First off, today is my friend David's birthday--happy b-day, buddy! (Won't dare say how old he is now unless he gives me his express permission....)
Saw a movie last night called Papa Bear, about this amazing New Hampshire man, Ben Kilham, and all the extraordinary work he's done with American black bears over the last 14 years. I highly recommend the film for its story, its message, its proof that wild animals are not quite as distant from us as we think--that we can and do connect with them. (And do remember that they are wild and can still harm or kill you--caveat emptor and all that.) Here's a link to Ben's website, which also has his own remarkable story, which makes his work and film even more compelling: http://web.mac.com/benjaminkilham/iWeb/Site/HOME%20PAGE.html.
Also shows that "average joes" (and average janes) can make incredible discoveries that academically trained professionals can miss: Kilham discovered something about bears that no biologist had ever realized, and that discovery is now named after him. It's just a cool story. Be prepared for tears as well, is all I will add.
Bears...they've been coming up in my life lately! Interesting.... If I had a picture of one I'd post it. Since I don't, I'll just say this: Take Good, Long Naps, and Keep an Eye on Your Honey! ;)