Life's journey has taught me through bumps and bruises what Mom advised me as a kid, "Don't criticize someone until you have walked a mile in his shoes." I have tried that on occasion and ended up with sore feet. I couldn'' even try to walk in those stilt walkers the ladies force their feet into these days.
However, as an old, fat, bald, white guy that has been blamed for many of society's ills, I have become about as sensitive as a toilet seat when I hear complaints about things like team mascots.
When I see evidence that my sensibilities over where the nation's tax dollars are going, is resolved, I may be able to spend a bit more time renaming the mascots as the "Feather Dusters" or the "Water Balloons." Or, animal names like the "Richland Rodents" or the "Kamiakin Clams." Go Clams!
-- DONN SCHELL, Kennewick