I'm taking a break from today's planned post because I'm angry. I've had several malicious acts against me this summer and another one today. I'm afraid that my visibility on this blog might be part of the problem but I can't be certain... it could be pure coincidence. However, these events have me left me pondering the evil side of human nature.
Believe me, I know that the overwhelming majority of my readers are good-hearted, generous, and trustworthy so please don't take my anger personally. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the wonderful group of regular readers and commenters.
For today, I'm including a video of a bear "examining" a wildlife camera by licking and sniffing it (but not stealing it) and then passing other cameras. Last night, these cameras (that were securely locked to trees) were stolen, along with another chunk of my trust in humans. I trust the bears and mountain lions that walked by my cameras more than I trust some people. Enjoy the wildlife video, for it may be the last.
I ran across a quote that feels very relevant since giving up is always the easiest route: "Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts." Edward R. Murrow. Murrow was a hero, in my opinion, fighting against all odds and risking everything to follow his convictions.