Hallowtide

Last night was good.  As has become our annual tradition, we made a lot of food and bought a lot of candy.  Good friends come over to help us eat and drink and pass out candy to thousands of kids that swarm our neighborhood.  As always, it was delightful seeing all the tiny adorable kids in their tiny adorable costumes.  …

All Saints, All Souls

The fun and frolic of Halloween is over for the year, with empty candy wrappers and well-worn costumes set aside as evidence of the revelry. Our friend Stephanie Wyatt used to remind me that when changes are happening and people are scared, we like to throw parties.  It’s a way of trying to embrace the mystery rather than run from …

All Saints and All Souls

Sometimes in Texas it is hard to know when autumn begins.  Even though stores are pulling out merchandise for Halloween and Thanksgiving and even Christmas, the landscape is telling a different story.  But soon the leaves will turn from green to red to brown and then the trees will enter their tombs for a few months.  Every year, nature speaks …