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Books for November

Books for November "O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being. Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing." -  Percy Bysshe Shelley It's time for NaNoWriMo, so my book reviews are likely to be a bit sparse during November. But I send you into the darkening, chill days with a list to keep {read more}

31 Days of Halloween - October 31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!   Enjoy this vintage Mickey Mouse cartoon. It's rather reminiscent of the Buster Keaton film The Electric {read more}

31 Days of Halloween - October 30

31 Days of Halloween - October 30 So, I am a certified cryptozoologist. Yep. That's a thing. A thing that is completely illegitimate unless you pay someone a few dollars to send you a fill-in-the-blank diploma. Which my awesome husband did for me last Christmas. And though we joke about it, I am fascinated with the idea of creatures that shouldn't exist, but people {read more}

31 Days of Halloween - October 29

31 Days of Halloween - October 29 In 1922, King Tut's tomb was found. It was still sealed, meaning it had not been plundered as ad most of the ancient Egyptian tombs. While it is generally considered taboo to disturb the sleep of the dead, archaeologists deemed this find too important to history and science to leave as was found -- despite {read more}

31 Days of Halloween - October 28

31 Days of Halloween - October 28There have been funerary rites for centuries. Across the cultures, one thing that is constant is that it is disrespectful to disturb a tomb. When medicine began to study human anatomy in earnest there was a surge in grave robbing. How else could a student learn? And as various plagues killed massive swathes of the {read more}

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