Poe and Halloween Thoughts

“I shall perish,” said he, “I must perish in this deplorable folly…I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect — in terror. In this unnerved, in this pitiable condition, I feel that the period will sooner or later arrive when I must abandon life and reason altogether, in some struggle with the grimContinue reading “Poe and Halloween Thoughts”

Halloween Weekend in La Vera

There’s no better place to spend Halloween weekend than in an old, agricultural village way out in Extremadura, called Villanueva de la Vera, with houses dating back to the 1800s.  These houses made of stone and wood are so old that the doorways are extremely squat, just enough for someone my height to pass through.Continue reading “Halloween Weekend in La Vera”