Archives For October 2013

Creepy Crawlers

Sitting in a chair in the corner of a dark room

It’s quiet and I’m all alone

I hear the floor boards talking to each other

Something seems to be crawling slowly up my left leg

I slap my leg as if a fly was upon it

The slight sting brings a little pain

My mind goes back to the sound of the talking floor boards

The wind smacks branches against the stained window

Something howls out yonder

Suddenly the hair at the nape of my neck stands firmly

The room is suddenly cold

So cold I see my breath before me

Now sitting opposite me is a woman

A tall slender woman now smiles back at me

Her eyes are darkened but her hair is gleaming

Suddenly something comes creeping out of the right side of her mouth

She starts laughing and falls to the floor

And the red dress she was wearing lies empty on the floor

The dark room is darker no more

The coldness has been replaced with warmth

The creepy crawler slithers through the small hole in the window

The wind is now absent as is the beastly howling

and I feel safe again


Happy Halloween Everyone

I hope you enjoyed “Creepy Crawlers”

by Felina Silver Robinson


1) Health law will work, Obama insists

Mayor Thomas M. Menino presented a Red Sox cap to President Obama on Wednesday.

2) Removable ‘gut sleeve’ might become a future weight-loss tool

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3) Halloween contact lenses can be horror story for eyes

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4) Gene mutation tied to higher obesity risk in kids

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5) Trick-or-treating safety tips from an ER doc

On a chilly Saturday night in October, Dr. Margee Kerr stood outside the exit of The Basement, the latest haunted attraction to enter the Pittsburgh fright scene. The Basement is part of ScareHouse, ranked among the country’s top haunted houses by the Travel Channel. If a normal haunted house is like a scary movie, The Basement is a psychological thriller. Inside, actors dressed as zombies do more than jump out of dark corners. They scream at you. Half naked, they press their bodies up against you and lick your neck. In one terrifying room, they pretend to slit your throat.
Secrets of America’s scariest haunted houses

ScareHouse taps into neuroscience to take the experience from spooky to psychological thriller

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1) Red Sox championship celebration photos:

2) Photos: Sox fans celebrate Series win:

3) Red Sox locker room videos:

4) Turmoil to triumph: Feels so good!:

5) MVP! MVP!: Papi wins World Series prize:

6) Celebrations turn destructive at college campuses:

7) Two struck by car in city:

#Boston loves you Big Papi. You deserve to be MVP of the #WorldSeries!

“This is our (–BLEEP–) city!”

Watch live:
Red Sox celebration photos: — with Nick Sullas,Michael SullasTara Lynne Ethier-SouthardJanell ErskineBruny RiveraDeborah Brazee LabonteSherry Moon-SullasLinda Ciccotelli DownieAlicia Bertine,Keith DownieMaureen ConnorsMary AlvesBijoux Sayegh and Angie Murray.

In Game Six with a final score of 6-1 it’s over and we’ve made history after 95 years.

Congratulations to all the players and everyone in Red Sox Nation. What a fantastic season.

We love you all!

Lackey, Victorino lead Boston Red Sox to World Series crown

Boston 6, St. Louis 1

Read more: — with Nixali MercadoEdwin AyalaNancy Summa and Bruny Rivera.

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1) No Slam Dunk for Radial in Women: SAFE-PCI

2) Kids With Autism Often Have Trouble Sleeping, Study Shows

From age 2.5 until their teens, children with the disorder tend to wake up frequently during the night

3) Is it right to try to ‘normalise’ autism?

A controversial US teaching method, applied behavioural analysis, or ABA, is now being used in a few UK state schools. And parents are moving from all parts of the country to get their child a place

Treetops school in Essex: staff would be horrified to think they were taking away a child’s autism

4) Vinyl flooring linked to asthma in children

5) Could the smog be vacuumed away?

6) A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant

As Bangladesh makes a controversial turn to coal to produce electricity, the construction of a large coal-fired power plant is threatening the fragile ecosystem of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

Sundarbans mangrove forest

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This final piece scares me somewhat after having watched a special on the travel channel yesterday where they aired a story of an old abandoned coal mine that still had enough coal in it to ignite fires for an additional century. 100 years could mean a lot of fires and a lot of death. Whatever decisions are made, I hope that safety is put first for all those involved. Coal fires burn long and hard and release deadly carbonized gases, which is why the town in the special was evacuated and then abandoned because human life could no longer survive there.