Beware of the Real Gremlins This Season

Jim Hightower

The real spine-chilling gremlins of the season are the office-seeking politicians of the extreme right, demanding votes on Election Day. As we enter another long season of direful winter darkness, we are beset by back-to-back … Read moreBeware of the Real Gremlins This Season

Lost Journal: The Halloween Costume Piece Accords of 1973

Tim Mollen

Journal entry: October 31, 1973 (age 4) – Halloween Costume Accords As I admired my new Halloween costume in the mirror, I said, “Ri ruv Ralloreen.” To play Scooby-Doo, you have to match his speech impediment. … Read moreLost Journal: The Halloween Costume Piece Accords of 1973

Scary Masks: Midterm Elections and Halloween

Will Durst

The midterm elections and Halloween are similar: both events highlight tricks and treats Hey everybody. The Midterms Are Coming! Or rather: the midterms are coming. To be most precise; themidtermsarecoming. Because the general response of … Read moreScary Masks: Midterm Elections and Halloween

Between Birthday and Sympathy: What I Heard and Saw in the Greeting Card Aisles

Between Birthday and Sympathy: What I Heard and Saw in the Greeting Card Aisles

I was once a “Card Guy” – or rather, a greeting card merchandiser. The transition of greeting cards is much like watching the seasons change: Halloween in the fall; Christmas in the winter; Valentine’s Day … Read moreBetween Birthday and Sympathy: What I Heard and Saw in the Greeting Card Aisles

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