As my last column for the year, I was going to narrate a horror story that I thought had a happy ending, which would be appropriate for the season (not the horror story, but the happy ending). But I had thought too soon. And as of this writing, there is unfortunately no happy ending as yet. I will tell the horror story anyway, and if the Reader has any similar stories to tell, please do so, not just because misery loves company, but because I want to know how common or uncommon this kind of experience is.
Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village