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Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind

Okay, so Halloween is over. Don’t tell me that with Christmas on the horizon you have forgotten Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Ghosts don’t only appear on Halloween. They show up when it suits them or when they are sent somewhere. Yes, I do mean sent. It depends on where the ghost is, of course;… Continue reading Close Encounters of the Spiritual Kind

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Pre-Thanksgiving Thoughts

A worthy and sobering reminder, readers: My pre-Thanksgiving posting I posted this originally on Nov 19, 2019 on Facebook where it promptly got censored and my account restricted (right after a book release, resulting in who-knows-how-many lost sales). I vowed then to re-share it whenever it came up again, so I’m re-sharing it going into… Continue reading Pre-Thanksgiving Thoughts

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Happy Halloween!

Here is some poetry and music to enjoy on this All Hallows Eve, readers! Halloween: Trick or Treat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyfXTBdegQM GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY | Low Bass Singer Cover | Geoff Castellucci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5qZrrovpuw The Headless Horseman | Bass Singer Cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rrg0ksSQdw And for bonus spooks and chills... The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar… Continue reading Happy Halloween!

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The Night Before Christmas – Clone Wars Style!

A friend and fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars* was kind enough to send me these videos, readers. While I am not a fan of the prequels and have difficulty watching the series that fills in the blanks between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, I have to say that these… Continue reading The Night Before Christmas – Clone Wars Style!

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A Christmas Delicacy

When writing about the Catholic sacrifice of the Mass, many people spell the word Mass with a small m. It is a pernicious error; when referring to the Catholic Mass, the word should always be spelt with a capital M. This is because Catholics believe (or should believe) that the Mass is a re-presentation of… Continue reading A Christmas Delicacy

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A Macabre Scene for Halloween

It looks like something out of an H.P. Lovecraft tale. Or at least an image from a nightmare. But the lake below exists in fact. I will not spoil the article by telling you how it is possible; however, I will say that you do not want to swim here. It will not end well.… Continue reading A Macabre Scene for Halloween


Remember the Republic

“Left to themselves, Americans build, cultivate, bridge, dam, canalise, invent, teach, manufacture, think, write, lock themselves in struggle with the eternal challenges that man has chosen to confront, and with an intensity not known elsewhere on the globe. Bidden to make war their work, Americans shoulder the burden with intimidating purpose. There is, I have… Continue reading Remember the Republic