Category Archives: Life’s Conundrums

Friday Files: Battening Down the Hatches

“Battening down the hatches” is an old nautical term. Most people know what a hatch is but might not know what the sailors are doing when battening them down. The dictionary defines a batten as : noun: batten; plural noun: … Continue reading

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To Schlep

Everyone defines the necessities of life differently. One of mine is Korean food. I eat a lot of it.  Where I live, however, Mexican is considered foreign food and chop suey is considered Chinese. To fulfill my needs I have … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

It seemed to take forever this year but the leaves finally began to turn. I noticed it starting when I drove up to Maryland. In a mere two weeks, however, the brilliant color is waning, red orange and gold turning … Continue reading

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Change in Plans

Things have been a little hectic. Somehow as I tried to keep up with my goal of a post a day to celebrate my favorite month, several got pushed forward, I had a lot more material and ideas than I … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Dark – The Illusive History of Vampires

The notion of vampirism has existed for millennia. Cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, Manipuri and Romans had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. Despite the occurrence of vampire-like creatures in these … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Black Cats Through History

The African wildcat was probably first tamed in the Fertile Crescent during the first agricultural revolution that started about 10,000 years ago.[2] Small cat bones excavated on Mediterranean islands indicate that cats were introduced around the beginning of the first … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – October Chores, October Pleasures

Caturday Thoughts is late again, but there are two reasons. One, I had to travel up to Maryland over the weekend. It was a long trip and tiring and even though I brought my laptop I had no time to … Continue reading

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