A little over a month ago I found myself spending the night in Meridian, Mississippi. I got to Meridian early on a Saturday evening and after being refused service at the local Waffle House (don't ask) I wandered over to a department store parking lot where a carnival was set up. When I left the carnival, it was with a chill down my spine --- the setting, the clientele and the proprietors reminded me of a book I had first read almost 40 years ago with a title borrowed from Shakespeare. The book, of course, was SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES and I could not get it out of my mind. Like it ever left to begin with.