Category Archives: Event

The Lady in White

The Lady in White Halloween 1992 was different.  I skipped the Haunted Hotel, Trick or Treat and the Parade. It was a chilly October night when I took a stroll downtown in Shelby. I often took walks alone, exploring and … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes

  Halloween Costumes When I was four my mother took a picture of me next to a scarecrow she’d made and placed on the porch. This was at our apartment on Broadway, so it must have been around 1979. I … Continue reading

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Dark And Stormy Night

A Dark And Stormy Night Memory is not reliable. It gets tangled among emotions and thoughts. Who is to say what really happened and what we felt happened. Who is to say that both are not real in some way … Continue reading

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Dia De Los Muertos

November 1, 2017 Dia De Los Muertos Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday celebrated around Halloween. In the 1960s the Mexican government had the Aztec festival declared a National Holiday.  In the Aztec … Continue reading

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Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist Roxane Gay published Bad Feminist in 2014, but it is even more relevant this week.  She titled the book Bad Feminist because many women, including herself, often do things that are considered not considered consistent with the Feminist … Continue reading

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Age of Anger

The Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra, 2017 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right-wing political movements in the late 2010s. He argues that nationalist, … Continue reading

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring Rachel Carson, 1962 Silent Spring begins with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities where the use of DDT had caused damage to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural … Continue reading

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