When I was 10 years old, one day I was alone at home and discovered–to my horror–a large family of cockroaches in the kitchen cupboard. It was an emergency situation. I wasn’t sure what disturbed the roaches. But when I opened the cupboard, hundreds of them jumped out at me from nowhere. An army of dark force. I was grossed out and scared to death. My heart pounding and my hands shaking, I grabbed a…