Monthly Archives: October 2015

Keepsakes in the Attic – Guest Post by John R. Cobb

I am thrilled to publish a guest post today from fellow Maine writer, John R. Cobb. This is an exclusive story written for Shallow Reflections to enhance your Halloween experience. I hope you like it as much as I do. Allow this sample to sharpen your appetite for more of John’s excellent writing. “What’s in here?” […]

How to Properly Rot Five Common Fruits

Rumor has it that some people buy fruit and don’t eat it. It’s possible some people are eating Halloween candy that stores have been pushing since July. If I repeat this post periodically, trying in vain to get someone to read through it, just substitute Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Easter for Halloween. In other words, this advice is […]

Seven Real Things to Fear on Halloween

It’s that time of year when parents are stressing over Halloween costumes for their little demons, hoping they will come up with something original. And Halloween candy has been decomposing on store shelves for months. Just kidding. Candy can’t decompose because it’s embalmed with chemical preservatives. Anyway, it is also the time of year to […]

Nine Tell Tale Signs of “Workopause”

There comes a time in your life when you have paid off the mortgage, the kids are grown and you realize your career quads are too weak to climb the corporate ladder.   You start to daydream about what life would be like if you did the unthinkable. Retire. Unless you’ve been unjustly kicked to […]

Seven Therapeutic Piñatas for Grown Ups

All kids’ birthday parties have piñatas these days. Sometimes kids are so little they can’t even bust them open, so adults have to give them a hand. Or a bat. Usually a bat. I’ve watched this play out, and I believe adults enjoy it more than kids. For kids, it’s all about the candy. For […]