Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dear Kristen: Happy New Year

My dearest friend, Kristen, You know I love you and have for all these years. Not much can come between us spiritually and sarcastically. You consider me to be the King of Slack, where I consider you as the Queen … Continue reading

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Love, Kristen: A Holiday Wishlist For You During the Upcoming New Year

Happy Solstice, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Glædelig Jul, Hartelijke Kerstroeten, Frohliche Weihnachten, Kurisumasu Omedeto, Feliz Año Nuevo and Season’s Greetings! That should cover everyone. Don’t want to offend or leave out anybody. I can’t believe how … Continue reading

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Haunting at Pen Ryn: The Ghosts from Christmas Eve Past – The Conclusion

The Bickleys were blue bloods and they made sure everyone knew it. The colonial aristocrats remained loyal to the Crown during the American Revolutionary War, as did most of the other comfortably rich families in the colonies during that era. … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Pen Ryn Manor: The Ghost of Christmas Eve Past

“Spirits are just video-like replays of awful events. A supernatural apparition is triggered by atmospherics, that is, when the climate is precisely as it was when the event occurred,” according to a local ghost chaser, a very perceptive way of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Eve Haunting of Pen Ryn Manor

This stately mansion belonged to one of America’s founding, aristocratic families, originally from England, Quakers who came to the provinces for escaping religious persecution. The history of the dynasty’s American lineage started with William and Susannah Bickley, who landed in … Continue reading

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Bad Santa

Letters to Santa with his replies when the rotund, white-bearded one suffered occupational burnout and stopped taking his Prozac: Dear Santa, I don’t know if you can do this, but for Christmas, I’d like for my mommy and daddy to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Look

Holidays always bring on reminiscing, especially about those who are no longer with us. To buffer the sadness felt for their absence in one’s life, it’s often best to dwell on the good times or humorous aspects from when our … Continue reading

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