This week is all about bears! So, let’s wade into the stream, catch a salmon or two, and take a bite out of The Bear Edition.
Love this. I'll send you this week's edition of Spark with my own personal bear story. Humiliating? yes. Funny? My mother thought so. I'll share it with you when it goes out on Saturday. Thanks for this great find (discovered you today on the Shout-Out thread).
Wildfires in California have driven bears into residential areas. They tend to enjoy pools, as evidenced by recent videos of bear families swimming and hanging out on the deck. I always think of Robert McClosky's classic Blueberries for Sal, but there are some great bears in fiction. Patrick O'Brian has a towering British officer escape occupied Spain by wearing a bearskin in his brilliant Post Captian, and I have seen them in Russian stories as well. Faulkner too. Bears are way cool.
Bears everywhere!!! 🐻🐻🐻