Category Archives: Fears & Phobias

Strange fears and odd aversions if not clinically diagnosed phobias

Have You Got a Cricket in the Cellar?

About this time every year, a cricket or two makes its home in our cellar. Sometimes, when I am on my way to the Tinker Room, or off to wash clothes, I’ll hear the last snippet of song from our … Continue reading

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Escalator to HELL

The Doktor filmed this video on our recent visit to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the World Horror Convention. It’s 1:46 seconds of a slow, steep ride down an escalator which appears to be lit a light green for added eerie … Continue reading

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Death, Fear and Bad Decisions: Green Burial Options

Halfway through the presentation on green burial options, I was fully creeped out but not at all by the practical and creative alternatives presented by Merilynne Rush of After Death Home Care. I was terrified by the fact of my … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from an Active Shooter Training

I am not the bad-ass in life that I am in my dreams but today, I learned that I’m not very bad-ass even in make-believe. I “survived” a two-hour scenario-based training session designed to model responses to an active shooter … Continue reading

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Video: Your Brain (without drugs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxyP-nUhUY#t=350 Ladies, Gentlemen, a brain. Stuff like this just fills me with wonder and delight, as is fitting for the son of a science teacher who kept stuff to dissect in the basement freezer. Come to find out that many … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Common Green Darner”

Summer is the time for bugs — and bugs creep out a lot of people. I spotted this little fella on a recent walk and was struck by the coloration and the delicate structure of the wings. The InterWebs say … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Wolfsbane in Bloom

“Even those who are pure of heart, and say their prayers at night, can become a wolf, when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright…” Continue reading

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Blog – Home-Repair “Nightmare” and the Secret Tenant

“… I really can’t convince myself that it’s a rat …” Continue reading

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Other Haunts – “Vampires Suck” @ Slate

“…all objects of terror undergo a certain domestication, a processes of Disneyfication where anything that is truly terrifying is sanded flat, made safe and consumable…” Continue reading

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Phobia #3 – Looking Backward

…I have kept myself from trying so many things entirely because I’m afraid — terrified, actually — that I’ll regret it later. .. Continue reading

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Phobia #2 – Closing Time Terror

…I still have this strange fear that I’ll get locked in someplace and that instead of security guards, there’ll be Dobermans…. Continue reading

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Phobia #1 – The End of Food

…it starts to look like it’s something else, like it’s a creature that’s excreting something… Continue reading

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