Oh, Deer

SYNOPSIS: When you're stuck on the computer all day the pesky deer can be your only friends

A troop of about a dozen deer just tromped through the snow in our backyard - a fairly common sight in Princeton (lately I've been seeing this group daily) but still a welcome break when you're slaving away at the computer.

But I'm tormented. I know rationally that deer are a huge nuisance, and even a menace: most of our neighbors have had Lyme disease. I support culling; I think it's irresponsible to feed them.

But they're so adorable ...

Originally published on the Official Paul Krugman Site, 2.18.03