Tag: humor

Diary of a SARS Quarantine

In 2003, I was quarantined for SARS, and wrote a funny story about it.  I’m thinking we could all use a laugh right now, so I am publishing my short memoir on this blog, raw and unedited. Day 1 The Phone Call Have had hectic day. With four children between the ages of 2 and…

By C.S. O'Cinneide March 23, 2020 Off

Hélène Jégado – The Pious Poisoner

Hélène Jégado was born in 1803 on a small farm in Brittany just after the end of the French revolution, which you might remember had a lot of peasants revolting and killing rich society types for suggesting they eat cake. But by twenty-four years of age, Hélène began staging her own little coup in the…

By C.S. O'Cinneide August 6, 2018 Off