Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

The Thief-taking Nun Story Gets Even Cooler

Any story about nuns which includes words like “using tracking skills learned in her native jungle” and “baby deer” is just too cool not to be told in full. The Catholic Key is on the case.

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Facts I Didn’t Really Need to Know

The town where I grew up, and specifically the part of town where I grew up, has the most lightning strikes in the whole county. Fortunately, I did not grow up on the street with the most lightning strikes (which sustained two just this week), but it’s about a mile and a half from our house. The new apartment building that’s about a quarter mile away up the hill and on the other side of the highway got struck this week also.

Thank you, local weather reporters, for this comforting set of facts!

Of course, I knew we lived at a fairly high elevation, which is why we always got such awesome TV reception back in the day. But now I’m wondering if we have giant iron deposits under the plats, or something.

(Well, that’s a joke. We’re all limestone around here. But there’s dissolved iron on the limestone, which is why you get a lot of rust-color in well water.)

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