Whenever I see a palindrome I am touched by sadness, for it reminds me of the tragic fate of my former colleague, Mr. Gale, and his boss, Mr. Hale. From the first, their behavior in each other's company struck me as most unnatural. Like an electron and a positron, they lived peaceably enough in different universes, but as soon as they came together each threatened to annihilate the other.
"The Baleful Tale of Hale and Gale,"
Word Ways: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol3/iss2/3