Tag Archives: October

New column: “Goofy, scary, Halloween hijinks? No, thank you”

I’m a chicken. I don’t like to be scared. Watch a horror movie? Visit a haunted house? No, thank you. But it’s Halloween, or almost, so this newspaper column’s for those of you who do enjoy terror. And fright. And … Continue reading

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New column: “The not-so trivial pursuit of ‘useless knowledge’”

My newspaper column this week is about the interesting people born in, and events that occurred, over the years in October. What can I say? I am a pursuer of trivia. A keeper of “useless” knowledge. It’s fun to know … Continue reading

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New column: “How will you enjoy autumn’s ‘golden days’?”

Despite the fact that temperatures in even the mountain south remain in the 80s, it is officially fall. Autumn. The season of the year that holds the most gold. How will you enjoy these fall days? This, poetry, quotes, nature, … Continue reading

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New column: “Autumn has ‘a mysterious influence upon the heart’”

I don’t know about where you live, but here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, it does not yet feel like Fall. The upper 70 and 80 degree days we’ve been experiencing lately are most definitely not the norm … Continue reading

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Feile Samhna – Happy Hallowe’en!

In honor of that day of the year when the door between this world and the next creeeaaaks open, I’m sharing a post I wrote on this day way back in 2008. Forgive the references to snow. It used to … Continue reading

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