|Unmasking the truth about nature's monsters.|
2014: The Best & Worst This is the time of the year when writers coast. They dream up their totally subjective best and worse lists for the year that's rapidly coming to a close. Why? So they can focus on the important things...the holidays. So with that in mind:
Persecuted. All wolves disappeared from the Tennessee forests over a century ago, or did they?
My best moment as a howlin' mad Canidae came when the summer camp kids unmasked my inner werewolf in July.
The Nature Day Camp kids at Ijams calmed the beast down with gentle tones and acceptance. Monster Monster Camp is designed to teach kids that everything in nature that might seem like a monster, truly isn't. As FDR said, "The only thing to fear is fear itself."
My problem with the intense localized lycanthropy ( from the Greek lykoi, meaning "wolf" and anthropos, meaning "man") came with the Super Moon in mid-summer, but the camp kids came to my rescue.
For more on this turn of events click: Southside werewolf.