We made it out to the Lodge this week to share dinner and decorate a pumpkin. Runa was not too into it so Joel and I took sides of a pumpkin. I tried for a cool raven and ended up with a weird looking fellow. I liked Joel's version better (right).
We having been watching a lot of "Russell Howard's Good News", you can find full episodes on youtube. I am being struck by how much he talks about his family and shares their views. He is not a person created for consumption, but comes across as very genuine. He also spends a lot of time acting out very sill things like how a duck would feel about a reach around (he is pretty crude), but he is not sexist, racist, ablest or homophobic and outside of those constraints it is a lot of dick jokes. As I was realizing how many times he has acted out a scenario like the duck I thought that maybe what was attractive in his humor was the spirit of Nanabush. He takes sort of naughty pleasure in pushing buttons and causing trouble, but keeps it within certain constraints of looking after each other and being in community.