Over Memorial Day Weekend, my mother came to town to visit us in Knoxville, Tennessee. Lynn and I considered various activities designed to entertain her during her stay. It was Poison Pie, however, who suggested we contemplate bears.

"Contemplate bears?" The idea was foreign to me.

"The Notorious G would want to contemplate bears."

I asked Poison Pie, "Who, pray heaven, is the Notorious G?"

"The Notorious G," he explained, "is your mother's alternate gangsta persona."

"Ah, I see." This was the first I had heard of it.