True Crime Victorian Style

It’s only forty-one days to Halloween, so it’s time to introduce a little eeriness to my blog 😉 True crime is extremely popular these days, with plenty of reality shows to watch on television, as well as fictional series that have capitalized on the trend – e.g. Only Murders in the Building, one of my …

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Beware the Headless Horseman! — Sleepy Hollow Country in NY State

My childhood was shaped by an eerie scene of cattails alongside a road that were beating, in the rising wind, a tattoo like ghostly hoofbeats upon a dark and lonely road. I’ve loved Disney’s The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), an animated adaptation narrated by Bing Crosby, from the moment I first watched …

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Primeval, beautiful, dangerous water lilies

The Great Devourer, as she’s known by all, prowls towards me, leaving no tracks and casting no shadow. She stops in front of me and says, I am here for you, Nenuphar. Apep has given me until the end of the Seventh Hour to cross the sands.   I can’t absorb all her words. But …

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Liminal spaces – fascinating thresholds

Apparently “liminal spaces” are having a moment.   I’ve been aware of them for a long time after reading a lot of Celtic mythology. The ancient Celts believed that there were many liminal places, thought of as ‘thin’ spaces, where the veil between worlds was fragile and we could sometimes get in touch with those …

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