I am responding to Ace's negative response (Source Weekly,
9-24) to the lighthearted, humorous article on goose poop. Of course the Source Weekly
could have filled that space with a more pressing issue - let's see there's the swine flu worry,
the always ever fascinating question: "Why does the Forest Service insist on performing controlled burns during the nicest day of the year
" thus yet forcing us to breathe even more smoke than we breathe during the actual fires - or even better: the weak education system in central Oregon.
'Breathe' I tell myself. O.K., we didn't move here solely for the education value - there is the skiing, hiking, and world class fishing-that counts too, right?" So, Ace, get real. Sometimes it's nice to put it all aside and just enjoy an article for its silly, self-deprecating, sarcastic self - just like you're enjoying this letter, right?