Category Archives: Celebrations

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury’s childhood encounter with a carnival magician named Mr. Electrico who commanded him to “Live forever!” was perhaps the peak experience in a fascination with carnivals and magicians that he had held for some time. In addition to that … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Part Two

One of the things I love most about the writing of Ray Bradbury is the descriptive quality of his prose. This visual imagery must be one of the things that attracts artists in other media to his work. If you … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th and in October Too!

No No No Not the movie franchise.  No slasher films here. Especially predictable, repetitive ones. Just good, old fashioned superstition and trivia because a month of October flavored posts is really a lot of work and I need a little … Continue reading

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Boris Karloff – A Halloween Icon

It’s not Halloween without costumes and every year you see recreations of the classic monster from the movie Frankenstein. In 1931, Universal chief Carl Laemmle Jr, offered director James Whale his choice of any property the studio owned. He chose … Continue reading

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Autumn Harvest – Treats or Tricks?

By the first of the month the stores have aisle after aisle filled with mass produced sugar concoctions. This is supposed to be about treats but let’s face it, it’s a trick. A holiday that promotes massive overindulgence in sugar … Continue reading

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A Month For Ghost Stories – An Ancient Ghost

As the days shrink like drying apples and darkness falls sooner each evening, as a chill creeps into the airs and falling leaves rustle dryly in in the breeze I relish the season for ghost stories. I do ghost stories … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest

There are other celebrations in October. It’s not all about the waning light and things of the dark. Growing up in a community with a lot of German influence, I always look forward to Oktoberfest. In Germany, the famous Munich … Continue reading

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