Duct Tape: From Air Ducts to Asphyxiation

“Duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound.” Serial killer Robert Leroy Anderson, a South Dakota native, decided to test the “muffle the sound” theory by using duct tape to gag his victims. One of them died after being suffocated by the duct tape used to gag her. There is a book written about all this called …

Please, Do Not Call Me Now

Odd jobs are a thing in my family. At least on my father’s side. I’m sure it has something to do with being a family of immigrants. My grandfather immigrated from Germany when he was 14 or 15, having jumped ship after joining the merchant marines. He would become a bricklayer, although he preferred the term mason, and made sure …

The Letter

The furniture in the house never moved. In front of the couch stood a coffee table. It may or may not have been an antique. Half our furniture could have been bought anywhere like Sears or JC Penny. The other half were antiques passed down from one family member or another. There are two things about that coffee table I …