|Friday night after last call
at the Dock, Arne, Big John, his brother Brian (who I kept calling Rob because
I'd misheard his introduction), Lisa and I walked to the rope swings on the
Queen Anne side of the ship canal. Good thing we didn't know about
new law prohibiting swimming in it, otherwise we might not have had such
a good time skinny-dipping. They say it's because too many people were drowning.
If that's really the case, then drowning is the crime, and it should be drowning
that is outlawed, not swimming, which has been shown to prevent drowning.
The legislators probably know something we don't and want to keep people
out of the canal to prevent future lawsuits due to environmental neglect
which no one wants to admit. Regardless, there was quite a crowd there
today--kids, teens, dogs, and old men like me and Jed--swinging, not