The Untold Tale

People are telling me they’ve received their copies of my Robert Ashley book from Amazon. (I still have only one myself.)

There’s one story Bob told me that I didn’t include in the book, just because a scholarly book like this didn’t seem the right place for it. (Well, there are several stories, but one he didn’t ask me to keep to myself.) When Bob was a toddler his mother and grandmother were giving him a bath in the sink, and he managed to stick his finger into an empty electrical socket. He lost consciousness and they frantically tried to bring him back. He watched the whole scene, he remembers, from above them in the kitchen. He came to, and ever since he’s believed in the soul’s ability to leave the body.