Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Wrap Up

Intro Well, we have looked at the “facts” of the history of Halloween and made some “objective” comments on the history. All that remains is to say “So what. What does it mean for me?” It means different things for different people, of course, so I will be answering the question for myself.   Commercialization […]

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Halloween – Part 2 -Comments on History

Halloween 2013

Intro As a writer looks over historical facts or what the historical writers believed to be facts, it is hard to be fully objective . Part of me wants to make purely “academic” observations and part of me wants to try to interpret what I have read through the lens of my experience and my […]

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Who Invented Halloween? Part 1- The History

The History of Halloween I have had mixed feelings about blogging about Halloween. In one sense, Halloween in the U. S. today is simply a commercialized holiday pretty devoid of the traditions, both pagan and Christian, that were at its origin many centuries ago in Europe.  As such, the interest in blogging about it might […]

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How Many Marbles Do You Have?


Courtesy of The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, of maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable. A few weeks […]

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Little Girl’s Prayer Saved a Dying Baby’s Life. You Won’t Believe What She Asked For!

Hot Water Bottle Baby

This Little Girl’s Prayer Saved a Dying Baby’s Life. And You Won’t Believe What She Asked For!      I found this story on, a Christian themed site that features a variety on content in word, song and video. Most of it’s material is curated from other places on the internet.      It’s a good […]

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Anna Clendening: Nervous Singer Delivers Stunning “Hallelujah”

Anna Clenending Screen Shot

What is Different About Anna Clendening? Anna Clendening suffers from Anxiety Depression Disorder. This can be a debilitating, normal life-robbing condition that some people suffer for many years and which some overcome much quicker. I know a young woman who suffered from this condition as a teen and it seriously limited her participation with the […]

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Five Lessons About How To Treat People


Five Lessons About How To Treat People   Courtesy of — Author Unknown 1. First Important Lesson – “Know The Cleaning Lady” During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz with a lesson in how to treat people. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, […]

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