Count me among those who find the "Elf on the Shelf" just a bit creepy. That said, wouldn't it make more sense to have a slightly spooky creature keeping an eye on your kids around Halloween instead of Christmas?
Edgar Allan Poe and Halloween are enmeshed like cobwebs on a lamppost.
This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters.
By all rights, Groundhog Day should fall in early November, and it should only last an hour.
Te n years ago, Jim Haupert (right) of Algonquin put out a few tombstones at Halloween, a string of skeleton lights, when a neighbor joked that he was setting the bar pretty high.
The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history. It is larger then every previous outbreak combined.
Several years ago, when I coached high school varsity girls’ soccer, one of my players was caught at a police-raided party where alcohol was present. Because the school had a zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol, Nancy G faced both academic and athletic punishments that included missing one-third of her senior soccer season.
Hope. Don’t let fear control your life.
Mary Moltmann is trying to raise breast cancer awareness one pumpkin at a time.