A few more words about my experience with the (alleged) flock of eagles.  Birds of prey do not typically flock.  There is little reason.  They do not need to fend off predators.  They compete with one another over food sources.  And while some bald eagles migrate short distances, those in Florida do not; that eliminates the need for the aerodynamic advantage enjoyed by ducks and geese.

And yet bald eagles are frequently seen in large numbers. 


I have always felt a bit sorry for accompanists.  You see some famous entertainer on television or whatever, singing a “solo.”  But there are two people on stage — the singer, plus a piano player, or violinist, or accordion player.  (Bad luck with the last one there.)  They both give it their all, and the…