Monthly Archives: October 2021

Redeeming All Hallows Eve

     “If we are honest, we acknowledge that we are dying throughout our life, and this is what we learn if we are attentive: grace is found at the depths and in the death of everything.”        … Continue reading

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Melting Down While the Universe Watches

Source: tenor.com The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Gina Dore had agreed to present the final Eighth … Continue reading

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45 Fun Halloween Weekend Movies!

Whether you’re a Halloween fan or not, chances are–if you’re like me–you enjoy a good thriller, alien invasion tale, maybe a zombie or vampire flick here and there, and even the occasional iconic monster movie — if it’s clever, thoughtful … Continue reading

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Why Scary is Fun

When I was a kid, I loved being scared. Or rather, I loved having been scared. Why? Culinary experts say we love spicy-hot foods due to a secondary effect: when the active ingredient in chili peppers triggers pain, our brains … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Felt That Feeling?

Originally posted on Josephine Wilkinson:
I last wrote of my trip to confirm if I should embark on a new adventure, a move to the sea with a friend who needs support. I was left in no doubt. It was…

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Song of My Family

My wife and I recently travelled to the village of Westfield, New York, on the edge of Lake Erie, the heart of the America’s oldest wine-producing region. Here, I’d expected to learn more about my ancestors. Instead, after seeing the … Continue reading

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The Logic of Dreams

Thought for the Week There’s a sort of “dream logic” by which most people live their lives, an unchallenged belief in what will be, even while living solely for what is, or rather for what seems to be. For what … Continue reading

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The Greatest Artist of All Time

He’s had the longest career of any artist in history, and at a considerably advanced age is still crafting new works. He creates in every medium–sculpture, engraving, painting, even performance art–and the scale of his work runs from the subatomic to the cosmic. Some … Continue reading

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Death by Public Speaking

Illustration by Sara-Mara The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. For some annoying cosmic reason, Mid-Mid’s (Middleton Middle … Continue reading

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Waterfalls and Wine

We’re back! Combining research for an in-the-works memoir and location scouting for a potential future film, my wife and I hit the road for upstate New York last week–and we encountered waterfalls and wine at every turn! First, we travelled … Continue reading

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