|Photo from The Morgan Website|
When I was younger I tried my hand at keeping a diary but just couldn’t maintain it very long. Too many distractions. And most of my diary days were just not that interesting. But for some, a diary can be a good friend, a confession booth, a way to make amends, get even or set the record straight. And before the myriad electronic interventions that so complicate our lives, recording one’s take on the thoughts/events of the day was more meaningful. And more rewarding.
|From The Morgan Website|
If you go to the Diary Podcast, you’ll find a fascinating account of the pirate’s exploits, as read by actor Paul Hecht. Sharpe has an eye for details and his words make you feel like you’re right there, marching alongside him and his band of cutthroats as they burn and pillage their way to Panama.
I haven’t sampled the other diary excerpts yet, but they’ll be posted on the Morgan’s site throughout the length of the exhibit. And one more thing. My son, Ben directed and produced the audio guide and podcasts for The Morgan. Not only do they help make the diaries more accessible, they give new life to all those words written so long ago.