The kitchen was small and yet Mom had the magic touch in that tiny space. She could produce the most amazing things with flour, butter and sugar. And there were always pans of her nuts and bolts and cheese straws. All sorts of her fruit pies – apple, strawberry and blueberry – were frozen in her giant freezer in the garage.
From the famous witch trials of the 17th century to the trial of Dorothy Talbye and the large population of Wiccan practitioners who live in Salem today, explore what made this colonial hamlet the most haunted city in the world.
Even if you have passionate opinions about the political state of the country, you can still have a peaceful holiday season with your family. Now that the election is over, it’s time to use the holidays as a way to reconnect and repair those strained relationships, not make them worse.
He sat down in his favorite chair, the one with the tall back and the arm rests. He picked up the latest Larry McMurtry book off the side table, pulled out his glasses from his shirt pocket and started to read. He could read through anything: wars, famine or feasts.
This task occupies me as I sit at home conscious of my own mortality, quarantined due to an epidemic which purports to be particularly dangerous to old people like me, knowing that all I bequeath to the next generation as stories and the lessons to be learned from them must be recorded.
Standing by your principles – even if it doesn’t work out – can still give your struggles meaning.
On the 11th minute of the 11th
hour of the 11th month…
We Will Remember Them
A story of bravery, humility, honour, camaraderie and sacrifice, as remembered by South Australian veterans who served in New Guinea during World War II.
The exact positioning of the projector and screen are critical to making the ghost projection appear real and lifelike. Like any good recipe, the devil is in the details. Each time we set this up, we tried different layouts and different devices until we achieved the right effect.
Many people are affected by seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the colder, darker days of winter — especially those that live farther north and south of the equator. It can begin to provoke you to exhibit symptoms as early as when the leaves start to change in the fall and last until the very end of the spring.
Well, when gifts were finally being opened this particular Christmas, I came across a huge box under the tree for me. All I could think was maybe my parents bought me the stereo I had been dreaming about!