In my neverending quest for good news, here's an interesting article about how a hospital in Merced has formed a policy for working with the Hmong people, to allow shamans (healers) to be part of the treatment process.
Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!