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What Do the Sober Folk Do?

What Do the Sober Folk Do?

 To help them escape when they’re blue? In the old musical Camelot, Guinevere sings a little ditty about being sad. I can’t remember why she’s sad – something to do with cuckolding her husband and a war raging… Anyway, she is feeling blue, which is an unfamiliar sensation, and together with the king she warbles the heartfelt (yet condescending) question, “What […]

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! (Things Happen, But It’s All Good…)

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! (Things Happen, But It’s All Good…)

In The Bahamas they have an expression, “Things happen.” Those two little words seem to sum up the national psyche. They explain away all of life’s travails in the islands. The expression “things happen,” covers everything from the inappropriate behavior on a drunken night, to the irrevocable destruction of  force majeure. The words are uttered […]