Psychics

Psychics

The phrase rattling around my head right now is: “Reader, I married him.” This is a famous quote from Jane Eyre, and the ‘him’ is, of course, Mr. Rochester. My version today is: “Reader, I went to see her.” The ‘her’ is Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium. Last...
The Benjamin Franklin Effect

The Benjamin Franklin Effect

Benjamin Franklin is well known for his many famous quotes. He is less well known for knowing how to turn enemies into friends. Franklin served in Pennsylvania’s colonial legislature (1736– 1764) both as delegate and as elected clerk of the general assembly. When he...
The (Dis)Honesty Project

The (Dis)Honesty Project

In the front lobby of the new West Union building at Duke University is this intriguing structure, the Truth Box (pictured above). To the right of the box is a table, above which you see a silhouette of a red Pinocchio. On the table there’s a bin with red-bordered...