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People have this notion that confidences are always offered up sotto voce. That anything worth knowing will, for their convenience, be preceded by the words “don’t tell anyone I said this, but…” Secrets, shameful, tragic, humiliating though they may be—we’ve come to believe they should be accompanied by fanfare.

I’ve told you my secrets. That’s the secret.


About Humbug

My past has a way of making my present feel jealous of the future.