Latest Ramblings

Then and now: A Halloween journey

Just yesterday my oldest friend called me to, among other things, praise me on my Halloween display this year. As we talked, he thought that a retrospective, in words and pictures, of my evolving Halloween decorations would be interesting. So, let’s take that trip to then and now: A Halloween journey. Way back then there… Read more »

My goody bags are gonna stink this year

The headlines are still dismaying, so it’s time to segue into a little lightheartedness. Cue up the next Halloween blog post in which I detail why my goody bags are gonna stink this year. For those who came in late Each Halloween, for the last 20+ years, I give away goody bags to the kids…. Read more »

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

Unconscionable (adjective) – shockingly unfair or unjust. A lone man made the decision to abandon the loyal Kurds in Syria to fend for themselves. That decision surely brands Donald Trump in the manner Oppenheimer once described himself: I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. I and I alone A phrase oft repeated by Donald… Read more »

Putting the finishing touches on Halloween

It may come as a complete shock to you, but Halloween isn’t all about skeletons and tombstones. No, I mean, right? So, over the next few days or week, I’ll be putting the finishing touches on Halloween. Ghosts and clowns and spiders, oh my! The fence gang, my hanging batch of oddballs from clowns to… Read more »

Building a better Halloween display

While it’s not every day I think about Halloween, it’s pretty often. Why, even before last year, I was thinking, “How am I going to top this?” An idea formed. It seemed impractical, but here I am, building a better Halloween display. Building a better driveway display During and after Halloween month, social friends fire… Read more »