The Dawn Of The Almost Dead
Not too long ago I was walking with Ryken, a three-year-old with incredible insights and a fascination with zombies. We passed a home with deflated blow-ups. It was easy to see what they were supposed to be, but his imagination went another direction. “They’re dead now, Nana, but they won’t stay dead. They’ll come back…
Ten Reasons Why I Can Do Without Halloween
Halloween is this week. Not a holiday I enjoy. As much as folks look forward to this celebration, I become such a Debbie Downer when it comes to Halloween. For a few reasons. It’s gone from being playful and kid-oriented to being more adult attractive and frightening. I remember when I’d dress the kids as…
If It Looks Alive, Is It Really A Zombie?
Having been away from home for a chunk of time this summer–away from the responsibilities of maintaining said home–we came back to surprises. Should have been expectations. Dead–or mostly dead–cockroaches flopped belly up in various nooks and crannies. The legs still wiggling on some. Old milk in the refrigerator that no one bothered to…