MADDING: acting in a frenzied manner

madding crowd

Some people like crowds.  Some don’t. Some people receive energy by being in a crowded place.  Others get claustrophobia. Crowds can be vehicles of great celebration.   Crowds can be militant and vicious.   Obviously, when in the 18th century,  he wrote the poem, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard,  Thomas Hardy portrayed the crowd […]

NIGHTMARE: a terrifying dream


Who is there among us who has not been awakened in the middle of the night by a terrifying, sweat-producing nightmare?  From the time we are children, and sometimes well into our aging adulthood, the phenomenon of frightening, irrational dreams can be the source of unbelievable feelings of terror.  The reality of such dreams is […]