Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Scariest Horror Story of All

The Scariest Horror Story of All     I love Halloween, especially the candy (where I live, I get few costumed scavengers).  It’s good for the economy, too, and for one day just forget about the health risk.  Horror fiction has always … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends     In the five years of this column, I’ve always had a central theme, but not this time.  This week is a compendium of factoids and questions I ask myself.  It’s a mishmash, a grab bag, a, miscellany, … Continue reading

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Campaign 2016 — an Avalanche of Metaphors

Campaign 2016 — an Avalanche of Metaphors     See what I did there?  I used a metaphor of excess to indicate a profusion of them.  That’s not unusual, as politicians and the media speak almost exclusively in metaphor.  It’s a figure … Continue reading

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When Cats and Dogs Have Guns by Prof. Earnest Prankheimer

When Cats and Dogs Have Guns by Prof. Earnest Prankheimer     Before you dismiss this idea as a drug and alcohol fueled fantasy, you should hear me out.  We love our pets, especially cats and dogs, who are intelligent enough to … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Sociopaths — and Worse

Invasion of the Sociopaths — and Worse     Imagine you’re driving home during rush hour, and some crazed madman runs up and starts pounding on your window (lock the door!) yelling, “Look, you fools, you’re in danger! Can’t you see? They’re … Continue reading

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