There were several theories on how the Waterheads got that way. The theories I remember, or believe I remember, ranged far and wide. The Waterheads were inbred, and they came from Arkansas or somewhere else people thought of as having a lot of inbreds. Or maybe they had been too close to a nuclear test.
J.D. Smith’s essay collection Dowsing and Science was published in 2011 by Texas Review Press. His essays and commentary have appeared in Boulevard, Chelsea, the Los Angeles Times and Pleiades. His other books include three poetry collections, one humor collection and children’s picture book.