Old School

    Sporting the dour personage of his day, nonetheless Horace Mann was much respected and revered for his progressive ideas on education in the early days of this country. He probably has his name on more elementary schools than even George Washington. No one did more than he to establish in the minds of…

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Gather ’round the fireside, my millennials, and let you hear a tale so strange and distant you will find it hard to believe. It is a Christmas tale even more bizarre than that of a hipster bearded, body challenged, part time, remote office employer and his staff of special needs persons of diminutive stature who…

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…