Sweepin' the clouds away… On my way to where the air is sweet…
Even now when I hear the opening notes, the familiar happy beat of the theme song brings back happy, silly memories of the children’s educational show, Sesame Street. Just about everyone has fond childhood memories of watching the Muppets, their human neighbors and the silliness that always ensued and along the way we learned the alphabet, how to count, and issues like telling the truth and being good.
Not long ago, well within this generation's memory, Halloween had been reduced from a sacred ceremony, celebrated by our pagan ancestors, to a few doomed pumpkins on front porches, and a small number of sad-looking kids in Little Mermaid and Darth Vader costumes wandering around the neighborhoods looking for candy. Now, two decades later, Halloween has become both big business and a time for Satanic ritual sacrifice, a holiday celebrated with horror festivals, haunted houses and hayrides, and a creative resurgence for Alice Cooper.
How did all this happen in so short a time? One reason is that people always look for escapist solutions to real-world problems. This explains the resurgent interest in super-naturalism during times of war, plague, and economic upheaval. The major reason All Hallow's Eve has regained much of its ancient bite, however, is not economic but religious: the Evangelical Christian Community is responsible for restoring the sense of evil and mystery long missing from October 31st.
Unbeaten heavyweight Chaney steals the show with first-round knockout in co-main event
Hartford, CT (October 12, 2019) – Twenty-four hours after learning he’d been inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame, “Bad” Chad Dawson turned back the clock with another Hall-worthy performance Friday at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford.
The 37-year-old Dawson (36-5) outworked Russian veteran Denis Grachev (19-9-1) live on UFC FIGHT PASS® by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 80-72 to capture the WBC USNBC light heavyweight title in the main event of CES Boxing’s long-awaited return to Hartford.
The recent influx of vaping-related lung illnesses suggests that the problem stems from harmful additives in vape oils and counterfeit products of tested brands. Cannabis legalization and regulation are needed to ensure products are clean and safe for consumer use.
Ryan L. Fox
There’s no rest for the weary. Or so it seemed.
After blowing out the Washington Redskins this past Sunday, the New England Patriots had to get ready for a Thursday night showdown at home against the New York Giants, a team that has forever earned the eternal hatred of Patriot nation for their two Super Bowl victories and for foiling what would have been the ‘Perfect Season.’
But this was a Giants team that was limping into Foxborough after a home blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings without 3 of their best offensive players (RB Saquon Barkley, TE Evan Engram, and WR Sterling Shepherd) due to injury as well as down to their 3rd-string running back (backup RB Wayne Gallman was out due to a concussion).
On a cold, wet, and windy Thursday night, the two teams dueled it out in Foxborough. But in the end, only one team would enjoy the long layoff with a victory.
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