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…

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…

After Burn

This post is definitely not about Burning Man.  If I hear the words, “Burning Man“, one more time I’m going to set my hair on fire.  Yes, the man is burned. Yes, everywhere you look there are cars, buses, trucks, RV’s coated in Blackrock City Playa dust. Yes, if you see someone who looks like this in…