This post has me wondering if being curious about a subject can make the “universe” bring an event into your own life. In other words, “what you think about, you bring about.” Today, we are looking at just that with the story of Ambrose Bierce; a man fascinated with writing stories about people who disappear. Let’s look at the disappearing man.
Ambrose Bierce was a writer and sometimes newspaper editor that was known for his sarcastic wit. Ambrose was born on June 24, 1842, in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio. He was the tenth of thirteen children born to his parents. Ambrose left home at the ripe old age of 15 years and later lived with an uncle of his. He entered a military school when he was 17 years old and attended classes on different subjects. In 1861 he joined the military to fight in the American Civil War. He was present for many well-known battles. After being shot in the head and suffering from blackouts and dizziness he left the military in 1865. Mr Bierce married Mary ‘Mollie’ Ellen Day in 1871 and they had three children together. Mr Bierce and his family lived in different areas of England and the United States. He was a contemporary of Mark Twain in San Fransisco and was disliked by Oscar Wilde. Mollie Bierce passed away in 1905 and Ambrose continued to be a fairly prolific writer. In 1906 he wrote The Devil’s Dictionary which included such passages as: