Friday, August 1, 2008

Water table

The driftless area has been a dark place lately. In recent years, weird stuff seems to happen in northern Wisconsin (within several dozen miles of some great campsites). This time a man began shooting at a group of kids swimming in the Menominee River.

At Lollapalooza in Grant Park today, birds included one rock dove, four american crows and one ring-billed gull. People far outnumbered Aves.

Last, in what really is more important news than anything today, the Phoenix Spacecraft confirmed water on Mars.

3 comments:

Saskia said...

This kind of story terrifies me. There have been so many incidents involving crazy idiots with guns in the north lately...

Erika said...

Um, Saskia is me. She's not quite my avatar, but an alternate web name.

sportsshrike said...

Saskia, I know. There was that Hmong hunter incident, maybe one other hunter incident and a shooting where a sheriff's deputy lost it about a year ago. I'm not sure if Northern Wisconsin is particularly scary or if these sort of things happen in any region over time. It's strange how this scares me so much more than the shootings here in Chicago.