You Don’t Need to Wear a Scary Costume to Be Monstrous This Halloween (You Are Monstrous the Way You Are)

We humans, we are monstrous. We kill spiders, moths, ants, and other minibeasts without remorse. We shoot birds for sport. (And boars and bears and tigers and elephants and other animals, too.) We raise chickens only so we can twist their necks and roast them and devour them. (To say nothing of cattle, sheep, and … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Wear a Scary Costume to Be Monstrous This Halloween (You Are Monstrous the Way You Are)

Do You Believe in Monsters?

This is the best time of the year to talk about monsters. When I was a little fellow, at that tender age when I was not quite sure where babies came from, my grandfather used to entice me to stay longer at his place by telling me stories about witches and aliens and local monsters. … Continue reading Do You Believe in Monsters?