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Some fears never seem to go away

November 19, 2010 in The Daily Republic

I can’t tell you how many times as a kid I dreamed of the old Highway 16 bridge in Chamberlain and clawed my way out of a fitful sleep believing I was falling from the deck into the Missouri River.
Truth is, some of us never really get over our childhood fears. We become more adept at controlling them. We recognize how silly they are. That doesn’t mean they go away. Continue Reading

Confessions of an adult Hallo-weenie

October 29, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The first horror movie I remember seeing was “The Haymarket Strangler,” and that’s all I remember about it, except that it had dark, thickly misted streets and alleys and low-pitched organ music that made it seem the villain was in every shadow and behind every tree. Continue Reading

Halloween safety important, but some say irrational fears abound

October 29, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Sunday brings the day of ghosts and goblins, candy gorging and all-out youthful fun known as Halloween.
But over the years, a holiday that used to be full of tricks and treats, fun and spooks has been partly turned into a day of worry by parents for their kids’ safety. Continue Reading