Archive for June 7, 2008

I love dispelling myths.

For example –

There are a lot of people who believe that when an ostrich becomes frightened they bury their head in the sand.

We can all visualize the scene: an extremely large bird who’s been scared, standing there with its head buried in the ground while its hindquarters are sticking way up in the air. The whole premise is "what you can’t see won’t hurt you."

Contrary to popular belief though, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.

The symbolism however it pretty apropos when it comes to the way most municipalities address the issue of homelessness in their communities.   (more…)