This morning my roommate and I went shopping so that she could buy new bicycling clothes. While she was working on that, I found the book section of this outdoorsy store. While in the book section I found a beautiful, hard-bound book that I believe was called The Endurance, or something like that. I used to have a different book with almost the same title that recounted the same story - perhaps you have heard about it already. Back in the early 1900s there was a ship captain, Capt. Shakleton, who led an expedition to Antarctica. I don't remember their exact mission. At any rate, they became shiprecked and had to go through a lot. The amazing thing is that every man survived. They all made it. The name of the ship was The Endurance. Or maybe it was just Endurance. I am reminded that Shakleton's family's motto was "By endurance we conquer." This is a good phrase that is applicable to many different things we go through in our lives. For now, I think I will apply it to writing my book. It's too late for me to figure out the exact count, but today I wrote around 2300 words - yea! I just have to keep doing that. I have received more words of encouragement and thank you for them. Well, that's all I've got for tonight. You should all read it!