Essay: Heroes, Bears and True Baloney

^ Let's say that I am the benevolent and enlightened despot of my exasperating homeland, the U.S.A., and can eliminate any stupidity or foolishness by waving my hand. I have already banished basketball coaches, light beer and neckties. Now, on the third or fourth day of hand waving, will I decide to ban hunting? My local newspaper, the Concord, N.H., Monitor, reports that black bears have migrated southward in our state. I knew this already. I haven't had the luck to see one, but a few weeks ago a neighbor saw three of them, presumably a female and two cubs, at...

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