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Caturday Thoughts – Falling Behind

Here we go again, The clocks turn back tonight. I have t admit it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. It will mean he cats wake me an hour earlier and for a few days I will … Continue reading

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A Month for Ghost Stories – The Golden Age

The period from the 1880s to the 1920s is widely considered the ‘golden age’ of the ghost story. My personal feeling is the period is somewhat wider than that but it’s certainly true ghost story writing proliferated in that time. In … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cat Tales for the Season

I used to belong to a great cat Meetup group. One October the group leader suggested we all bring our favorite cat stories for Halloween and have a little break from serious topics like behavior and medical issues. Everybode liked … Continue reading

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Samurai and the Supernatural

For those who have never heard of creepypasta, let me explain. It has nothing to do with food. Creepypastas are horror related stories or images that have been copy-and-pasted around the internet. They began on message boards and forums. The entries … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different (but still darn spooky)

The Weird Tales post seemed very popular. I got likes from names that didn’t ring a bell. Ever since my bookstore customer introduced me to Seabury Quinn I became a fan of the magazine myself but even at the science … Continue reading

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When Fake News Had Class ( And Foreshadowed the Future)

I’m sick to death of the fake news bruhaha. Most news is filtered, predigested junk anyway. But once upon a time, long, long ago, there was an instance when fake news had class. On October 31, 1938 Orson Welles and … Continue reading

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A Month for Ghost Stories – My Top Twenty

To challenge myself for ghost story month I decided to create a list of my favorites and share them. This was not an easy task because I decided to make it a ranked list so you can see my favorites … Continue reading

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