Tag Archives: Halloween

A Traditional Halloween Blessing for Curmudgeons

Hey, don’t laugh, it happens: Honestly? We’re leaving the porch light off this year (does that make us curmudgeons?) and settling in for a Mandalorian binge. You? But on the plus side: Daylight Savings Time ends tonight, so we all … Continue reading

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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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Joy and Nausea

God works in mysterious—and sometimes icky—ways. Some years back I was booked as a guest speaker for a “Halloween Alternative” celebration on San Juan island, the largest of Washington state’s 400 isle San Juan group. Co-sponsored by churches on several … Continue reading

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Raking After Halloween

Raking after Halloween is always so festive with the crinkles and colors of the season the bright red and golds and oranges of Twix bar wrappers… and Reese’s Pieces wrappers… and Snickers wrappers… Happy November, everyone!

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Is It the Devil?

WARNING: This will suck the breath right out of you! Have a safe, fun, evil-free Halloween, everyone!

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Histoween

Did you know that Halloween has served as the occasion for many historical events? 1517. On October 31 a soon-to-be-ex-priest named Martin Luther launched (cue “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”) the Protestant Reformation. In 1636, just in time for All Hallows Eve, … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Getting My Wisdom Removed: A Sort of Halloween Horror Story They’re called wisdom teeth because they emerge when we reach adulthood (late teens to early 20s) and are now officially “wise.” Yeah, right. How many wise 18-year-olds do you know? … Continue reading

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Halloween is Coming!

Some Halloween Questions: What do vegan zombies eat? If ghosts can walk through walls, why don’t they fall through the floor? Do coffins come with lifetime guarantees? If vampires can’t see their reflection, why is their hair so neat? Can … Continue reading

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