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Daylight savings coming, waste another year

Well today is it.. It’s not the darkest day of the year, that comes before Christmas, but it’s Daylight Savings Time. There’s lots of old farm reasons we do it.. George W. Bush changed the time of year we did it a decade ago. I still don’t get that one. But here we are again.. falling back—and hour more of sleep tonight, but of course having a child I will just be up an early earlier than normal..  It is strange.. As I type this it’s 11:30am. This time tomorrow it will be 10:30… Something always feels lost this time of year, besides sunlight and daytime hours.  Thank God someone decided to keep pagan traditions alive in the early Christian church. If not, there’d be no Christmas lights in the dark, dull winter air.. Daylight savings coming in. By the way, this Counting Crows song was recorded in the year 1996, and there have been lots of daylights savings since then.  I was 16 and the world was in front of me. But I have come to learn that each November, things all become the same…cold days…

Daylight savings coming, waste another year

\ Well today is it.. It’s not the darkest day of the year, that comes before Christmas, but it’s Daylight Savings Time. There’s lots of old farm reasons we do it.. George W. Bush changed the time of year we did it a decade ago. I still don’t get that one. But here we are again.. falling back—and hour more of sleep tonight, but of course having a child I will just be up an early earlier than normal..  It is strange.. As I type this it’s 11:30am. This time tomorrow it will be 10:30… Something always feels lost this time of year, besides sunlight and daytime hours.  Thank God someone decided to keep pagan traditions alive in the early Christian church. If not, there’d be no Christmas lights in the dark, dull winter air.. Daylight savings coming in. By the way, this Counting Crows song was recorded in the year 1996, and there have been lots of daylights savings since then.  I was 16 and the world was in front of me. But I have come to learn that each November, things all become the same…cold day…

TWAS THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN. And that doesn't mean the world is not still scary

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2013
ALL HALLOW'S DAY


RELAX. IT'S OVER.

ALL HALLOW'S EVE has ended.. Trick or treat night ended up being rainy for little Ayden.. the dark side of the night actually became intensified--it was like the ancient Celts were right .. I felt a thin vale slowly lifting for a bit as the wind and rain poured down over streets vaguely light by night lights and glowing orange Halloween decor.. But the night, as things go, is over. Quickly.. And now we march as a civilization into the other season. In America, Thanksgiving. And across the world; Christmas. Santa Claus is putting away the Halloween mask and warming up the sleigh.. His slave labor camp is going into high gear.. Elves' breaks are stopping. Hope he put the suicide nets outside of the North Pole.
Onto Christmas we go, world!
For better or worse.

Happy holidays: Deep cuts to food stamp program starts now. It may be brutal for some.. How it will affect your state.. Yes, indeed.. Congress beats up on the …

TWAS THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN. And that doesn't mean the world is not still scary

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2013
ALL HALLOW'S DAY


RELAX. IT'S OVER.

ALL HALLOW'S EVE has ended.. Trick or treat night ended up being rainy for little Ayden.. the dark side of the night actually became intensified--it was like the ancient Celts were right .. I felt a thin vale slowly lifting for a bit as the wind and rain poured down over streets vaguely light by night lights and glowing orange Halloween decor.. But the night, as things go, is over. Quickly.. And now we march as a civilization into the other season. In America, Thanksgiving. And across the world; Christmas. Santa Claus is putting away the Halloween mask and warming up the sleigh.. His slave labor camp is going into high gear.. Elves' breaks are stopping. Hope he put the suicide nets outside of the North Pole.
Onto Christmas we go, world!
For better or worse.

Happy holidays: Deep cuts to food stamp program starts now. It may be brutal for some.. How it will affect your state.. Yes, indeed.. Congress beats up on…
HAPPY SAMHAIN
HAPPY SAMHAIN

Samhain Eve

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30 2013
ON MORE DAY 'TIL HALLOWEEN. SILVER SHAMROCK


A year of nothings: Sandy survivors see no path home.. still, one year later..
It is actually pretty hard to believe that it's has been a year already since the massive Superstorm hit..Should you be interested, there is some archived information from last year on both THE HORROR REPORT and my personal website Coalspeaker .. One year since those winds destroyed and those floods killed.. A year goes by fast--but for those who still see no sign of recovery, it must have been a very, very long year..
Winter 13-14 Nor'Easters could spell disaster for Sandy victims..


The latest from St Jude: 15 dead.. That was another historic storm, one year to the same time frame that Sandy struck the North American continent..

The sun has suddenly become active: More big flares are firing off.. And maybe some more to come.

