‘Tis the Season

The Thanksgiving turkey is barely cooled and eaten by the time the holiday season bursts out in full force. An incongruously named day, Black Friday, is ironically the day designated to kick off the season of Light although many people have decorations up long before the Thanksgiving weekend and retailers decorate weeks before that. Personally…

The Haunt You Make

October is that wonderful magical month wedged between the start of autumn and the beginning of winter, the 10th page on the calendar, the month we choose to celebrate those things that scare us. Ghosts and goblins and witches and werewolves, all of the fantastical, supernatural and mystical dark creatures of ancient lore come out…

The Long Goodbye

One of my favorite literary lines opens Charles Dicken’s masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities as he writes “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. The brilliant dichotomy of that simple statement has always intrigued me. That line could well sum up the summer of 2018 for me. It was…