Merchandising the Holidays

Let the advertising begin.  It’s now November 7 and already the ads for Christmas are playing on all channels and all stores are putting up their holiday displays.  Most stores have moved most thanksgiving items except for food prep, out of the stores.  I mean,who needs that when Christmas is the money-maker.  And that’s what…

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Rough night?

You know, it’s been a long time since I had a truly late night.  Mostly that happens when I have to travel.  Have to be there at a certain time, need to get back so I arrive late at night and slog home, happy to flop into bed exhausted.  Then the next day is a…

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Going it alone

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I have friends that have long-term relationships and they are enamored of the single life where they could do anything they want at any time.  Even though they are happy in relationships they want more freedom.  Then I and the other singles look…

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Happy Halloween

Samhain or Halloween is considered the day when the barrier between the natural and the supernatural is thinnest.  On this day I enjoy the revelry, the creativity, the community as people dress up and party and generally enjoy themselves and indulge in way too much sugar.  However I also see the practical in the party.…

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Talking to ghosts

Human beings can be as haunted as houses.  Not that they are possessed or that there are entities trying to live lives through them.  But people can be haunted.  Just as placed and objects are affected by the events that occur to them and around them, so are people.  Even more so due to our amazingly adaptive…

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Hauntings

There are plenty of ‘reality’ shows available this season for people to get their fix of things that go bump in the night and restless souls who continue to walk among us because they have unresolved issues.  Which is a gross oversimplification of the issue, but makes for good TV and dramatic effect.  Buildings, objects…

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Vampires

I like the newer romantic vampire stories that have appeared on the market in the past 10 years or so.  I’m not interested in vampire horror movies where vampires are just raging monsters, calculating or cannon fodder, but then I’m not into horror movies in general.  And children dressed up like vampires is just cute. …

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