People often ask if my dogs are related. “Sure,” says I. ” If you go back far enough, all these dogs are related.”
As I was walking them this morning it occurred to me that you could say the same thing about all of us: look back far enough and we are all probably related in some way. Maybe if we thought about that now and then we’d treat everybody more decently. Either that or we’d subject each other to that special brand of scrutiny we reserve only for our relatives.