I'm not sure why any of us should be rankled.  Robt. Burns in "Ode to  
a Louse" said, " Ah, to see ourselves as others see us."  I'm more  
informed and reminded than rankled.

The article, like the recent discourse about mode of dress on the  
listserve was informative and amusing, not irritating.  I waved my  
bandana at the screen, stomped my hiking boots on the floor, and  
twirled my cap in the air as I snorted and roared.

I have been thinking about upscaling my wardrobe.  Saw a pink camo  
jacket and almost sprung for it.  But, just as [The Lady] won't dish  
the dirt with the other girls and won't go to Harlem in diamonds and  
pearls, this tramp just can't wear pink, purple, bright red, yellow  
or white in the field.

See y'all out there when this white stuff is under control--or maybe  
I'll head for California, even though it's cold and it's damp...

The Carolina Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch, juncos, White-throated  
Sparrows, Downy, Red-bellied, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Flicker  
were all here well before 8 a.m. today.  Some of you must have really  
lazy birds or they are feeding first down the street, then hitting  
your place for brunch.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Jan 21, 2011, at 9:04 AM, John Newman wrote:

> For those of you that are still rankled by that Slate article there  
> is a terrific article on the Birds of India in the Travel Section  
> of last Sunday's (Jan 16th) New York Times.  It takes up most of  
> the front page and continues inside filling a double page centerfold.
> John Newman
> St. Louis MO
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