Boo! – Scary day(s) ahead!

The other nite my dearest friend (Ms Gina Pieretti) and I went into Manhattan.

It was one of those crisp, clear nites and Gina took this picture from the FDR Drive. We were driving south bound. (On our way to Little Italy / Chinatown).
If you notice in the top ‘left hand’ corner ..

there seems to be ‘lights’ floating.
No explanation.

Just thought I would share this ..

This is one of my all time favorite time of year.
The summer heat is gone the crisp Autumn air ..
Harvest is in, time to snuggle and get cozy ..

Some trivia on Halloween / Samhain / All Saints Day –
Of course – The kids (and some adult folks) enjoy dressing up for the Halloween parties, trick or treat.. those scary haunted houses, spooky stories. Yikes!

Then for those who celebrate Samhain (pronounced ‘sow-en’) which derives from the Gaelic ‘Samhuin’ .. the time to honor our ancestors, celebrating those who have died, to celebrate the connection between this world and the next. Sunset on Samhain is the beginning of the Celtic New Year.

Around the eighth century, the Catholic Church decided to use November 1st as ‘All Saints Day’. A smart move on their part, as the local pagans were already celebrating that day anyway. So it made sense to use it as a church holiday.

Another scary day coming up is Election Day.
This coming Tuesday November 4th is the Presidential Election.
I pray hard for this country.
The large deficit, unemployment, foreclosures ..
just a scary scary time for America I think ..

Male, interrupted –
As more genital birth defects are seen in boys, attention turns to phthalates, chemicals found in a variety of consumer products.
To read this article please read this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Medicinal Herbs database –
They have complied an herbal formula database of over 500 herbal formulas.A very informative site. For more information, visit the site – eMedicinal

‘Rumor Has It’. The Urban Legends Reference Pages –
A great site to find out if the information you were sent is ‘for real’ or just myth.Before sending out emails with ‘bogus’ information, check it out on:

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Halloween quotes to end this Blog post –

George Carlin –
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

H P Lovecraft –
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear,
and the oldest and strongest kind of fear …
is fear of the unknown.

Henry C Link –
Fear is nature’s warning signal to get busy.

– til next time,