I condemn the anti-Muslim rhetoric; “It betrays who we are,” says President Obama. I like appealing to the better angels of my nature (thanks for urging us to do this, Mr. President) a 420 character 9-liner

Appeal to the angels of our better nature says our President,

& I conjure the Tiny Bird in Winter Conundrum.

TBs can’t eat too much lest it be too heavy to fly,

but TB’s ratio of surface area to body size means it must burn energy all night long,

but extensive foraging exposes TB to predators;

enter Mixed Flock Foraging:

share alarm calls, have more eyes out for danger,

& get more food sources.

Appeal to the angels.


“As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background…We can’t afford to go down that path. It won’t deliver the economy we want, or the security we want, but most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.”

Barack Obama