Thursday, October 24, 2013


Yeh, I know the equinox hit about a month ago, but yesterday the trees started dropping their leaves, so that, for me, is the official start of Fall. Just in time for Halloween. I've been doing a little decorating, much more conservatively than in previous years.

Only my most absolute favorite of the paper decorations for the big front window.

I made this thing and hanged it in the tree out front. Here's a closeup of the face and noose.

A years worth of arboreal neglect makes for the perfect cemetery plot.

We don't have a lot of spare storage space at the house, so I have some of the boglights and movie props stowed in the carport. Soon this space will be cleared out and haunted.

I caught this thing lounging in the living room the other evening. It was gone by the morning.

Oh boy, only a week to go!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Savoring the Season

Good evening, boys and ghouls. I'm sorry that I haven't posted an update in a while. I was trying to put together a little October treat for you, but alack, YouTube has not been cooperating with me. In the meantime, you may enjoy my haunt video again, heh heh.

Anyhow, this season is thick with content to follow as it is. We are the October people, this is when we are most active. Maybe it's a blessing to have one fewer blog cluttering up your blog roll with posts!

It's been a strange season. We're half way through October. It seems I'm always waiting for Halloween, and then it's here, and it doesn't seem real somehow. I'm so busy, I scarcely have time to acknowledge the passing of the season. More's the pity.

Sometimes one must simply slow down, and savor the season. To that end, I find there's no better way to slow oneself down and appreciate the moment, than to enjoy a cigar.

I know, I know, smoking is awful and bad for you, and all that, but a treat once in a while can't do me much harm, and might do a lot of good.

There is something, specifically, about good tobacco that forces one to be quiet, still, and observant. There is something inherently meditative about cultivating the ash on ones cigar, or tending the ember of the briar bowl; and the rhythmic breathing involved in the act of smoking. I urge you to try it! It's simple finding a good cigar, just visit your local tobacconist, the cigars will usually be sequestered in a climate controlled room. Just wander around, and when your eye falls on an interesting looking cigar, hold it up to your nose and sniff. When you find one that's really special, that's the one to pick!

I'm also enjoying a good apple cider, an appropriate beverage for the harvest tide. I usually go for Ace Hard Cider, as it's the tastiest and most affordable cider of my acquaintance. I am an epicure, rather than a connoisseur, I enjoy the simple pleasures. Tonight, however, I've found another equally affordable and very enjoyable cider, Crispin hard apple cider.  Specifically, their "The Saint" which is sweetened with maple syrup.

And to occupy my auditory senses, I'm enjoying this wonderful recording of Vincent Price, relating the history and intricacies of witchcraft.

Witchcraft~Magic - An Adventure in Demonology

Anyhow, if I don't see you again before the big day, I wish you a happy haunting season, and a magickal Halloween!