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I have a pseudo tradition on my blog of posting a bunch of Halloween images on or before each holiday. This is the Halloween 2017 batch. I hope you enjoy! Trick-or-Treat! Happy Halloween. This list includes images for everything from vintage pumpkins, creepy crawly bugs, serious owls and ravens, frightening bats […]

Halloween 2017 Cartoon funnies


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I like to explore the cultural connections between the holiday of Halloween and people that invented it. One of the more interesting legends I have run across recently is that of The Cutty Black Sow. “It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we’d be […]

The Cutty Black Sow, a Gaelic Legend


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Pumpkin Head Sam Trick-r-treat
Halloween always makes us think of the darkest, dankest, ritualistic parts of ourselves. Writers often use the holiday as inspiration for their works. King, Bradbury, Le Fanu just to name a few. Many creepy, spooky and downright bizarre characters have been related to Halloween so I thought I would put […]

Pumpkin Head, Dark beings with Jack-O-Lantern heads




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I had the distinct displeasure of sitting within listening distance of a family at dinner tonight. My ears were assailed with the most incredulous conversation regarding tattoos I have heard in a long time. Living in the south as I do, I should know better than to think the intelligence […]

Mother of all tattoo myths


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This year’s celebrations are truly filled with a great many “firsts” for me. With this in mind I wanted to list them out and note my gratitude for them one by one.    This is the first year that I have no children living with me at home. It was […]

Gratitude 2015


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Halloween Cartoons 2015
I have a pseudo tradition on my blog of posting a bunch of Halloween images on or before each holiday. This is the Halloween Cartoons 2015 batch. I hope you enjoy! Trick-or-Treat! Happy Halloween. This list includes images for everything from vintage pumpkins, creepy crawly bugs, serious owls and ravens, […]

Halloween Cartoons 2015


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Tis the season to be Jolly..you know the drill. The white Christmas is arguably one of the more ieadlized aspects of the holiday season. I know I sit around thinking about it. Anyone who knows me know I LOVE the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  A really good […]

Dreaming of a White Christmas?



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When one thinks about the shortlist of halloween familiars, owls, cats, hobgoblins none really carry as foreboding a presence as the humble Crow.  Crows are large birds of the genus Corvus. Corvids can be found all over the world except southern S. America, the Poles and various islands. They are believed […]

What you didn’t Know about Corvids


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I was doing some cyber shopping the other day and stumbled across a figurine of a xmas character I had never heard of before.  Now, I pride myself on being a custodian of REAL xmas lore since it has become such a convoluted and distorted tradition based on both secular / pagan […]

And I thought the Krampus was Creepy


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I have posted about Vincent Price before.  It is at this time of the year that Mr. Price’s incredible body of work seems to have its greatest impact.  That being said, I want to point out my favorite Vincent Price Characters and the movies in which he plays them.  Enjoy! […]

Veritable Vincent Video Varia


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toil and trouble
SCENE I. A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron.  Sound of thunder,  Enter the three Witches. ALL Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.      Those of you that are fascinated with the darker side of life will no doubt like me be very interested […]

Double, Double, Boil and Bubble