Halloween will continue to be a primary topic on this blog until the end of October--that is unless an onslaught of disgruntled comments ask me to stop. I do have more to say on the subject of Halloween and the economy which I will continue. In future blogs, I intend to address issues such as Halloween as Tradition, ways that Halloween is celebrated, the whys of Halloween, costume ideas, Halloween from the religious viewpoint, Halloween entertainment, Halloween stories, and other Halloween related topics. If any readers have anything special about Halloween to bring up I'd like to talk about that as well.
In a comment to one of my earlier blogs, Jennifer Hudson Taylor suggested that a "regular blog schedule" might be a helpful approach to giving a sense of continuity to one's efforts. She suggests that readers like to know what to expect and may come back if they are routinely looking for something that interests them. I guess this might be similar to watching a favorite TV show on a regular basis. Many of us are creatures of habit. I may try to develop my entries somewhat along these lines. Maybe I won't go so far as WACKY WEDNESDAYS or SOMBER SUNDAYS, but the idea has merit and I may be playing with this. So in that spirit I offer you the following:
In my post of a week ago, I talked about some DARK MYSTERIES that I had read about recently. Yesterday's Los Angeles Times offered an update on the story of Mitrice Richardson, a 24-year-old woman who had just outright seemed to have disappeared after she was released from police custody at 1:25 AM on September 17. She had been arrested after she had refused to pay a bill at a Malibu restaurant and then police discovered marijuana in her car. Witnesses reported that she had been acting "odd, but entertaining". Later police decided it was okay to let her go and sent her on her way with no purse, cell phone, or car. That was the last confirmed sighting of Mitrice. Since then there have been several reports of possible sightings but nothing confirmed. Earlier this week a body was found in a burning dumpster in Santa Fe Springs, CA but police determined that the body was not Mitrice. However police and relatives of the young woman are convinced that she is still alive somewhere. Where is Mitrice? Let's pray that this young woman will be found unharmed and can continue on with her promising life.
In the same posting I also mentioned the death of Amy Farris, a talented violin player who had been in the group DAVE ALVIN AND THE GUILTY WOMEN. Suicide is the suspected cause for death but so far I have not seen any other confirmation about this. I have seen nothing but praises and accolades for her talents and for her as a person. The loss of someone like this is so tragic. And there have been so many.
The story made me think of another musical artist who departed having left a huge impact, but with so much more that could have been accomplished.