by Freida Marie Crump
Greetings from the Ridge.
I’d heard people joke about root canals all my life until I finally had a couple myself… then I stopped laughing. It’s been over 20 years ago but like a Christmas pageant gone awry, I can remember each terrifying detail. Most unforgettable among the Guantanamo-based memories was the moment the dentist drove a hypodermic directly down the inside of my carved-out tooth.