Author: Bobaganush

Owls

Owls Bring on the Wisdom… or the Death Owls get the big play during Halloween.  There is something about the head turning, the hooting and the nocturnal nature of the owl that makes it a symbol of Halloween.  During this, one of the most glorious holidays, you will see owls of every shape and size festooning trees and mantles around house all over the neighbor.  Let’s start looking at the various ways that owls have been depicted around the world. In most African cultures, the people see the owl has a harbinger of death at worst and as bad luck at best....

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Bats

Bats I LIke… Bats Why do people hate bats? Is it the flying rat idea? Is it the belief that they carry more disease than any other creature? Is it the vampire mythos? Anyway you cut it most people that see or hear a bat will freak out.  They throw their hands over their head and run for the hills.  In fact, my wife has been known to run from a pool on a glorious summer evening when a local bat that we have named Harry flies in to dine on the bugs attracted to the lights around the...

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Candy, Candy, Candy!

Candy, Candy, Candy! Oh Garfield, you nut. My favorite Halloween Holiday special when I was a kid was the Garfield Halloween special.  I know most people go gaga over Charlie Brown but there is something about the Garfield show that always got me in the Halloween spirit.  Garfield wanted what I wanted: candy and lots of it.  Of course, the fact that Garfield decided to go as a pirate probably didn’t hurt my liking of the show either.  Garfield, roaming around the streets looking for houses to plunder with his first mate Oddie always got my juices flowing to...

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My Non-Rennie Wife

My Non-Rennie Wife For our Second Anniversary! October 23, 2010, I married the most wonderful person in the world.  I am blessed to know her and she has made me a better person – physically, mentally and spiritually.  And I knew going into it that she was not a Rennie, nor was she overly geeky, but it has been a lot of fun getting her into the geeky/Rennie lifestyle. Here are some things that she has had to get used to since we have become man and wife: She knows the dates of the Georgia and Carolina Renaissance Festival. In...

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