Jack O’ Lanterns

The Halloween festivities have begun and tonight I learned the art of pumpkin carving. The carving of pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns derives (debatable) from the Samhain custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory. Carving the actual pumpkin was different from what I’d expected. Scooping the insides out …

Homecoming…

This weekend I’ve finally decided to have a quiet weekend at home in Missoula and catch up on the relaxation side of life. This includes catching up on the blogging I’ve been a little slack with… Two weeks ago was HOMECOMING WEEKEND. This is a weekend which celebrates past Alumni from the school returning, and …