Just in time for the holiday season: Food stamp cuts. And a Food Bank CEO suggests that those cuts could spa…

Samhain Eve

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30 2013
ON MORE DAY 'TIL HALLOWEEN. SILVER SHAMROCK


A year of nothings: Sandy survivors see no path home.. still, one year later..
It is actually pretty hard to believe that it's has been a year already since the massive Superstorm hit..Should you be interested, there is some archived information from last year on both THE HORROR REPORT and my personal website Coalspeaker .. One year since those winds destroyed and those floods killed.. A year goes by fast--but for those who still see no sign of recovery, it must have been a very, very long year..
Winter 13-14 Nor'Easters could spell disaster for Sandy victims..


The latest from St Jude: 15 dead.. That was another historic storm, one year to the same time frame that Sandy struck the North American continent..

The sun has suddenly become active: More big flares are firing off.. And maybe some more to come.

Just in time for the holiday season: Food stamp cuts. And a Food Bank CEO suggests that those cuts coul…

Those childhood stories that were told in the dark..

The best book covers ever—-and some of the best books ever, too. 
I remember being frightened of these imaginative stories as a child—some have stuck with me ever since. 
There was a yearly ‘book fair’ that would show up in my grade school.  I went to a Catholic school, so nice child-friendly books were proudly on display.  But if you looked hard enough, you can find these books there.. I bought it sneakily, as though I was doing something bad, and tucked it away in my bookbag until I got home.  And then I’d read it at night, and cover myself with blankets when I heard the house squeak….They were scary stories to tell in the dark…And if I’m not mistaken, they still exist somewhere in my house.  I just have to find them… When I do my son Ayden will inherit the treasure..

Those childhood stories that were told in the dark..

The best book covers ever—-and some of the best books ever, too. 
I remember being frightened of these imaginative stories as a child—some have stuck with me ever since. 
There was a yearly ‘book fair’ that would show up in my grade school.  I went to a Catholic school, so nice child-friendly books were proudly on display.  But if you looked hard enough, you can find these books there.. I bought it sneakily, as though I was doing something bad, and tucked it away in my bookbag until I got home.  And then I’d read it at night, and cover myself with blankets when I heard the house squeak….They were scary stories to tell in the dark…And if I’m not mistaken, they still exist somewhere in my house.  I just have to find them… When I do my son Ayden will inherit the treasure..

The monsters of Jedwabne

The film is called AFTERMATH. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is reporting about the film today.. It perhaps may be one of the most important movies ever made, and since it is about actual events that some have chosen to forget, will be controversial too.. It details some horrible series of events that happened on July 10 1941.. It premiers in the United States this week..  If you want to know how controversial this movie may be, consider just the opening paragraph of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER story: On July 10, 1941, half the residents of Jedwabne, a Polish village 85 miles northeast of Warsaw, murdered the other half. The mob, led by the mayor, were Catholics; their 1,600 victims were Jewish, slaughtered over several nightmarish hours with bats, knives, rifles and other improvised weapons. Those who survived the massacre were then rounded up in a barn donated by a local farmer, which was then set ablaze. A plaque erected at the site blamed Nazis for the massacre, but, in fact, Nazis had only autho…

The monsters of Jedwabne

The film is called AFTERMATH. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is reporting about the film today.. It perhaps may be one of the most important movies ever made, and since it is about actual events that some have chosen to forget, will be controversial too.. It details some horrible series of events that happened on July 10 1941.. It premiers in the United States this week..  If you want to know how controversial this movie may be, consider just the opening paragraph of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER story: On July 10, 1941, half the residents of Jedwabne, a Polish village 85 miles northeast of Warsaw, murdered the other half. The mob, led by the mayor, were Catholics; their 1,600 victims were Jewish, slaughtered over several nightmarish hours with bats, knives, rifles and other improvised weapons. Those who survived the massacre were then rounded up in a barn donated by a local farmer, which was then set ablaze. A plaque erected at the site blamed Nazis for the massacre, but, in fact, Nazis had only aut…

The SHINING, behind the scenes

This is a behind the scenes image from the setting of Kubrick’s THE SHINING. There are lots of other images in this treasure trove, and you can see them all at http://imgur.com/a/Ur9Zo#TakkNne I think Jack Nicholson looked even scarier when he’s not in the role..

ANOTHER ASTEROID CLOSES IN--AND IT'S VERY CLOSE FOR COMFORT

INCOMING! breakingnews: Asteroid due to fly in between Earth and the moon SPACE.com:NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program says a small asteroid will fly in between Earth and the moon on Tuesday, with its closest pass to our planet occurring around 5:45 p.m. ET. The asteroid was first discovered on Oct. 25. During its closest pass, the space rock will fly by Earth at a distance of about 176,000 miles. It’s estimated to be between 39 and 89 feet wide.  Photo: This illustration shows the trajectory of asteroid 2013 UV3, in blue, as it flies by Earth. (NASA/JPL) There sure have been lots of weird anomalies in the sky in recent days.  Good thing FEMA REGION 3 is ready for anything.. right?