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The Sebastopol Farmers’ Market ; Halloween Eve

Halloween Eve (All Hallows Eve Eve?) The Sebastopol market goes year-round  this year. The long-range plan is for the market to be part of the development plan called The Barlow, which is an abandoned cannery that’s been sitting vacant since … Continue reading

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All Hallows’ Read

Neil Gaiman recommends that we offer trick-or-treaters books as well as candy this year. He also recommends we use Halloween as an opportunity to offer people books. (Well, to be specific, he recommends scary books. I have broadened that to … Continue reading

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Halloween

In the Celtic tradition, October 31st is the end of the year, New Year’s Eve, basically.  It’s also the time when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is at its thinnest. El … Continue reading

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The Costume is Emerging!

It had stopped raining but there was a shallow puddle right in front of the walkway up to Dianne’s studio.  As I pulled in and parked, a friendly smooth-hair  terrier in the car next to me poked his nose up … Continue reading

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When the Student is Ready, the Costume Will Appear

  Usually, around February I decide I should do a Halloween costume.  Then I forget.  About three days before the holiday I scrounge around and find my old black velour cape and my witch’s hat, and call it good. Not … Continue reading

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All Hallows’ Eve

We probably had about 350 trick-or-treaters last night. The peak was between seven and eight pm. It dropped off sharply after about 8:30, which was good because I was running out of candy. Costumes, by volume: the preponderance of older … Continue reading

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Grillin’ Bibles–a Halloween Treat

Looking for a unique Halloween experience for the kids? Here’s a thought—how ’bout a bible burning? A North Carolina congregation is doing just that. I thought maybe this was a Church of Satan thing because, well, it sounds that way, … Continue reading

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