From YouTube: The History of Hell

Religion for Breakfast is one of my favorite YouTube channels. The host, Andrew Henry, does a phenomenal job of researching and presenting his videos. I recommend following his channel highly. Considering that Halloween is tomorrow and that I have written a couple of stories involving Hell (and plan to write more), I thought I would … Continue reading From YouTube: The History of Hell

From YouTube: Wicca Explained

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I saw this while at lunch today. This is quite an interesting introduction to what is and is not the Wiccan religion. I thought this might be something that might appeal to my audience considering that Halloween is almost upon us. I discovered the YouTube channel ReligionforBreakfast recently and I enjoy it a lot. … Continue reading From YouTube: Wicca Explained

Lovecraft on the Supernatural

  I was reading Lovecraft's "Supernatural Horror in Literature" the other day when I came across this line concerning the nature of  the "weird tale": "A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and protentiousness becoming its subject, … Continue reading Lovecraft on the Supernatural

Slattery’s Tao of Writing, Part 1

A quick Google search reveals there are a lot of web articles entitled "The Tao of Writing".   This is mine.  Let me begin by explaining what I perceive to be the Tao (others may view it differently and have equally valid perceptions). The Chinese character above translates as Tao, the way, and is pronounced as "dow", … Continue reading Slattery’s Tao of Writing, Part 1