Entries by Alan Godwin

Quoting Facts While Telling Lies

“The most effective lies,” I read recently, “are the ones containing the most actual truths.”  Manipulators lie but the lies they propagate are often constructed using nothing but facts as building materials. True story.  One time, I went downtown and a man with a mask knocked me out, slit my throat and took my money.  […]


There’s a wonderful movie made in 1944 by the name of “Gaslight”. A young woman played by Ingrid Bergman is a newlywed and moves into the house of her murdered Aunt with her new husband, Charles Boyer.  The husband is kind, charming, and generous.  But this pleasant exterior is merely the mask worn by a […]