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Caturday Thoughts – Zhongyuan Festival

I love festivals of all kinds, but especially ones connected with either food or folklore. This Saturday is the Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ullambana Festival among Buddhists, falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve II Christmas Ghost Stories

“A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins.”      William Shakespeare A Winter’s Tale Act 2 Scene 1   My Christmas must have it’s ghosts and in having this tradition I am in good company. … 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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Problem House

The house I live in has many peculiarities. Some days I thought there was a ghost. Weird noises go with an old house on a concrete block foundation in an area where the ground is shifting. But late at night … Continue reading

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October Mood – Poems for Halloween

grand Halloween is the current incarnation of a very old holiday. Over the centuries the customs involved have changed.I am not a big fan of the modern version, to be frank. Encouraging children to engage in an orgy of sugar … Continue reading

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October Mood – Spooky Stuff

As Halloween approaches and costumes are contemplated the ghost is a perenial favorite, easily linked to the holiday. The stereotype of the white sheet and rattling chains is seen everywhere. I always wondered about the contrast between that stereotype and … Continue reading

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