Every day we look at the day’s news and try to answer a question: Who are we? What kind of people are we?
Really, it’s an impossible question and an impossible answer. We’re a lot of different things.
But that’s not going to stop us from declaring that we’re a people who stop to help a rabbit in the midst of a devastating inferno.
It happened this week as the Thomas Fire advanced in Ventura County. The man saw the rabbit and pulled his car over to help.
Who is the man?
Let’s just try to believe he’s all of us.
Update: Did The Wildfire Rabbit ‘Rescuer’ Doom A Litter of Babies? (Live Science)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.