I missed a good friend’s wedding. In his misguided sense of perverse justice, he has demanded manatee drawings to forgive me. Well, let this path to palliation proceed!

“Why manatees?” you may ask, as did I.

Perhaps they have seen things you people wouldn’t believe… manatees on fire off the shoulder of Orion…

but some day your war on manatees will end like these drawings

in one last crackly bonfire.

I don’t think he forgave me.