Executed Today entry from a few days ago

On the tenth I had another Executed Today entry run: Elifasi Msomi, a sangoma who killed fifteen people in South Africa in the mid-1950s. His was a literal devil-made-me-do-it defense: he claimed a tokoloshe, an evil spirit in Zulu folklore, offered to help his career if he obtained the blood of fifteen victims.

Of course to us nowadays (and to the Apartheid authorities back then) it’s stuff-and-nonsense, but in Msomi’s culture the tokoloshe was very real.

In other news, the headache medicine the pain management doctor prescribed is actually working. His idea was one that literally no other medical professional had thought to try in the storied six-year history of his headache, and I’m delighted by the results: it gets rid of the pain and, after the first few times, it didn’t make me feel the least bit different.

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2 thoughts on “Executed Today entry from a few days ago

  1. Dave February 13, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Thx

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Joanne Ouimet February 13, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Oh, Meaghan. I’m so happy you’ve found relief from that nasty headache! Yayyyyy!

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