“In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor; in this, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power…a merry life and a short one, shall be my motto.”
Bartholomew “Black Bart” Roberts
What is it about pirates that always seems to inspire us?
Admit it. There are times in your life you’ve dreamt of being a pirate. Throwing off the bounds of normal society, casting your lot on the high seas and reaping the spoils of war. Hollywood has supplied us with numerous images over the last century of the dashing pirate Captain, standing on the bridge, leading his men against the wrongfully imperial Navy of some former colonial power. … Read the rest