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Requiem for fear. Let's learn from past failed predictions and have confidence in ourselves & our future

Summary: If journalists find it difficult to fill the spaces between ads, they might run articles debunking past popular predictions of doom. They could easily do so monthly. 1,167 more words

Information & Disinfo

On the Subject of Mass Hysteria: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and the United States Post 9/11

By Elaine Magliaro

The first post that I wrote for Res Ipsa Loquitor as a guest blogger in 2010 was about Giles Corey. Corey, an elderly man, was a victim of the Salem witch hysteria. 708 more words

United States

[MusiClip] Muse - Hysteria

Today’s anthem for me is Muse’s Hysteria. I’ve been listening to it since this 06.30 am (Western Indonesia Time), when I sat on the bus stop to go to the office. 219 more words

In English

To Care - Short Story

Don’t ask me why I’m laughing at my sister’s sickbed. Please. You wouldn’t understand.

You wouldn’t understand how much I love her, and how I fear for her so much that it feels as though I’m imploding inwardly, physically, and how I’m trying to piece together my cracked facade in a mess of feelings and how I’m laughing to disguise the tears that burn behind my eyes… 131 more words

Short Stories

What about breathing?

I have seven of these myself, I’ll let you guys guess which ones.

Helpful Hint: I’ve never been kicked in the head by a horse.

(Winner gets a straitjacket.)

Humor

Pitchforks

Burn, burn, burn it up.

Take a torch to my life,

For fire hides all.

 

© 2014 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

Poetry

Old Enemies, Old Friends: First Hours in England

So London no longer just meant London: it meant Stuart McMillan, one of my favorite people in the world.

We’d met while I was studying in Scotland, and by “studying” I mean drinking, and by “Scotland” I mean the University of St Andrews. 1,210 more words

England