Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

Mom and The Prick Doctor

Be wary. Be very wary of my mother. She’s discovered my blog and rather than kindly sit back like a good mother should and take in the conversations, she’s decided to participate.
If you see this avator, run.
Not only is she participating, she likes to contradict my childhood memories, call me on the carpet in her [...]