Monday, April 17, 2006


We walked past a restaurant this past weekend that specializes in Sardinian fare.

That's from Sardinia. Somewhere in Italy, I suspect.

More to the point, Sardinia seems to be named after the "sardine" fish. That stuck with me -- an entire region of Italy where all of society is based on the briny little fish. Much like the Ottoman Empire was based on putting your feet up, Sardinia has a proud heritage derived from said fish. Just think of it -- maybe the stories of Sardinia's founding involve schools of fish with little golden crowns on their heads fighting off hordes of Vandals to settle a kingdom on a little patch of land in southern Italy.

Or, better yet, perhaps a sardine serves in a wolf-mother role, like in the legend of Rome's founding. Romulus and Remus... and all that.