The problem has been that I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to make blog posts (it does take a certain frame of mind) mainly because there’s something else missing and it’s bothering me. I won’t explain what it is because, although supremely important to me, it’s complicated. So…
I feel that I ought to put my other difficulty to one side pro tem and make the effort to re-commence communication with the ether. Here goes, then; I’ll try a simple one to start off with.
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I saw a car sticker in somebody’s rear window recently. It was published by some company that makes feed for game birds, and it said:
Slow Down for Game Birds
Well now, it seemed to me that there is a second line conspicuous by its absence, which should read:
So There Are More of Them Left for Our Customers to Kill
And then, of course, there’s the obvious corollary to be recognised:
Don’t Bother Slowing Down for Wild Birds. They’re Not Important.
I’m inclined to say do not buy things from this company, but I don’t remember what it was called, so I can’t.
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There now, will that do for the first day back at school? I would also like it to be known that Mistress Madeline of upstate New York is largely responsible for this change of heart. Thank you, Maddie; you’re a brick.