Thank you, Yukon, for reminding me that it helps for a good writer to fill in details. Sorry I didn't in the posts you commented on, but I will now.
Re: the post called "The Bird in Black". I do not own any Johnny Cash. And as it turns out, my son hasn't heard Johnny Cash either, but he heard the song "Ring of Fire", as performed by an acapella group called The Bobs.
Re: "Dial 'E' for Egomaniac". Sorry to scare you. I wasn't having a bad day, but I am still trying to get rid of a bad aftertaste, left after this election cycle. The inspiration for the post was an acquaintance of mine who ran for state office and won. I was saddened and angered by what he had to become in order to do that. That said, I think everyone knows an egomaniac.
Thanks for reading.