It's been some time now since the US Navy has allowed women to serve on submarine duty. Thus far, none of the dire predictions have come true. The ingratiation, I've read, is going smoothly. But, it made me wonder why anyone would volunteer for such isolated duty, with months on end confined in a steel tube without so much as a window to look out.
I figured the only way I could do it is if I could bring along a Kindle fully loaded with books, an MP3 player full of music, and an iPad loaded with games and movies. I'd probably also bring my portable charger, which allows these devices to be charged from a AAA battery pack. (And, plenty of batteries, of course.)