Bridges in Space/Time
Early fall is magic. A couple of weeks ago, a group of us were sitting under the trees in the park by the river. Beauty and quiet. A loud bird call pierced the silence. I listened intently, trying to figure out what it was.
'What is that?' I asked my brother-in-law.
He cocked his head, then said, with a slow grin, 'It's a….bird.' That's birdwatching in western Pennsylvania for you.
Talk turned to why we couldn't take Lola, the five-pound Shorkie, into the state park.
'The rangers tell everybody to leave their dogs at home while camping,' said the Hoggetts. 'The bears develop a taste for them. When you leave them on a leash, the bears think it's just convenience food.' Apparently, one was snatched right in front of the office over at Macbeth Cabins. Nature: beautiful, but sometimes dangerous.
We've got a lot of nature for you this week. And other things. You'll be surprised. But this issue is safe for your domestic pets. It's all virtual.
Please be thinking about this ancestor question. Robbie Stamp really wants to know. I'll be back next week with some early news on how to get ready for the November Challenge, which will put the writers to work. In the meantime, have a great week!
Quote of the Week: I often think of monuments as time capsules that explode on us at critical junctures in our history.
– Patrizia Costa (talking about Pittsburgh's Columbus statue)
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