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The Ogres Of Poetry

Happy Halloween! It’s a day on which we give ourselves permission to confront the things that frighten us, only in not quite so serious form. In that spirit, I bring you ogres… in poetry. Walter De la Mare wrote The Ogre: ‘Tis moonlight on Trebarwith

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Putting the Pumpkins to Bed

One of my favorite ways to watch the seasons turn is to put the family’s jack o’lanterns at the edge of the woods right off the side of the house.  Every few days as we walk to the bus stop or over to the grocer’s,

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5 Congressional Predictions for a Political 2010

Just for kicks, here are my five political predictions for Congress in 2010: 1. The Defense of Marriage Act will not be repealed. After telling gay and lesbian Americans to wait for the passage of health care reform for the length of 2009, 2010 arrives

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War On Halloween from Consumer Product Safety Commission

Stories were invented back in the 1980s by fanatical right wing Christian groups who hated Halloween because of their religious belief that Halloween is a satanic holiday. These groups tried to get parents to fear trick or treating by spreading false rumors about mysterious, un-named neighbors all across America who used Halloween to attack children. These Christian groups got local TV news and newspapers to spread their warnings that all candy should be checked, just in case a neighbor had pumped cyanide into a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?