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What a tragedy if we allow/cause these magnificent creatures to become extinct! Let’s pray it’s not too late to save them. — YUR

CollTales

A Brush With Three
Magnificent Whales

A visual dialogue between a Big Blue and a man longing to understand it. A dead Pygmy ashore, and a two-million year old puzzle. And an eye-to-eye with a giant Right whale. As the alarms sound all across the land, deep underwater these mysterious creatures remain elusive.
While only a minority among us has managed to touch them, soon enough not even that will be possible. The Requiem is about the biggest animal on Earth on a fast track to disappearance. The dead one was not supposed to be around. And a Right one comes up close and personal.
As awareness grows about the impossibility of keeping in captivity wild animals em general, and marine mammals in particular, we face a quandary: how to reintroduce them back into their natural habitat, when it’s already depleted and has been steadily shrinking?
As we learn…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/10/18

I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself.  You can do whatever you really love to do no matter what it is.”   —   Ryan Gosling

(Again, a very positive thought, from someone who is very successful at doing something that he loves.  If he was on his 20+ something year of waiting tables he’d no doubt have a different outlook.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Jumble Spoiler – 09/08/18

Visual Description:  Out here in the fields!

GELUN  =  LUNGE,  EGIRT  =  TIGER,  CONPOH  =  PONCHO,  HACCEN  =  CHANCE    –   Giving us:  UGTRPHOCHA

Clue/Question:  Because of the drought, the pumpkin farmers were going through a – – – 

Answer:  ROUGH PATCH

(Very good.  Before looking at the answer letter layout, and because of the word drought in the clue/question, I was thinking DRY PATCH.  But, it wasn’t rough to figure out.  I’m guessing all the clue words are old favorites.  Great answer letter layout!  And, I’m sure it was a fine cartoon.

Suffice to say there will be no Sunday spoilers this week.  Sorry, Mr. Peel!  Be well and do good, friends.)    —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/08/18

Patriotism . . . is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”   —   Adlai Stevenson

(Oh!  So, it’s not a bunch of jingoistic yokels chanting: USA, USA, USA! ???  I’m surprised.  They seem so sure of themselves!  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)  —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/07/18

Outside the open window the morning air is all awash with angels.”   —   Richard Wilbur

(Okay, man with two first names!  Very poetic.  Be well and do good, friends.)  —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 09/07/18

Visual Description:  Watching history, circa 1969.

LIYOD  =  DOILY,  WFERE  =  FEWER,  ROHDUS  =  SHROUD,  OAMTOT  =  TOMATO  —  Giving us:  DOILFWRSHUTOTO

Clue/Question:  Everyone who saw the moon landing on TV thought it was – – – 

Answer:  OUT OF THIS WORLD

(Very cute.  I’m guessing that was Jeff and his family, from back in the day.  Good stuff.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —  YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/06/18

It’s amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly, and authoritatively demand it.”   —   Meryl Streep

( . . . and you’re an international film star!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 


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