holidays

Samhain

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The back door was open to let in the sound of pouring rain, but it was the chattering of hundreds of birds, right behind…

Cereal Killer

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It’s not that I have anything against commercial cereal. I ate Cap’n Crunch until I was in my third decade, including a rather late…

Faraway, So Close!

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The best thing about traveling for the holidays? Well, it’s seeing family and friends you’ve neglected for too long, of course. But I mean…

Soul-stice

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Pretty sure the gods kill a kitten every time I enter a shopping mall, hence my commitment is even stronger this year to avoid…

#takebackfriday

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If I had but two words to describe the malaise that has taken hold of this country, those words would be Black Friday. The…

Cage-free commandos

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There are some things that should be behind bars. Like a bartender. And a bottle of Richland Rum. And a good gin. And some…

(Col)cannonball Run

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As you can tell from my pasty alabaster, Slim Goodbody-like complexion, I’m about as Irish as they come. On both sides of the family….