Countdown To Halloween: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

You can’t have Halloween without its spooky tales, urban legends, and creepy lore. Out of the tales none is more classic than the headless Hessian ghost of a quaint eerie town of Sleepy Hollow. The short story was one of 34 essays written by Washington Irving in 1820. It has since garnered several adaptions including…

Countdown to Halloween: 7 Days To Go!

Another week down, another to go. My, how this month is skipping by. Halloween is all about the dead. Either they are are being honored or they have risen up to run amok.    If haunted houses are not aplenty in your area then tip-toeing past gravestones is the sure adventure on All Hallow’s Eve….

Countdown to Halloween: 14 Days To Go!

Another week and only 14 days to go.    Nothing says Halloween like a good old witch.  Pale green skin, exaggerated nose accessorized by a hairy wort, pointy brimmed hat, completed with a cackle.  Nothing short of a caricature, I assure you. I once was directed  to a book titled, “Juniper” by Monica Furlong by an acquaintance…

Countdown to Halloween: 28 Days To Go!

Creeping crawlers and intricate webs, spiders have been mascots of Halloween for years.  Insects in general can be rather frighting under the right circumstances, but why the spider?  Why is the spider on every Halloween decor,  every cupcake, and a glimpse on every haunted spectacle one can find?  Is it their intricate homes?  Does their…