I did a double-take while reading the intro to an article on identity theft by Terry Lehrke in this week’s Morrison County Record.  The first sentence is as follows:

“It’s sometimes said the best offense is a good defense.”

Say what?  Is it just me, or is this sentence bass-ackward?  Shouldn’t it read, “The best defense is a good offense?”  See, by playing offense, you are prepared so that you don’t have to be defensive.

Shaking the water out of my ears,

Phineas F. A. Pickerel