For the aspiring conman...
To Do: Be a patient listener (it is this, not fast talking, that gets a con-man his coups). Never look bored. Wait for the other person to reveal any political opinions, then agree with them. Let the other person reveal religious views, then have the same ones. Hint at sex talk, but don’t follow it up unless the other fellow shows a strong interest. Never discuss illness, unless some...
I dreamt of apocalypse. Of old basements and myself as a little boy. Of course: Meryl Streep - the mother… Raiders of the tomb - guerrilla spies - bent on killing. We ran from the house. Society’s infrastructure had been destroyed for some time, so perhaps the car battery would be dead. It wasn’t. We bulleted outta there, the men on my heels. I dreamt of a grocery store...