Saturday, January 19, 2019

Still Life with Robin: Local Hero

Rock Creek
Library of Congress - Public Domain
by Peggy Robin

While you are enjoying the snow on the ground and anticipating the wintry mix we're supposed to get tonight and/or on Sunday, here’s an important safety reminder: When trying to take a photo of an icy creek from a slippery, snow-covered railing, do NOT try to cantilever yourself over the edge to get a better shot, or you might end up in the drink. Well, if you do -- just make sure there’s a heroic person ready to leap into the creek and pull you out!

And as Dave Barry likes to say, “I am NOT making this up!” For proof, play both the audio and the two video pieces  available at this link:
[or go to if the long link above is broken]
The second video toward the bottom of the screen is of a long joint interview with the rescuer and rescuee (is that a word?).

I just hope there’s a local organization that gives out Hero of the Year awards. Although it’s only one month into 2019, I think in Dave Dildine, we already have our winner!

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.

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