I find it sad that people and their stupid unfounded fears have ruined Halloween for so many. Do you know that not one case of poisoned Halloween candy has ever been recorded. That there is no rise in child abduction or child predictors cases related to Halloween!
What have we lost? A chance for our young children to go out at night and go door to door asking for candy. No big loss right? Well I think your wrong. We lost much more. We have lost the fun of being on your own with a group of kids your own age. We have lost the chance for our kids to meet the neighbors on a one to one level. We taken away so many learning growing experiences that will be hard to replace.
When we were trick or treating we had limits to where we could go and for how long. But we also had our neighbors on the block that you just had to visit. Mr. and Mrs. Deech for one, a retired couple that lived at the end of the next block. Every year she made us candy apples and pop corn balls. The rest of the kids that came just got candy we were her favorites from before I could remember.
We kids as we grew were the ones that went down and raked their leaves because of that friendship. She got her side-walk shoveled for free and we got all the apples from her tree we could eat. (Sometimes a little to green and a few to many)
There were so many people I would never had really known if it was not for that one day a year.
This daylight Halloween is just perpetuating a fear of the dark and a fear of people! Its no wonder that children and so many adults spend all their time in front of the TV or a video game. What does it matter now that friends are just names on Facebook.
Okay that is enough of the dialog. What I really wanted to post are the pictures of….. My Grandkids in their costumes of course!
The little Dino
Drake sporting his Dino costume and a snotty nose. Poor little guy.
Moira and Emma
Princess and Butterfly.
Leiam as the mighty spiderman
I think they made out well, Grandma and Grandpa had a bag of candy for each with enough candy to put them all in a surgar comma and on top of that they all came home with a full bucket.
From the looking glass
Hi Roni thanks for checking in on the web sight. Thought I should get something new in here so you would not be disappointed.
I just did this sketch last night. Its been awhile since I just sat down and drew a face. I used to do this all the time.
The drawing was done in Autodesk Sketch book with a Bamboo graphics tablet.
Zentangle is a method or way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. So what I do I don’t conceder Zentangle, because I don’t strictly fallow the Zentangle method and I even have a idea of what I want to create sometimes before I start. Not to say I don’t have a zen like experience while doing my doodles or tangles.
Mental Polar bear
This tangle if you will, is was done with a small bit of forethought. I wanted a bear shape so I created a bear outline and from there I started thinking about what I wanted in the bear. I did not want to fill the bear with one pattern but I did want shapes that some how linked or were related to the bear.
What more can I say “I like Circles” and Celtic knots
The God partical
I was in a well known book store dirnking a Cafe mocha double shot (Thanks Bruce I am Hooked on these things) and drawing. Great way to relax and just enjoy for a while. The cafe was all but empty which was odd for a Friday night when a group of very loud women came in and sat down at table near by. Okay its a public place you can not expect a library quiet but a bible study. Really people!
I did mention the loud part right. Okay I know I got this whole thing about religion is so contaminated by man (that is both sexes by the way) that it all needs a rewrite by the owner. We got ten perfect laws to fallow and it does not seem that allot of us can even do that.
STOP! Rant curtailed here!
So anyway I in my Zen place and The Bible thumpers start and that takes me to Angles and Demons and that takes me to CERN and the god particle. In particle physics, an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a particle not known to have substructure; that is, it is not known to be made up of smaller particles. If an elementary particle truly has no substructure, then it is one of the basic building blocks of the universe from which all other particles are made. So……. this is so not it but I like the name.
Well I kind of did it again but not. My mind must still be holding onto the same space for a while. Maybe longer if …….
Snail # 2
Got together with my sister and niece this weekend and did a bit of group tangling. It was fun and once I got into the zen of the moment it was kind of cool. I mean just doing this together with people (in my case people I love) and then noticing the quiet and the deep concentration that it brings. Its like the form that you are working on is at a point of guided repetition so that your mind can wonder and focus on the strangest thoughts and ideas.
The snail itself I had seen that morning in my fish tank just having a good ol’ snail time. Its’ shell is what got my attention and I knew I wanted to do another Snail tangle. Carla did not seen overly impressed with my first snail so I created the second.
Carla is great she would not hurt my feelings for anything in the world. So it’s sometimes hard for her to give anything but a positive opinion. but her reactions are normally very open.
Till next time
Good By Fred
Yesterday I lost my friend and substitute father Fred Harroff. Fred was a kind and warm man. He loved competition esp mental, Chess, Poker, about any kind of game that pit his mental abilities against another person. He could be as rough as a bear and then as kind as a kitten a moment later. I loved him because he was the father of my wife and he allowed me the honor to have that wonderful woman in my life. I love him because he liked me and made me feel I was his son.
I have been blessed with two Fathers in my life. Strong honorable men that have made me into more then I was.
I do miss you both
Fred Harroff 1939 - 2012