This I Believe Rhode Island: A Good Scare

Nov 26, 2013

No one wants to be scared to death, at least not literally.  No one yearns for those dreaded moments when the telephone rings in the middle of the night with bad news, we barely escape a near-fatal car accident, or a loved one survives horrifyingly high-risk surgery.  Yet, for all sorts of mysterious reasons, some of us are drawn toward more benign forms of fright.  Some of us even seek opportunities to put a bit of scare in our lives.  And that’s just what we hear from Tracey Minkin.

Tracey Minkin is a  freelance writer based in Providence, whose work appears online and in national magazines. She is an editor at large for