The Day Delight Came to Town

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The following incident occurred in 1978 at Routt Catholic High in Jacksonville, Illinois. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.   Sean Flynn was nervous and rightly so. Not only was he leaving our school grounds—a crime punishable by detention under Sister Mercy’s stern gaze—he was also on a mission to buy contraband. He… Read more »

Guided by Gizmo

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“But, Mike, I can’t possibly seal all the openings in this big house,” the homeowner said. He had seen mice in his buildup and had called me for advice on how to seal them out. “You don’t need to block every opening,” I said. “Try to get the main ones. Mice have pea brains and… Read more »

Fly the Sublime Sky

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What do the grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park and the recent moth invasion across the San Bernardino Mountains have to do with each other? The answer lies in the bears’ notorious sweet tooth. I was watching a documentary about grizzly bears when events took a very interesting turn. “By the end of July,” the… Read more »