I broke from the normal Schnauzerlaufen this morning. I continued walking along the river bank onto a road blocked off to cars. The pavement’s obscured from everyone but rowers (galley slaves with little desire to scan the shore). A brace of dog walkers approached, oblivious to me, their dog [not shown] and the rapist/mugger/psycho killer from the nearby mental hospital lurking in the bushes. For all they know. Which left me wondering: are people who carry a gun more situationally aware because they’re packing or are they packing because they’re more situationally aware? I’m going with the latter. I reckon the Armed Intelligentsia are naturally inclined to carry. Then again, nothing re-wires a human more effectively than pain, fear and, especially, trauma. One bad scare (or worse) and those ladies would leave condition white. Would they carry afterwards? Probably not. So . . . nature. Your thoughts?