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Oh the times, they are a changin’…

Gary-Paul-Nabhan-1-85x85Donald Trump as presumptuous president elect. The Cubs as World Series winners after a hundred some years. Sarah Palin, up to be Secretary of Interior. Stephen Colbert dancing & joking on a big network like the ones he used to tease. Joe Arpaio, as Homeland Security gang leader. Bob Dylan as Nobel Prize winning poet.

The times they are a changin’.

Instead, imagine if a beaver or alligator were president, committed to building a better world paw by claw, bit by bite. Imagine polar bear cubs winning the World Series and slowing the shrinking of Arctic ice. Imagine Sarah Palin sentenced to propagate not brutalize heritage turkeys. Imagine Stephen Colbert as Catholic Sunday school teacher telling stories to kids under five, a faith-based Mr. Rogers. Imagine Joe Arpaio wearing his own pink panties in jail. Imagine a mockingbird or whippoorwill winning the Nobel Prize for literature, singing to their heart’s content regardless of whether humans are listening.

Those are changes I want to see come, in the own time, in their place, with their own magic. For every season, tern, tern, tern.



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