the cardinal has resumed his frenzy, leaving splatters of
blood on the rearview mirror. I've named him Cher Ami, after
WW1's most famous carrier pigeon: on his last mission he was
shot through the breast yet he returned to the pigeon loft,
and dangling from the ligaments of one his legs that had
been shattered by enemy fire was a message capsule from
Major Whittlesey's "Lost Battalion" of the 77th Infantry.
Cher Ami saved 195 soldiers and is now stuffed at the