I used to publish articles, columns, and letters to the editor in high school, in local newspapers (in Baton Rouge) and then, while at LSU (1983-91), in the LSU Daily Reveille. I was a columnist for a while at the Reveille, while in engineering and law school, and occasionally published pro-free market type columns. But they were not all political. I was quite the smart-ass when I was a young pup.
Well–today I was walking the dogs and saw a bullfrog hiding in a drain pipe in our yard, so took our 8 year old son out to see it. We were talking about him and he said “now I have a pet frog. … what should we name him?” I said, “Hmm, how about ‘Amphibeneur’?” He said “why”? So I ended up relating to him a smart-ass letter to the editor I published back in college, mocking a weepy “my cat has died please be careful not to run over cats everyone!” letter to the editor in the Reveille, in which I made up a story about my own pet frog, Amphibeneur (short for Amphibian Entrepreneur), who was killed by a vicious cat. Here it is.