How a nuclear submarine officer learned to live in tight quarters
A short but fascinating personal account on how to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Steve Weiner — a former submarine officer for the US Navy — was in Turkey holidaying with his partner when the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, forcing them into isolation. This reminded him of the time he spent in his 20s aboard the USS Connecticut, "a Seawolf-class ship engineered in the bygone Cold War era to be one of the fastest, quietest, and deepest-diving submersibles ever constructed." In Nautilus, he reflects back on the learnings he took from that experience, one that he calls "a great first job for an introvert."