Tag archives: solitude

Ain’t Nobody Here
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   June 14, 2018

Some of you may know the 1946 hit song, based on the idea of a farmer who, thinking there may be a thief in the hen-house, goes out with his shotgun, and shouts, “Who’s there?” – only to receive this reply – presumably from the culprit: “There ain’t nobody here but us chickens!” Now that […]

Close Calls
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   March 8, 2018

My mother had a favorite joke on the subject of superstition: “Well, I’m not superstitious,” she‘d say. “But I’ll tell you one thing: I would never sleep thirteen in a bed.” Nevertheless, it’s a fact that for several people to share a bed was once much more common in our culture than it has since […]