The tick

This post isn’t about the blue-suited superhero who had his own short-lived cartoon and subsequent live-action show starring Patrick Warburton (he also voices Joe, the police officer who uses a wheelchair, on “Family Guy”). An actual tiny, blood-sucking tick—the kind we used to use matches to remove from each other at summer camp—made its way onto Katniss’ velvet-soft ear last night. My wife and I tried the match trick–lighting a match, blowing it out and immediately touching the still-hot burnt end of the match to the tick’s body. This method may seem strange, but it is effective and forces the … Continue reading The tick