Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Evanston: resemblance; wolves of Yellowstone; no more bread and water
I am running the above photo again, not in ego, but for your convenience so you don't have to click back to the earlier entry.
Upon seeing it David immediately saw a resemblance to one of the most famous men of the Twentieth Century. I had never remotely thought of this, but when I looked at the photo again, I saw it, as did Carol when I told her what I have just told you.
Pause for a moment and look.
I’ll tell you the name at the end of this post.
60 Minutes ran a piece about the wolves of Yellowstone, who were reintroduced into the park in the 1990s. As top predators they have had a beneficial effect on the park. I believe that Aldo Leopold was one of the first to argue for the importance of top predators.
Unexpectedly the wolves have also become a winter tourist attraction.
At the end of the segment, Doug Smith said, “You know, we live in an artificial world. It's stores, and cars, and roads, and buildings. Wolves are real. And people crave it. They love it. We almost have this thirst for something real now.”
Starting January 1, US Navy captains will no longer be able to punish sailors by putting them in the brig on bread and water. Not only was this relic still possible, it was still being practiced.
Do you see the resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi?
David went on to say that Mahatma means great soul and Gandhi, seller of perfume.
I don’t qualify on either count.
Perhaps all old, bald guys with glasses and mustaches look alike.
However, Gandhi was only 5’5”. I am therefore super-sized at 6’1”.
There are a few other differences as well.