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Spending Halloween alone, my heart beating a million times a minute, drowning in a sea of candy wrappers

This is where I’ve been sitting for the past hour or so, since it first started getting dark, just waiting for a trick-or-treater to climb the three steps in front of our old house and ring the bell. So far, though, no one’s even come close. I keep going to the window to check, but […]

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Halloween in Ypsilanti

I’m not sure what it means, but, at some point between 1:00 AM and 4:00 AM this morning, someone left a demonic frog, a bunch of creepy barbie dolls, and a sickly yellow poop covered in what looks like orangutan hair on our front porch. Is this the kind of thing that we’re supposed to […]

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It’s Halloween: “the ghosts will spook, the spooks will scare, why even Dracula will be there”

Having done the Halloween thing with the kids, and listened to both The Shaggs and Screamin Jay Hawkins, I’m now settling down in front of the computer to watch my annual allotment of scary movies. Sadly, John Carpenter’s Halloween doesn’t seem to be available on Netflix, so it looks like I’ll be watching either The […]

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I love New York, but the corporate pornography of Times Square leaves me flaccid

After attending the Netroots Nation conference in Providence, I spent $23, and took the Megabus to New York. (I’d wanted to take the train, but I couldn’t justify spending the additional $90.) I met up with Linette and the kids there, and we took over the Brooklyn apartment of Linette’s brother, Neal, forcing him to […]

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Celebrating the life of Stanley T. Mad Hatter with a parade tomorrow

In early January of this year, a Detroit rock icon passed away in Ypsilanti at the age of 62. He was born Stanley Zillifro, but, in the mid-1960s, as the Detroit rock scene took off, was reborn as Stanley T. Mad Hatter. And, it was under that monicker that he became famous, emceeing countless historic […]

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