News from the file marked “Duh”*

The sign at Lone Elk Park reads: “CAUTION DO NOT APPROACH OR FEED ANIMALS.”

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Elk mating season, folks!

But, you know, people think they are the exception to all rules.

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Hey, lady, your tag is showing…not to mention your underwear!

Some idiot says, “Let’s take a selfie with the elk!” Bad things ensue and then it is the top story in flyover country.

This really Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 3.08.50 PM.png me, what can I say?

People have really lost their respect for nature and wild things. They think everything is like a television show and nothing bad can happen to them. They think national parks are just more rustic versions of Disney World. That is why people are always drowning in rivers and falling off cliffs. I guess they were never Scouts. Or have any common sense.

Well, forgive me for a little mid-week vent.

BTW, I was interested to read this obit in the NYT about Nora Johnson, author and Smith graduate. I have read two of her books: The World of Henry Orient, which is the basis for one of my all-time favorite movies, and Coast to Coast. Nora was a good writer, but I have to say, The World of Henry Orient (1964) is the rare example of the movie being better than the book. Maybe it’s time to watch it again, while toasting Nora Johnson, of course.

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Have a good Wednesday!

*Zander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer