Archive for October, 2003

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31st, 2003

Every year I listen on in bewilderment to the debate over this seemingly innocuous holiday. This really never came up when I was a kid. I merrily trick-or-treated as a cat, a ghost, a witch, Huckleberry Finn, and finally (in college), Pierette, and I don’t remember anybody connecting the holiday with actal occult practice.
I can see the point of parents who don’t want their kids messing with supernatural trappings, but by putting the emphasis on how scary and dangerous the occult is, we implicitly grant the dark powers enough power over us to make us scared and keep us on the run from them. In addition, this probably often has the effect of making the occult seem more alluring to young people. My belief about the occult is that though it is possible for satan to give powers to his followers, I don’t really think he is that generous, he’s probably glad to accept the worship and let these people think they have some kind of special powers–the joke is on them.


new title, new me

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

No, same old me. But a new title anyway.

Too Many Cooks: Chapter 4 and Epilogue

Monday, October 13th, 2003

The End


Too Many Cooks: Chapter 3

Saturday, October 11th, 2003

Still more.


Too Many Cooks: Chapter 2

Friday, October 10th, 2003

More of the same.


Too Many Cooks: Chapter 1

Thursday, October 9th, 2003

In place of the usual, here is part one of a story I wrote.