From where we sit (in front of an Internet-enabled computer), it seems like a pretty darn dangerous world, what with mysterious illnesses, nuclear weapons in unstable regions and the lingering possibility of slipping in the shower.
The big news, of course, is the swine flu, and A Year in Asheville is vacationing right in its back yard. We don’t know how the Department of Homeland Security is handling things, but Revenge of the Word Nerd thinks the solution might be a bit severe.
The signs and portents are everywhere, even in the butterflies, according to Bothwell’s Blog. And it doesn’t just come from other countries.
Right in our own backyards, we can get the dreaded poison ivy, as did Sweet Mess. Or, like A Girl Who Wears Glasses, we can get inadvertently bitten by the dog (though, as Small Measure points out, dogs aren’t immune to disaster either).
Let’s be careful out there.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer