Tag Archives: circus

Those Who Aren’t Missing

“It’s weird, right?” my older brother says as we watch the muscled men set up the tents over on the fairgrounds. “I mean, I don’t remember the last time I heard of a circus in a big city, let alone a little shithole like this.” “Hush!” I snap, enthralled with the way they hitch the poles and […]

This is a Dark Ride (Week Ending October 27)

Years ago, there was a television program called The John Larroquette Show. John Larroquette starred as a recovering alcoholic who had become the manager of a bus station. The show had a dark humor, characterized by John’s attitude toward his addiction. During the first episode, he hangs a carnival sign on his office wall that reads […]