Sadly this week two young people each lost a limb from a shark attack. In each case the shark was swimming close to shore. This seems to be happening with increasing frequency, and my guess is that it isn't the shark's fault. Like global warming, I am sure man is doing something that is changing the nature of the sea. Not long ago the U.S. Navy had, and may still have, some kind of sonar project which upset sea life, not that the Navy cared. So today, the Navy, or fisherman, or hunters, or polluters or all four are doing something that is forcing the sharks to seek food closer to shore. And when swimmers have an unfortunate confrontation with a misplaced shark, the lazy news media will only cover the attack itself and never look any further for other possible causes.
I am a retired copywriter. For 40 years I wrote for major agencies and developed some campaigns you would know. Like most writers, I love to give my opinion, and since I am so familiar with advertising this is the area I chose to comment on.
Actually I'm not that cranky. I am as fond
of as many things as I detest. But since most people only hear what one doesn't like, I might as well go with cranky.For my other blog idleideasfactory I am putting out there things I have written and ideas for books, screenplays, stage plays, and even products that I will not have time in life to follow through on. If
anyone can profit from them, be my guest.