Doctor’s apology


I flew over the Doctor’s big nest today and saw him frowning. Ospreys do not like frowns. Ozzie always says “a frown is but a smile turned upside down” and “before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles left”. You rarely see an osprey with a frown. It’s a fact of nature.

The Doctor was frowning at his computer, as if he might get a response from the machine. I sensed sorrow, frustration and shame.

The way the doctor sees it, he has promised all his human friends a super easy link to the Web Cam, but it is not be. It is an IT impossibility, held hostage by the unknown laws of physics. It may be decades before the doctor solves the Grand Unification Theory.

Sorrow, because he loves us so much, he wants to share the joy. Frustration, because IT will not let him express himself, and shame for a broken promise.

Get a grip! Doctor! Don’t be so hard on yourself.

I thought I might have to call the Happy Fairy, but as it turns out; the human that lives with him in that giant nest, was an English major before she went to medical school. She remembered a guy named William Shake-somebody who in 1594 said “A smile cures the wounding of a frown”. I think I’ll let her handle this one; she has a heck of a smile.


Anyway, the Doctor sends his apologies. The best he do at this time is to give the following advice:
1. If you have a working link up and running be happy.
2. If not, you will have to make some effort to connect, if you are still interested in watching us this year, hang in there. Further instructions will follow.

About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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2 Responses to Doctor’s apology

  1. Mark Merrick says:

    The important thing is that they are back. You all have time to get the camera links working. Ozzie and Harriett are here, though, so the camera will have something to take pictures of.

  2. Yes. My biggest fear was that they would not be back. Now that they are, there is plenty to write about and I realize getting the camera link working is really not so pressing after all. There are all sorts of things this new camera can do. I haven’t even explored it yet. Right now I am looking at Ozzie at 10 pm via infra-red. He is by himself perched on the north side of the platform. I don’t know where Harriett may be. Each morning it is a pleasure to check on them. I predict a successfully breeding season.

    Thanks for your feed back. I appreciate it very much.

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