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Bah, Humbug!

Trying to get into the holiday spirit by putting together Rie Waits’ and my annual Christmas duet. Making progress. Got the basic tracks down and tweaking it here and there. Hope to have it ready by next weekend, maybe sooner. … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

“Sleep, those little slices of death; oh how I loathe them” is attributed to Edgar Allan Poe, as found on the ever knowledgeable Internet, which must make it true, right? Wrong! Show me from what work of his that quote … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas – Merry Hanukkah

            On Christmas Eve 2015, I hung out in the shadows at Pen Ryn Mansion with the hope and intention of witnessing a legend about which has been around for centuries in my part of … 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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A Holiday Poem: The Party on the Eve Before Christmas Eve

‘Twas the party on the eve before Christmas Eve, and all through me older brother’s house, not a shot glass was empty; man, did I ever get sloshed. I was just twelve years old, plenty wet behind the ears, drinking … Continue reading

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