The boys and I had dinner at Trattoria Girasole, on Pearl Street, this evening. There was a very accomplished duo playing Greek, Gypsy, Celtic and Spanish music on violin, guitar, bouzouki: E Muzeki.
We also watched the first episode of Guns, Germs and Steel on PBS, which Youngest Son proclaimed a retread of 7th, 8th and 9th grade social studies. The author claimed that there were only fourteen large domesticated animals:
Goats, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, donkeys, Badrian camels [sic], Arabian camels, water buffalo, llamas, reindeer, yaks, nithans, and bally cattle.
Nithans? What’s a nithan? I may have to schlep myself to the actual paper and ink encyclopedia.