a seaman from Kent, England in the 1600’s. Coxere both wrote and illustrated the book, so this is not the work of a studied academic, but rather the simple and touching record of someone who endured enormous hardship and wondrous adventures in a long life at sea. I was amazed at the number of times he was made a prisoner of the various countries then at war with one another – Spain, Holland, England, Turkey and others – and yet managed to come through it all a stronger person with a fascinating spiritual insight.