Yes, Kristin MacCleod: It is safe for your dog to drink from Kenilworth Lake [“Dead Fountain: What Have We Done to Wild Asheville,” Commentary, April 9].
Those of us who are native or have been here a while know there are no natural lakes in North Carolina except, perhaps, Alligator Lake along the coast. (I wish I were joking.)
For those who can imagine or recall, Beaux Catcher Mountain used (note the use of the past tense) to connect to the Blue Ridge (before the eight-lane devastation you conveniently call I-240), and therefore we could theoretically sympathize with a bear that got lost (especially so long as we didn’t actually see it, but only heard about it).
Join the rest in the “real” (such an un-real term; only an American delusion) world and accept that humans are what drive business, grandeur and perception.
Yours truly: a little person who made a little profit from the housing boom.
— Andrew Weatherly