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New York Botanical Garden Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Poet Eamon Grennan Read and Chat Poetry

Eamon Grannan, Alice Quinn, Billy Collins, Holiday Train Show, American Poetry Society

For twenty-five years the Poetry Society of America has been an active presence and voice in New York City. They have sponsored “Poetry in Motion” posting poems and having poets read their poems on NYC subways. They have also worked in concert with the New York Botanical Garden creating placards of beloved poems by noted poets to enhance and flavor ... Read More »

Halloween Symbols – The Black Cat

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Along with the witch in flight and grinning and jack-o-lantern, the black cat in full arched-back fright mode is among THE iconic symbols of Halloween. Even to this day, who doesn’t feel a little charge when a black cat streaks across one’s path, especially on Halloween? Cats have been variously worshiped or reviled throughout human history, but they have almost always been seen as magical and otherworldly. Read More »

Excitement Building for Inaugural World’s Largest Ghost Hunt and National Ghost Hunting Day on October 1

World's Largest Ghost Hunt

Haunted Journeys — in conjunction with partners The Scarefest, Destination America, America’s Most Haunted, Paranormal Database, our regional ambassadors and network of participating ghost hunting teams — is proud to announce that National Ghost Hunting Day is now officially registered with the National Calendar Day Registry, to be celebrated on the first Saturday of every October. This celebration of the techniques and culture of ghost hunting will initiate the Halloween season annually in spectacular fashion! On October 1, 2016, National Ghost Hunting Day will be celebrated for the first time with the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt serving as the inaugural mega event. Read More »

Trump and the Empty-Self Syndrome

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Donald Trump has lost touch with his inner self. He has what Parker J. Palmer refers to as “the empty-self syndrome.” This empty self is constantly and chronically hungry but the host lacks utter awareness of his own hunger. This is what makes Trump, and so many other bullies utterly dangerous. Read More »

Opinion: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter protest in Union Square, NYC

Black Lives Matter isn’t a racist group. It doesn’t say other races don’t matter. It’s saying please pay attention and see what is happening to a specific group of people. The last time I checked, the death penalty could be imposed only by the courts. Resisting arrest, committing a crime or having a broken light on your car shouldn’t result ... Read More »