It’s the great pumpkin…weigh-off 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

It’s the great pumpkin. Really great, 2,009 pounds of greatness – the largest pumpkin in the annals of pumpkin weigh-offs. Take a look.






Holi colori!

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

TweetBonfires, luscious color and a wild party The Hindu spring festival of Holi is upon us. Known as the Festival of Colors, Holi is primarily observed in India and Nepal. In many areas, it lasts two to four eye-popping days. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon […]






Goblins, ghosts + gories: Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

TweetHalloween greetings to the curious g readers! Costume prepped? Broomstick, or favorite mode of transport ready for this year’s festivities? If you prefer visiting haunted sites to dress-up, here’s last year’s list of the 5 best haunted haunts.






The birth of a new year

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Enjoy the holiday season and the hatching of 2011.











Ain’t nothing like the real thing: 5 haunted haunts

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

My one encounter with the spirits was in a dzong near Paro, Bhutan. But, there’s no need to travel that far. There are plenty of haunted haunts here in the US. Happy Halloween!











A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and … a BBQ?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

What’s a Fourth of July picnic without … wine?