It started out with my thirteen-year-old visiting niece asking for a drawing of an elephant last week. I found that drawing elephants and rhinos amused me, so when I woke up this morning and didn't feel like working on my comic book, I decided to let myself be distracted.
When I was a kid in the late 1950's, I overheard an older neighbor boy use a sentence with the word "pregnant" in it. He warned me not to repeat that word in front of my parents or else we would both get in big trouble. It puzzled and scared me a little.