Later, Ed got a job working with animals and mentioned caring for a mountain lion. We shared an interest in animals and wildlife, and he showed me photos he had taken of tarantulas and rattlesnakes around his campsite. Ed respected wildlife and even the rattlesnakes were left alone to come and go as they pleased.
A Lutheran, I can affirm, Brett was not. He was a Trekkie–a more forward-looking and mind-expanding religion. For those of you just wandering in from a nomadic life in the Gibson Desert, a Trekkie is someone with an inordinate fascination, bordering on obsession, for the science-fiction extravaganza known as Star Trek