Category Archives: Humor

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The Most Imaginative Halloween Ever

Forget zombies and vampires. If there was ever a year we needed our imaginations, it’s this one. The people below have, and the results are amazing! I loved creating crazy Halloween decorations and costumes as a kid. But nowadays I … Continue reading

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Is Halloween Evil?

It’s tempting to answer, “Sure, this year everything is!” But taking a post-pandemic view, the question is posed every year by a lot of well-meaning people… “Is Halloween evil?” Short answer: No, we are. Evil lives in people, not in … Continue reading

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How to Host a (Virtual) Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party

It’s a pandemic Halloween. Probably not the best year for a live Halloween party. And trick-or-treating is pretty iffy, too. So what to do? Amazon to the rescue! They’ve put together everything you need for a Virtual Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the (Little) Devils

I recently wrote about my war with the yellow jackets. After they attacked me for daring to blow leaves near their underground lair, I counterattacked. Unsuccessfully and painfully. But several days later, armed with advice from my fellow bloggers, Trudy … Continue reading

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50 Truly Clever Memes

The word meme comes from the same source as the word mime. Both can be clever, or incredibly annoying. Like when a mime starts building an imaginary box around you while you’re hunting for a public restroom. Also, memes don’t … Continue reading

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Can’t Choose Just One Word? Combine ‘Em!

Portmanteau. Yeah, I know, you’re thinking, “I was there once! It’s on the French Riviera, right?” Sorry, Jacques, non. A portmanteau is a new word created by mashing together two (or more) pre-existing words. For example, I’m going to write … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days

I’m delighted to bring you this Guest Post by a wonderful blogger and friend, Russell Brown (Russellings of the Spirit). Russell is a recently retired United Methodist pastor who is “still trying to figure out” what his next chapter will look … Continue reading

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Temptation

“Watch and pray so that you don’t fall into temptation.    For the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”   ~Matthew 26:41    In pondering Jesus’ words, it occurred to me that he doesn’t say, “Don’t be tempted.” Why? … Continue reading

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October Madness

Election fever Tempers boiling People screaming Our world on the brink of survival And then there’s this… “You’re welcome.” ~God “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery

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Back to the Future (19th Century-Style)

The best version of the future is in the past, and its name is Steampunk. At age 5, I saw the movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and fell in love with the Disney version of the Nautilus submarine, and … Continue reading

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