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  • The 2:14am Cat
    There’s a reason Mr. Jensen didn’t go out late at night. And it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that his vision is not as good as it used to be, or that approaching headlights annoy his eyes. It’s simply that he’s already asleep before it gets late. When he was fresh out…
  • Walsh Family (mis)Adventures
    Putting aside a proclivity for speaking with his cherished stuffed beaver, Sir Fluffington (think teddy bear), Jimmy was as likable and friendly as any adult you might hope to meet. A point of family pride was their ancestor, James Morrow Walsh. He was a North-West Mounted Police officer (later named the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)…
  • Charm or No?
    On a scale of one to ten, with 10 being the best, the likelihood that she would court management favor would occasionally encroach negative numbers. If it was absolutely necessary to work overtime, she might leave early. (Even though she worked overtime, on her own, more than most). If the Vice President of Sales requested…
  • World History
    “Mr. Brenham, how come Russia is at war with Ukraine?” “Patty, you’re supposed to be doing your quiz. And why are you asking a question about world history in math class, anyway? “I’m done.” She held up her paper for emphasis. “Joey said you have relatives over there, so I thought you might know.” “Patty,…
  • Motorcycle Lizards Unite!
    HOW CAN WE BE HUMBLE? We are the fastest racers alive on the fastest two-wheeled rocket ships in the galaxy. We need to lean on our brakes to let lightning bolts catch up so we can grab them, give them a twist, and re-launch them into the sky in the shape of a Lizard “Z.”…