Last night I juggled on stage for 1,000 people. This morning I surfed an artificial wave hundreds of miles from land. Hello from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
I’m writing this on Sunday evening after 8 straight days at sea on a transatlantic cruise ship. We dock in Lisbon, Portugal on Tuesday.
A cruise can be anything that you make of it. We wear pirate costumes on formal nights. We skip the shows, the shopping, the casinos, and the fake art auctions.
Instead, we opt into our own schedule and routine. Mostly, I’ve been reading. Sometimes for 10 hours each day.
These are the books I have finished in the past week at sea, sorted from best to worst:
- Mission In a Bottle, by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff
- When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
- Living With a SEAL, by Jesse Itzler
- Endurance, by Alfred Lansing
- Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez
- Holes, by Louis Sachar
- Unshakeable, by Tony Robbins
- Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski