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Sandy Scalco

On our morning walks, Churchill and I see a growing number of Halloween decorations in our neighborhood.  These days, it seems as if Halloween is giving Christmas a challenge for the most holiday decorations.   321 more words


Adultery - Paulo Coelho

The book’s title is a freebie – it’s about an affair. But that is what intrigued me about the book; I was pulled in by the act of curiosity: the author wouldn’t just tell us what it is about and then have a typical love affair for the… 512 more words


Halloween Character Profile: Francis Griffin

Hello There Clammers!

Halloween has arrived in Quahog!  And Peter, in typical Peter fashion, has decided to tick off the dead.  In doing so Peter accidentally opens a dark portal in the Quahog cemetery and unleashes all manner of ghosts and goblins on the city…your job is to help round up these ghost, goblins and ghouls!   541 more words

Tips And Tricks

A Dreadful Realisation...

In between trying to work my way through writing another 22 limericks for my children’s collection, I’ve been re-reading my incomplete but largely finished (or so I thought) first draft of ‘The Fall of Grace (my adult novel)’ and a dreadful realisation came over me that my lead character Alex is WAY TOO SHALLOW! 24 more words


Universal Gifts

Some forty years ago (I keep tellin’ you people I’m older than dirt!), I took a vacation with my parents. I was in college, which made things a little awkward, but they were going to Colorado so why would I decline? 397 more words

Writing Life

The Workers

Hi ho, hi ho and other such drivel.

Visual Art

He's at it again! What's he moaning about this time?

Readers, here he is again, moaning on about something or nothing!  We might even have to get Bunty his own ‘category’ on the Blog…under ‘Whinger’ perhaps!  101 more words