Bananas, Lawyers, and Brad

Bananas A nerdy paper I much enjoyed writing had a catchy title, something like “A Discourse Analysis of the Narrative Joke”.  It featured my father-in-law, Brad, the best joke teller I have ever known personally. He told me several jokes which I recorded and then analyzed. Not many people tell long jokes.  I would loveContinue reading “Bananas, Lawyers, and Brad”

The Devil Take Tom Walker

To escape his bargain with the devil, Tom “prayed loudly and strenuously, as if heaven were to be taken by force of lungs.” Do Tom’s prayers save him?