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Thursday, August 17, 2006
While I'm away, DECLARE

Says the author:
I have a sort of back door in my skepticism in that I'm a practicing Roman Catholic, and though I'm generalizing, Catholics do have a sort of double-barreled view of the supernatural which is: "I don't believe a word of it" and "I wouldn't touch it." So I'm totally skeptical and totally scared of it at the same time.
(N.B. By "supernatural" I believe he means paranormal events intruding into familiar, "rational" life.)

Elena, drawn by the author.