THANK GOODNESS

Thank goodness. Thanksgiving. Thankfully it’s here. Thank you one and all. Thank yourself. Even if no one else does. Go ahead. Give yourself a pat on the back. Or a nice hug. No hubris implied. Nor vainglory. Just acknowledging yourself. For being there. Or knowing when to leave. For pitching in. Or staying out of […]

Read more "THANK GOODNESS"

BOO!

Hallow. Eve. Hollow. Weave. Holler. Fever. Witch’s cleaver. Gloomy ghoul. Ghostly gal. Spider web. Web-foot giant. Skeleton. Hairy monster. Skull and bones. Scary mobster. Dragon fire. Dinosaur. Big-tooth rat. Sneaky snake. Sword swallower. Creepy crawler. Goon. Cartoon. Baby doll. Fashion model. Headless horseman. Bug-eyed freak. Monk and nun. Wired geek. King and queen. Referee. Ball-and-chain. […]

Read more "BOO!"

COLOR IT FALL

Topaz. Now there’s a gem of a gem. November’s birthstone. And Mason’s own indigenous rock. You might find one at Country Collectibles. Or Benjie’s. Maybe in Underwood’s Antique Mall. Or Market Square. And The Thing Is. Or Shooting Star. You can also see a huge one on display at Mason Square Museum. And Country Collectibles. […]

Read more "COLOR IT FALL"

BOO!

Halloween Coming soon to a haunted house near you. Meantime, there’s HALLOWINE. At Sandstone Cellars Winery. Saturday, October 28th. From 6 – 10 pm. Just east of the Square. Tuesday, October 31st is actually Halloween. Can’t believe it’s here already. Time flies. Whether on a broomstick or not. Black comes to mind. As in black […]

Read more "BOO!"

COLOR IT FALL

It’s heeeeere. The end of summer. The beginning of fall. As in…autumn. On Friday the 22nd to be exact. A favorite season for most. Cooler mornings. Softer sun. Crisper moon. Stars to beat the band. A season for retreat. Reformation. Refocusing. Resting. Reaping. But also planting. Bulbs. Bare-root. Root vegetables. Kale. Spinach. To everything, there […]

Read more "COLOR IT FALL"

FALL HAS FALLEN

Welcome, October. Welcome. Or make that Oktober…with a k. If you’re speaking German. Swedish. Danish. Norwegian. Or Indonesian. No matter how you say it, it’s here. Good ol’ Autumn-leaves-falling-crisp-morning-air-October. Welcome, Fall. Worthy of capitalizing (though grammar authorities think differently). No matter where, Fall’s the same. Cooler. Colorful. Gateway to winter. Octubre. Ottobre. Shi yue. Yep, […]

Read more "FALL HAS FALLEN"