Criswell Predicted

My friend, the writer, brought over a book they found at a used bookstore. Knowing my recent interest in Psychics and Ghosts, they thought I would find this old book interesting. And, I did. Mainly because neither Denver nor London vanished and the world wasn’t extinguished by a giant black snake. (Although some might argueContinue reading “Criswell Predicted”

Mixed Medium

I’m rather off today. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed – that is to say, the side where Alvie used to sleep. For the past few months, I find myself scrunched up in a tiny corner of my bed’s side, as if I were the last pencil jammed into the fullContinue reading “Mixed Medium”

Psi-Fi vs Sci-Fi

Flo and I are having a chat over Chinese Food she ordered from The Many Feathered Phoenix. I’ve never been a big fan of Chow Mein, but I don’t want to offend Flo. She’s pretty touchy these days. I thought it best to avoid the subject of Apparitions for the time being. So I broughtContinue reading “Psi-Fi vs Sci-Fi”


Flo has discovered when you dabble in ghosts and apparitions, you open a gate to all things mystical and paranormal. This leads to one of those roads more or less well-traveled – depending upon who’s taking the journey. In Flo’s case, it’s a short excursion. “You can take a quick trip and wind up atContinue reading “HOTEL CLAIRVOYANCE”

Tag Along With Me

When Flo told me she was thigh-deep in learning everything she could about Mediums and communicating with The No-Longer-Livings, I suggested she take a break from scanning all the droll articles, paranormal websites and fiction non-fiction and dig into some Shirley Jackson stories. I suggested Jackson, because Flo, like Shirley, has her Uggs in twoContinue reading “Tag Along With Me”

The Not-So-Secret Blog

When I told Flo I was writing a blog about her experiences, she was aghast! Or, should I say, “aghost”. “Oh, no!” she exclaimed. “Now people will know I can communicate with “spirits”. It will get all over Max Hills and even Springfield! I’ll be a laughingstock now…A crazy Ghost lady!” At the mention ofContinue reading “The Not-So-Secret Blog”

Elephant In The Rooms

You can add Harry Houdini, the great Illusionist/Magician, to the list of skeptics who, during the early 20th Century, unmasked Mediums as “frauds”. And, truth be told, during the heyday of Spirituality, many were cons. Flo told me she had been reading up on Houdini, ever since dead people started coming by. She wondered brieflyContinue reading “Elephant In The Rooms”

What’s Cookin’ Geist Lookin

This is what I know about Flo. She’s still an expert microwaver. Ever since she got married, and her husband became the family chef, she gladly turned over most cooking dinner duties to him. And that was a wise move. Through the years, he’d taken many classes at restaurants, cooking schools and even from privateContinue reading “What’s Cookin’ Geist Lookin”


Flo figures paranormal skills are not genetic. “My two children, Grayson and Annie, are not psychic. And my parents, well, Skeptic could be their last name.” One day, Flo asked me how I thought she became a Medium. “Was I precocious as a child and my parents just talked me out of it? How didContinue reading “ESPrecocious”