I could almost smell trouble coming. They knocked and I went to the large front window in the living room to see who it was.ย  I must have looked like the least possible threat ever with my little five-year-old feet in bunny rabbit slippers with whiskers...

โ€œGod is in me or else is not at all.โ€ --Wallace Stevens โ€œNot at all,โ€ I said, โ€œI donโ€™t mind doing this.ย  In fact, I like it.โ€ The doctor left the room. Tiny dots.ย  A Sunday afternoon in some nameless place.ย  Making tiny dots. Youโ€™d think X marks the spot,...

For the fourth building of Floridaโ€™s Leesburg Super-Geriatric Regional Medical Center, you have to go through a series of doors that require a badge, computerized vein recognition, and facial recognition from the security guard.ย  An overhanging sign greets you with the words Cogito ergo sum.ย ...

I sat watching the girls walk by.ย  This was my second week in Shanghai, my first time in Asia.ย  The girls looked like they were heading to funerals.ย  Their expressions, their clothing, their entire demeanor screamed death to me.ย  I had come from Montrรฉal where...

Mystery is manifold.ย  Nothing proved that more than examining Josh Black.ย  He seemed ordinary, but he most definitely was not. With glasses, Three Stooges Moe haircut, neighbor-hand-me-down jeans shorts, tennis shoes with more holes than shoe, and freckles like his face was splattered with blood, Josh...

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