One of my favorite econobloggers is Justin Fox, who recently visited his son's 4th grade class.
Finally, one of the kids asked what my first magazine article was about. I couldn't remember, but now I've found it. And there was a question about whether I'd ever reported on any crimes. Why yes I had, I said, and told them about Sammy Joe Michael Duncan, who escaped from Bibb County Jail in Alabama in 1989 by filing away the mortar between a few bricks in the wall of his cell, knocking out the bricks, stripping naked, slathering himself with toothpaste, and squeezing through the tiny hole in the wall. He was captured a few days later hiding out in a house about two blocks from the jail. They liked that story. [More]Heck - I like that story*. I'm getting old enough to treasure stuff like that to tell incredulous grandchildren while driving their parents crazy.
[*I looked for more, but Google let me down]