Kickass, the doorstop dog, and the keeper, both reluctant to adjust from prone to upright, began the day with an in-bed lecture by Carolyn Finney in which she passionately discussed how the concept of public lands impacts various people, Native Americans and Blacks in particular.
There is always a problem of how to deal with the transgressions of forbearers—genetic guilt or “not me,” and the keeper fried his eggs wondering if he had been around back then would he have kicked the Indians off their land and said, “MINE!” and would he have claimed the reward for turning in escaped slaves?
He doesn’t know, and neither does anyone else really know such things about themselves. Kickass advises “Carpe Diem” and making amends as you see fit. That would please Prof. Finney.