>People Are Not Inherently Evil

>I’m just back from a run; it was hot and my legs felt like they were encased in molasses. But about halfway through I came upon a great scene: a family of geese crossing the Jamaica Way. I hate geese, but this gaggle of two adults and seven young ones was inspiring. The grownups led the way, pausing at the curb to let a few fast-moving cars by, then sauntering, leisurely but with a definite aim, across the street while each of the four lanes of cars stopped in turn. (This is Boston, where nobody is sentimental about geese, and in no way was the entire flow of traffic going to stop for them.) If you know that street, you’ll know how dangerous it can be to drive, much less cross. My hat’s off to the Sunday drivers!

I have a story about Boston ducklings, too, and I’ll put up the link to that tomorrow.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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  1. rindawriter says:

    >You’ll have to start taking your digital camera with you more often! Love pictures of things like this!

  2. >I had the same experience on my drive to work in (suburban, but still…) Chicago a couple mornings ago. It made me laugh out loud!

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