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About angela1313

I am a cat lover, a writer, and an artist who is finally making time to work on my art.

Friday Files – Mr Kitty Gets Adopted

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Occult Detectives – Jules De Grandin and the Detectives of the Pulps

Occult detectives were extremely popular in the pulp magazines. One of the most popular was Jules de Grandin, a detective created by Seabury Quinn for Weird Tales. Assisted by Dr. Trowbridge (serving the same narrative purpose as Dr. Watson), de … Continue reading

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Chongyang Festival Oct 17

The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar. In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing, or The Book of Changes, number … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest – Soup on the Menu

Along with the ubiquitous pumpkin, fall brings butternut and acorn squash, sweet potatoes and yams, onions, carrots and other root vegetables. You can certainly enjoy them as side vegetables but as the temperatures drop I start thinking about bringing out … Continue reading

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Movies for October – Kaidanshu on Film

Kaidan are the traditional ghost and horror stories  of the Edo period in Japan. Kaidanshu were originally based on older Buddhist stories of a didactic, educational  nature, although the moral lessons soon gave way to the demand for strange and … Continue reading

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Legendary Alchemists – Paracelsus

Paracelsus was a strange combination of chemist, alchemist, and forward-thinking physician. The beginning of the 16th century was a time when it was still pretty widely accepted that all of the body’s ills were governed by the four humors, a theory … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cat Tales for the Season

APOLOGIES and a scary October story. I had   major computer problems and a Saturday where so many things went wrong it was scary. Not to distract from this post, for the details see this week’s Friday Files. Now we are … Continue reading

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