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March 31, 2006

Water Falls

I saw a guy with a beard gathering two animals of every kind the other day, and I didn't even think to ask him what he was doing. Yes, the rains have been relentless now for over 40 days and 40 nights. And sometimes, bad things happen when Mother Nature goes on a bender. But for the life of me, I cannot fathom why people dare to go into the ocean when warning signs are posted and stuff is floating about.

Raw sewage and extra seepage from our mountain streams is perhaps an inevitability of all this rain and steps should be taken to minimize or mitigate the effluent, no doubt. But why would anyone tempt fate and a Staph infection by swimming right now? Why not hold off until the oceans have a chance to flush themselves? I know it's spring break but such is life, and forewarned is forearmed, so it is a bit dumbfounding to see people ignoring the warning signs at various beaches. Read a book, rent a DVD, clean out your garage, but stay out of the water for awhile, Flipper. Except for those guys stealing things from people's cars during the rain- you guys can go swimming…Think about it…

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