It’s The End Of The World, So I Worry About The Cougars

Eventually, even Costco is out of food, but maybe the solution to that should not be just having lots of guns and hubris

Christyl Rivers, Phd.
Roaring Rivers

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Photo by Zach Key on Unsplash

Roaring Rivers

Torrents, currents, and ripples by Christyl Rivers, PhD.

Not long ago, we stumbled upon a cougar

The mighty and muscular beast was swimming across a very wide river. The current of that river could knock us down, drowning us. But the magnificent boy shuffled out of the water on the other side — He was clearly avoiding the area where he smelled, heard, felt, saw, us — and shook off the cold, heavy water as if he was a damp doggy.

Ever since we saw him (pretty sure his giant size meant young male) we have been thinking and talking about him.

We call him “our cougar” although we’ll likely never see him again.

Big cats and the cost of carrots

Inflation — technically down — is the routine talk of these days. Employment and stock market are up, but people are uneasy. It’s an election year with extreme consequences either way. For some of us, we just feel like crossing the river. Shaking it off. But, we can’t.

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Christyl Rivers, Phd.
Roaring Rivers

Ecopsychologist, Writer, Farmer, Defender of reality, and Cat Castle Custodian.