Tag Archives: October

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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Spooky Story Writers – H. R. Wakefield. W.W. Jacobs, E. F. Benson

W.W. Jacobs In 1879, Jacobs began work as a clerk in the civil service, in the Post Office Savings Bank, and by 1885 he had his first short story published. His road to success was relatively slow: Arnold Bennett writing … Continue reading

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Apples – Baked, Sauced, Thrown into Dinner and Taken Straight

Apple season starts as early as September and winds up in October, at least here in Virginia. I dutifully went to the orchard at the first part of September but because of another year of excessive heat and humidity the … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury The Man Who Discovered the October Country

Orange gold late afternoon light, the sound of dry leaves being scuffed along the sidewalk by passersby, the smell of smoke in the air and the sound of crickets all are signs of coming change, in the weather, in the … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts Postponed- Entering the October Country

Today is the first of October. This post was supposed to have been for yesterday. Then Shinki died and in my preoccupation with writing about him I forgot to either finish properly or postpone this post. So we are giving … 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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