Spooky Times

  My husband, Dan, is no stranger to creaky floors and unsettling apparitions that frequent remote areas after dark. Grimm’s Fairytales uses such settings as backdrops and metaphors for stern parental warnings against wandering off the beaten path. Dan’s parents, Shirley and Harvey West, Jr, probably didn’t use the other “G” word when the decision…

The Seventh Month

  The name September literally means the seventh month. Apparently the Romans felt pretty much like the way I do each year when September rolls around…dazed, confused and in much need of a few bottles of wine.  Summer, all of it, resides in the lazy, hazy, hot time of year when it’s easy to forget…

Eureka!

With our first measurable snowfall of the season this past weekend, all eyes naturally turn upward toward the majestic silhouette of Eureka Peak. Aside from its natural beauty, Eureka Peak is something of an emblem for Graeagle as it can be said that in our earliest recollections, this is where it all started. In 1851…

Santa’s Secret

So many things have changed since 1947 when little Natalie Wood learned first hand about the wonderful Christmas custom known as suspension of disbelief. Six decades later almost anything is believable, it’s a function of viral videos and who gets the most airtime.  For eleven months of the year we are bombarded with newscasts, documentaries and…