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 itÂ occurredÂ to meÂ thatÂ 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. Â Either that or we’d subject each other to that special brand of scrutiny we reserve only for our relatives.