Dr. Jim & the tsunami

The latest New Yorker warned us in no uncertain terms. Haven’t you heard? The tsunami’s coming. For sure. And not just the coast; Seattle and Portland will be toast. What are you still doing here?
At the same time, kindly Dr. Jim, who had devoted his senior years to listening at length to our problems and applying his extensive knowledge to keep us going, keeled over on Laneda. Go figure. Which odds are greater? All life originated in the ocean. Ultimately, we’ll all end up back there.

Mark Scott Smith
Manzanita, Oregon