Resolve to ignore inane ‘playoffs’

We make well intentioned New Year’s resolutions, don’t we, so why can’t we make half-year resolutions? We can and I’m going to, so here goes. First and foremost we are entering the presidential playoffs that will go on and on for another year, plus so I hereby resolve to give the silliness the attention it deserves, none. How such a huge amount of time and money can be literally wasted on such a meaningless process would seem to question our sanity as a nation. Especially when we have so many real needs. I mean, can anyone, anyone, imagine a Donald Trump as being a serious candidate for president?

Another resolution would be to pay more attention to women’s soccer. What a refreshing attitude and enthusiasm those girls have for their sport. No whining about playing time, no complaining about the greens, no grousing about a contract you signed last year, no childish displays of temper or tantrums, no flopping to the ground when someone breathes on you, just pure unadulterated effort with little reward other than being a part of that effort and that goes for all the women, from all the countries. It’s too bad the tournament did not have more prime-time exposure on TV. My guess is we would enjoy that soccer more than we would watching the Pirates and Braves, whoever they are.

Lastly, I gotta question the practicality and good intentions of bringing the grizzly bear back to the Cascades. It all sounds good and it seems like the right thing to do until someone joins a grizzly for lunch, involuntarily. We just have too many people doing too many things in the mountains these days and we continue to build our homes ever further into the foothills where we already see cougars and black bears regularly. So if I want to see a griz, I resolve to go over to the Selkirk Mountains in the northeast part of our state to do my viewing.

Don Curtis


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