Death is everywhere, especially at this time of year. How else do you explain why Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” has ghosts in it? It really isn’t surprising. People told ghost stories around the fire at this time of year, probably, as far back as they did at Halloween. “How can this be?”, you might ask. […]
Lore and Legend
Where Thanksgiving Came From
Happy Thanksgiving! If you celebrate, that is. This week’s post will be a short one, as I already mentioned part of it back in September. For many people in America, yesterday was Thanksgiving, as setup by President Lincoln back in 1861. Many countries celebrate “Thanksgiving”. However, America is the only country that celebrates it on […]
13 Is Everywhere
Happy Friday the 13th! Next to Halloween, this is one of the best days of the year. Having Friday the 13th is like having an, almost, mini Halloween: People’s superstitions get the better of them; many people stay home and refuse to conduct business; and it gives us true Halloween-ophiles something to be giddy about. […]
What An Equinox?
Happy First Day of Fall! This day is also known as the Autumnal Equinox, (equinox means “equal night”). It’s the first day that has equal parts of day time and night time. For example, sunrise, at least, where I am in New England, was at 6:31am and sunset was at 6:42pm. (It’s never exactly 12 […]