August 28, 2014 6 a.m.
An ordinary tale makes a great read
I just finished reading (and laughing my way through) Carl Click's Aug. 23 report, "On the run with Alexa: Writer gets first-hand experience on trail with elite runner." This was a great article — I now know Alexa Efraimson a little better and have started my day off with a lighter heart. I have wondered what Click has been up to … I am sure he has more stories to tell and I say bring them on. Thanks to Click for continuing to share who he is with all of us. I'm looking forward to reading more about the life of "an ordinary guy" with an extraordinary talent (that would be writing, not running).
Contrast in displays conflict
So, Vancouver passed a new law on the display of drug paraphernalia. No public displays in certain stores. But, it is still OK to display alcohol, cigarettes, cigars and all other tobacco products. It is also legal to display a weapon on your hip or your back while you are out shopping or just taking a stroll through the park. As stated long ago, by Charles Dickens' character Mr. Bumble, "If the law supposes that, then the law is a ass, a idiot."
Incredible creatures fall victim
I was appalled by the Aug. 19 story "Alabama hunters snag half-ton gator." There was no mention if the 1,011½-pound gator did anyone any harm, just a jubilant family that said "We give all the glory to God. Ten men couldn't have done what we did." Are they saying that they gave all the glory to God for making such an incredible creature or gave all the glory to God for letting them kill him? The family plans to send the gator to a taxidermy shop but said, "Beyond that, they're not sure what they're going to do with it." What a waste of a beautiful creature just for the pleasure of a kill.