Keeping things small

Hi Folks-

Our eleven year old grand daughter, Sophia, is having dinner with us tonight and later we’re all going to hear Sophia in her 6th grade concert where she’ll both play the violin and sing in the choral group.

Earlier this afternoon, Sophia showed me a program her math teacher had just introduced to the class, a program that allows the user to “code,” or program the actions on the screen. It places the user in an advanced programming, or “coding,” environment so that you code the activity that takes place on the computer. Sophia said the teacher told them that people who are really good at coding are some of the highest paid workers anywhere. She was clearly impressed, by the prospect of riches I’m sure, but more, I think, by the power to create worlds on her computer.

I remember having thoughts such as this when I was Sophia’s age. Writing a beautiful novel, playing professional football, being President of the United States. Is it that the world seems smaller when you’re eleven, or that you seem bigger? How do I best help Sophia keep her big ideas close to her?

For those of you who like calamari we have fresh wild squid coming in tomorrow, tubes and tentacles. They also are splendid in a fish stew which sounds like an idea with the cold weather coming on. We also have striped bass and Grade 2+ yellowfin tuna coming in. The price for the tuna this week is just $13.50/lb.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Wild Striped Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Squid, fresh, tubes and tentacles
  • PEI Mussels
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”


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