halloween antics
seasons of ghouls and goblins
reliving childhood

dead saints and martyrs
walking the earth as costumes
on all hollows eve




Photo: A Halloween pumpkin being carved at Coney Island’s Luna Park last night. Yes, it was huge.



G is for GYNIOLATRY    definition.  Deep respect or devotion for women




G. Gazing upon her is the most favored part of his day

Y. Yar is the attribute she deploys as she navigates obstacles – an observation in quiet defiance

N. Noteworthy is the dignity she exudes in her interactions

I. Intermingling for her is an art she does it with such ease and grace a quality to which he aspires

O. Obeying her inner voice has yet to muddle her path is her ongoing proclamation

L. Laden with responsibilities she gets done before work that which takes some all day to accomplish

A. Absurdity she has no tolerance for it’s devoid of purpose

T. Time for the self will ensure there is a self such is her belief so relaxation is compulsory

R. Renegade though he is he finds himself humbled and in awe of her devotion to family with all    their quirks and intricacies

Y. Yielding to her will always be his desire – a reflection of his deep respect to all that is woman




Soap Box


There is a Guy on my job. A conscientious objector.  A one Man band.  Yes, this Guy. He spends his lunch hour in this corner at the entrance of the cafeteria with this sign, among others.  When he first started this crusade he was hell bent against the war in Afghanistan. At the time of this picture, a few weeks ago, the U.S. relationship with Iran was his concern. Today it was

” say no to drones, the evil that will come home to roost”

This made me uneasy. I heard myself saying “Jesus, I need to change my lunch hour”, as I read this. When saying so, all the ills he addressed should make me uneasy. This latest one though, got under my skin.

How many one man bands do you suppose it takes to affect change? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one he had that effect on.