31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 17

I moved quite a bit when I was younger, but during those years we often lived in New England.  As a kid it was easy to imagine that Halloween was invented in New England.  It just seems so suited for it.  Old cemeteries, tall, reaching trees with with rattling leaves, and creeping darkness that starts…

REVIEW: AMERICA WALKS INTO A BAR by Christine Sismondo

A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops As someone who grew up on episodes of Cheers and lived in a colonial-era tavern and inn, I suppose I might have been somewhat predisposed to be enamored by the subject.  But if you stop to consider, I think most people are.  The gathering…

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