Category Archives: Life’s Conundrums

Some Spooky Phenomena for October

St. Elmo’s fire is named after St. Erasmus of Formia (also called St. Elmo, one of the two Italian names for St. Erasmus), the patron saint of sailors. The phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms and was regarded by sailors with … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Breakthroughs and Deadlines

Things were so crazy in the spring I filed an extension. Now it’s October already and as a business friend reminded me, we’ve got to get those taxes out. I had to dig through a wall of boxes and crates … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Black Cats and Human Ignorance

Every year the warnings go out. Black cats should be kept indoors at Halloween. Many rescue groups avoid adopting out black cats in the weeks leading up to the day. It is one thing for people of the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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Modern Halloween – Good or Bad?

When I was a  kid trick out treat was popular. I mostly liked it for  the costumes because I was picky about candy. Back then most costumes were homemade and only accessories like princess crowns were purchased and making the … Continue reading

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Friday Files – Getting it sorted.

What a week! Chrome and WordPress have both been getting more and more troublesome. I am still using the old electrical taped cord which still works like a charm. Then, trying to get a head start on post writing,unday I … Continue reading

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Haunted House Time

It’s around this time civic organizations, fire departments  and ambitious farmers start to create “haunted” corn mazes, firehouses and mansions as fund raising attractions in keeping with the season. A haunted house or ghosthouse is a house or other building often perceived as being … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – The Big Blow

In many ways this week was a bust. Dark days of overcast, fog and rain, with only brief breaks into sunshine a few minutes long and some slightly longer pauses in the steady rain. I could not work on the … Continue reading

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