Once upon a time, I hired an electrician (let’s call him Billy) to do some work on my house. Long story short, Billy made a mess of things. Every time I look up and see my wrecked ceiling tile, I’m reminded that hiring Billy was a bad decision. But it […]
Soulea’s father had two daughters, one of whom was beautiful and the other of whom was Soulea. Unpestered by suitors and unburdened of the drudgery of self-adornment, Soulea spent her girlhood in her father’s library, flirting shamelessly with new ideas. And then, one day, she fell deeply in love with […]
I recently interviewed Forneus, the Great Marquis of Hell, who originally developed the handshake as a way of “spreading pestilence and suffering o’r the land. An excerpt follows. Me: So, I understand the handshake wasn’t your first attempt at spreading germs throughout the human race, right? Forneus: That’s right, Ben. […]
My daughter Rose created a comic of Chapter 23 of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I am biased, naturally, but I find it moving. And now, with my inept commentary.