Archive for October 2013

Halloween: That was fun

Halloween: That was fun
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty was Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. It was a lot of fun to share the words of so many different writers. It was also a lot of work.  All Halloween posts from the series can be found here. If you... Read more »

The rag man, a true story of a mysterious visitor

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween-inspired posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Jay Keenan. This is a true story. Because it is true, it needs some background. The event occurred when I was a little boy, when I was five... Read more »

It takes a Halloween village to face hordes of trick-or-treaters

I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. On Halloween. This morning the radio announced a weather forecast of a “100% chance of rain.” 100%. Are forecasters even allowed to say 100% about anything that isn’t already happening? Regardless, the forecast is not promising. If it rains the evening could be disappointing on a several... Read more »
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My parents made Halloween special

My parents made Halloween special
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Erin Gallagher. Autumn is a crisp time of year when the allergens decrease and the coziness increases. Baltimore in Autumn was a site to see. Truly breathtaking. I... Read more »

Nine spooky Halloween songs (that aren't the Monster Mash)

TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me <br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/j1-xRk6llh4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>Very on theme, plus I just love TV on the Radio.
Looking for some Halloween songs to get you in the holiday mood? Everyone knows “Monster Mash” and “Thriller,” but what if you are looking for some Halloween music that’s a little less expected? Here are 9 songs very befitting of the Halloween season even if they aren’t officially Halloween songs. I’ve been running Halloween content for... Read more »

Chicken pox, a stripper who didn't strip, and other Halloween memories

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Meredith Y. Historically, I have not been the biggest fan of Halloween. The Mattadon finds this odd, as I am – as he says – “a theater person,” but... Read more »
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Halloween: Who are you gonna be?

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Todd Kreidler. Kurt Cobain asked me yesterday, “Do you think man’s law should apply to aliens?” I had to dodge the question, told him to ask Buzz Lightyear.... Read more »

How much Halloween candy do I need for 1,000 trick-or-treaters?

Our neighborhood gets more than 1,000 trick-or-treaters each Halloween. I know this because we count them. In 2012 we had 1,173 trick-or-treaters. in 2011 we had 1,198. Actually, those counts are probably a bit low though since when a couple of dozen kids storm your front porch wanting candy an accurate head count is not... Read more »

The Clickety Man: A Halloween poem

The Clickety Man: A Halloween poem
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This poem is by James Michael Shoberg. The Clickety Man It’s Halloween, Mama, so please don’t be mad. You found me, quite safe, so instead, let’s be glad. And now that we’re... Read more »
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My three best Halloween costumes

Unlike Gayle I do enjoy dressing up for Halloween. The best Halloween costumes are clever, immediately recognizable, and comfortable.  I haven’t always been able to achieve those three things, but I’ve had my successes. Here are what I consider my three best Halloween costumes from years past. My most clever Halloween costume For Halloween of 1994... Read more »