Tag Archives: Halloween

Mike Egan’s Paintings Explore the Whimsical Side of Death

Fine arts grad and former embalmer Mike Egan's paintings playfully balance life and death

Mike Egan is definitely using all his professionally-acquired skills these days. Since graduating from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in 2000, and then taking a detour through a career as an embalmer and funeral director, he … Continue reading

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Darth Vader Leads a Grandmother’s Funeral

A woman in Luton took her love for Halloween to the grave

Lorna Johnson’s funeral was a scene straight out of a movie. Literally. The 56-year-old’s memorial was attended by witches, Beetlejuice, the Tasmanian Devil and Darth Vader. The latter Star Wars character even led the funeral procession, which included an extravagant … Continue reading

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Town Comes Together to Celebrate Christmas for One Little Boy Facing Death

While most towns only celebrate Halloween in October, a Salt Lake City suburb celebrates three major days in one week, including Christmas, for a four year-old boy dying from leukemia

For most young children, October means picking out pumpkins, going trick-or-treating, collecting candy and wearing costumes. It also signifies the start of a fun holiday season that includes Hanukkah or Christmas—depending on one’s beliefs—in December. What if you were the … Continue reading

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Warding Off Evil Spirits

The many ways we wrangle unwanted spirits

Much of Halloween’s appeal is its dark underworld mystery we love. Once again it’s that time of the year when we find ourselves naturally embracing our paganism going back to when the world was filled with the scary unknown. This … Continue reading

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It’s Halloween This Week!

Time for a good read on haunted houses and ghosts

With Halloween coming up this week I have the deep desire to explore and tour haunted houses. I love haunted anything! So I picked up a book to survey my local options here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Given … Continue reading

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What’s Halloween without a Ghost Story?

My true story of a cocktail party in an 1866 haunted house in New York state!

It’s Halloween this month and in honor of one of my favorite holidays, I will repost one of my favorite Sharing Suzette’s from the past. On Halloween, we start to think things like, are ghosts real? Let me start by … Continue reading

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