Content for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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The Queen Mary... Haunted?

Believe it or not, it wasn't the grand allure of the luxurious Queen Mary ocean liner that prompted me to stay there recently. Nor was it the many historically fascinating facts attributed to its name. ...

Transylvania: A Dracula Tour

Transylvania, land of Dracula and part of the Austro-Hungarian empire for more than 1,000 years, is today in the isolated region of north-central Romania. It's been said that Transylvania sits on one of Earth's strongest ...

The Common Woman Poems: Vera, from my childhood

Solemnly swearing, to swear as an oath to you who have somehow gotten to be a pale old woman; swearing, as if an oath could be wrapped around your shoulders like a new coat: For ...

Baja Ha Ha Sailors Depart San Diego Bay

Dozens of sailboats gathered off Shelter Island in Point Loma on Monday morning, October 29. They were preparing to start the 20th annual Baja Ha Ha race. According to the Port of San Diego website, ...

Early Easter in Santee?

One of the foothills at the north end of Santee seems to be sprouting large Easter eggs. Just off the road and up the hill from the 10000 block of Healy Way, five large boulders ...

Midnight at Greyfriars

A visit to Edinburgh and its legendary haunted cemetery.

For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries – be it their peaceful, yet morbid exteriors or the fact that I'll probably wind up in one someday. I never ...