In today's world Halloween is often a time to dress up and go door to door looking for treats. Its sort of a time which over the years has become commercialized...and honestly that isn't my favorite part of the holiday.
No, I love Halloween for the meaning behind it...for the celebrations of life, of the harvest...for the myths and the legends, for the chance to be someone else for a few hours. Its the ultimate expression of a false face created ages and ages ago for a specific reason. When masks and costumes were designed to ward off the evil spirits which rose from the grave.
Regardless of its origins (and yes there is controversy about that) Halloween is a great time to celebrate family. To gather to carve pumpkins, and make treats (not so much anymore), to play pranks on others, and to really just experience life and joy. For me, Halloween is a time when the paranormal is more readily accepted...when ghosts and goblins roam about with the living and it will always have a…
Trippin’ – by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
ever been between homes? Not just for a day or two, but for weeks on
end? It’s a weird feeling. When I moved halfway round the world, a
few years ago, I lived in a motel for a month while I house hunted.
For that period, I didn’t actually have a home and it was strangely
uplifting. I could live anywhere I chose, within reason. I could
reinvent myself, start a brand new life. The possibilities felt
endless, and for the first time in my life I could understand why
some people become drifters.
of Road Trippin’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers sum up this mood: Road
trippin' with my two favorite alliesFully
loaded we got snacks and suppliesIt's
time to leave this townIt's
time to steal awayLet's
go get lost And
the video is perfect! http://youtu.be/11GYvfYjyV0
Crash Into Love,
Cass is living in a beachside cottage while she makes decisions about
her future. Meeting the sexy – and much younger – Jonah, wasn’t
For me it’s a chance to celebrate who
and what I am. I’m a first generation Australian, who has lived in
so many areas! From the beach to the outback, the north to the
south, but one thing remains constant…
Australia is more than the Great South
Land – it’s the people.
Sure, many of us wear silly hats with
Aussie Flags, gather for breakfasts of bacon and eggs and to watch
new Aussies make their oath of allegiance… But it’s more than
that. Australia is such a dichotomy. Being an Australian is hard to
For some, the Aussie is the laconic
bushy – you know the one with the drawl, wearing an akubra and
elastic side boots? Then there is the blond surfer from Bondi… He’s
toned and tanned and more than likely a lifesaver too.
It’s the girl in the supermarket who
says hello and asks what you are making for dinner – or she’s the
girl in the library who’s reading the anime comics. Aussies come in
all shapes and sizes, but while we may all h…