Dear Sarah,

Excellent, timely & informational article. Thank you for sharing it. My best friend’s cousin is an Emperor penguin, but she has a touch of agoraphobia, so doesn’t leave her Arctic too often for travel, so she couldn’t help anyone with choices for what to wear.

Of course I am not prejudiced, but I always feel just a twitch of apprehension when seated next to one of the traveling penguins. It’s not the tie or the cuteness, it is indeed the wires. Usually, I have nothing to fear except fear itself & terrorism, but penguins puts me at ease with either humor or a sardine sandwich they are always willing to share, but that still leaves fear of fear, and, to make a short story absurd, that is why I have a drinking problem. It doesn’t explain why my imaginary friend is Maugli, but does explain why I see penguins when others see albino dwarves, but that’s between me & my psychiatrist.

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