First Sunday “All In”

We’re officially all in the new home, well, except for the Bravada, packed to the ceiling with last-minute things. I had to decide what went to the dump (Well that was easy–cracked bed frame, anyone?), what went to the Good Will store, and what childhood memories could and should be salvaged. In short, aside from…

Haunted Porch Flashback

I am still too old fashioned to catch up with the Throwback Thursday craze, but since it’s Halloween on this Friday I’m in good shape for a haunted Flashback Friday! My boys and I used to have a tradition of decorating the porch and scaring the pee out of local kids on Halloween. Parents loved…

“Amish Fantasy” on Secrets T(OUR) for Halloween

How’s that for an enigmatic title? We can put this under the heading (once I get around to figuring out how to reorganize my “categories”) of Publishing News or Recently Published. Not long ago T/OUR Magazine, subtitled “The Truth About OUR Stories,” solicited entries on the theme “Secrets.” T/OUR is a young literary magazine out of…

Impromptu Monster Mash at the Haunted Porch

Dad was playing the required spooky sounds when he decided to play something really scary: Rufus Wainwright doing Judy Garland! The monsters loved it. What the video doesn’t show is the sidewalk full of trick-or-treaters just staring at us, not sure what to make of it all.