Category Archives: Summertime

Church cemetery

As a kid I watched the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows daily and, like many, was obsessed with Barnabas Collins, the resident Gentleman Vampire. In this video, actor Jonathan Frid, known for his role as Barnabas Collins, narrates verse in … Continue reading

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Merry Go Round

Few things represent summertime better than amusement park rides, and one of the staples of every amusement park is the carousel — commonly referred to as the “merry-go-round.” One summer evening a couple of months ago, I took a ride … Continue reading

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The Joys of Summer

On a recent trip to visit family, during a heat wave, I and a few relatives, including a 4-year-old boy, attended a Pittsburgh Pirates game.  Unfortunately, the home team lost, but the experience of being at the ballpark with an … Continue reading

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