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It’s hard for me to express how much I have loved Oliver Sacks and his work. Like many people I know, I first heard of him because of the movie Awakenings. I forgot about the movie fairly quickly, but immediately went on…

Hi all, I’m back, despite ongoing challenges with the website. All will be well soon. I felt the need today to share a story of tool-centric mayhem. I saw what may very well be the worst tattoo in history. Now,…

First of all: I got engaged over the holidays. I am getting remarried in October of 2015, and I get to have my wedding in MARK TWAIN’S HOUSE in Hartford! I didn’t talk much about the divorce publicly, and won’t…

Not so long ago, this may have happened. I was sitting at a desk with a colleague. A woman nearby began licking a book with great enthusiasm. Lick lick lick. Then she’d hold it away from her and squint at…

I have a six year old son. He suddenly wants to hear scary stories every spare minute. And if I invent them on the fly, so much the better. He has a ranking system. He says things like “Tell me…

If any of you are fans of psychological horror, it doesn’t get any better than the Australian film The Babadook. It’s available as a stream on Amazon.  It’s not a go-for-broke gorefest, and some will say it’s too slow, but don’t listen…

The blog problems continue from a technical standpoint, so screw it. I’ve changed the theme while I try to fix it, because I’m tired of not writing. So! Pardon the mess and read the words if you’re still feeling charitable…

Hey gang, I’ve made a few technical changes to the blog. it has helped with some things, but not with others. For instance, head down to the bottom of the page and behold the pile of crap in the footer….