...that Miss Abby Sunderland, a young teen trying to circumnavigate the world solo, has been found alive and well after a horrifying day when she was out of contact with those who loved her while in the middle of the Indian Ocean. However, I have to wonder what on earth were her parents thinking to allow their daughter to attempt this--in a day and age when pirates once more range in places like Somalia and the Straits of Malacca, and when small vessels routinely are dismasted by ocean storms. There is genuine achievement to be had out there, but I cringe when parents encourage their children to be daredevils like this.
It's time for Mr. Sunderland to protect his daughter and bring her home, I think.
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