Gather ’round the campfire this Halloween for some scary stories. No, not stories about ghouls and ghosts, or things that scream in the night. No, these are genuinely scary stories, the kind that keep adults like me awake late into the night, unable to stop thinking about them.
The Darkened Hallway
I noticed the other day that [...]
I like musicals. I realize many of you will consider this a character defect, but nonetheless. There’s something very artful about telling a story through song. When done well it can turn the dial on emotional resonance up to eleven. When done badly, well…
I’m particularly fond of the work of Stephen Sondheim, and of his [...]
The Romans had a charming custom to keep their most successful military commanders from suffering delusions of grandeur, and subsequently entertaining thoughts of staging a coup. When those select few who were deemed to have earned it were given the honor of a triumphal procession through the city, a slave would stand behind them all [...]
I didn’t used to be infirm.
Oh, I always had health issues. But aside from hypertension and a mild case of chronic hypochondria, I was pretty healthy.
Although my general health declined as I aged and put on weight (unsurprisingly), the stool sample really hit the fan when I had children.
For example, over the course of my [...]
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