This past weekend was unusual for me. I spent the majority of my time not on boat projects but just on reading for pleasure. I bought a copy of Dan Brown’s latest book, “The Lost Symbol”. I have read all of his books because I learn so much from them and they always have a twist that is unexpected. This one was no exception. I loved it and could hardly put it down. Not only did I learn about the Order of the Masons, but I also got some good history and a tour of our nation’s capitol. In addition, I learned a new term, “noetics”, which refers to the science of using the mind to control events. Yes, a purely decadent weekend–and very enjoyable!