On today’s local news there was a crawler stating that California public transit had received $3.1 billion “to ward off the approaching fiscal cliff.” I’m trying to picture how a cliff might approach. Erosion? Maybe, if we’re below it. And how does one ward off a cliff that is approaching? With a shield? A gun? If a cliff were to approach me, I think I’d start running the opposite direction, not try to ward it off. Cliffs are pretty big.