Avoiding the Bull

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By the age of twelve, I felt I had mastered most of life’s important lessons and I mostly stopped listening to adults giving out warnings. Luckily, I was smart enough to make a few exceptions. I remember the day on our grandparent’s Illinois farm when my brother and I told Grandpa we were headed back… Read more »

And the Mice Play On

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I was standing in the doorway of a long time Home Defenders customer, taking flak: “Mike, your workers should have seen those mouse droppings on our bed!” Mr. Jones bellowed. “My wife took one look and threatened to head home to Long Beach and never come back.” I apologized to Mr. Jones, drawing on decades of experience… Read more »

Forever Never-Ending

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“Will this onslaught never end?” I thought. “This is surely Mother Nature’s most amazing animal.” After squeezing through a little plywood door made for munchkins, then worming around heating ducts, I found myself deep inside a crawl space last week, checking mouse traps. I had been coming to this cabin for weeks and I was… Read more »