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At the moment, I’m in Detroit sitting by Mom while typing on her desktop because neither of us can figure out (for some reason) the series of passwords and whatnot so that my laptop can get online.

She’s playing a game on her phone while watching a game show and we just struck up a mini-conversation about Alfred Hitchcock movies.

I was raised on Alfred Hitchcock movies, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery magazine, episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents…to this day, I…I want to say “credit”…my occasional tendency to think of many (if not most) things in the most macabre way possible.

“Macabre” might not be the most precise word I can use…but it is one of my favorites.

“Uncanny” is another of my favorite words about this subject matter.

Yes, I have pretty strong tendencies to think in a realistic and rational manner but…I’m also a bit like Melanie Daniels (played by Tippi Hedren, of course) in the The Birds; always just curious enough to look, wonder, and perhaps take a peek at what is beyond…something that maybe I’m not supposed to see.

Sometimes I think that a taste for…an inclination to…an ability to imagine…weirdness, the macabre, the uncanny… whatever you would to call it is a greater gift from my Mom than I ever suspected.

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