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I've been Tagged!

Thank you, Alice, at [Alice Lost & The Monster Brigade] for tagging me! I'm glad to have another excuse to post!

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Thank the person who tagged you for this challenge and post a link to their blog. Tag 5 blogs with less than 200 followers. Wish them to tag more bloggers to help keep this thing going! 5 Things You Need Everyday Although I don't get one everyday, I usually need a nap everyday.I need some creative or reflective alone time in which I can read, write, and think. I need some time to listen to music. Usually this is in the car.Breakfast! I don't do well skipping that (unless I wake up at lunch time).A little time on the internet. 5 Books You Would Recommend  A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. It's a novel that deals with themes of fate, growth, and personal struggles. The characters are so real, and you won't want to stop reading once you start.The Monk by Matthew Lewis. This is an early Gothic novel that confronts religious hypocrisy and the pitfa…

Goblins and Hobgoblins

While thumbing through a copy of Fate Magazine, an article about goblins caught my eye. Goblins are legendary creatures that come in many shapes and sizes. Generally, Goblins are said to be small and ugly, noisy, and have a bit of a mean streak. They are known for their compulsive cleaning, mischievousness, greediness, and occasional baby-stealing (Labyrinth)

Christina Rosetti wrote a poem called, "Goblin Market" Here's an excerpt:

Laugh’d every goblin When they spied her peeping: Came towards her hobbling, Flying, running, leaping, Puffing and blowing, Chuckling, clapping, crowing, Clucking and gobbling, Mopping and mowing, Full of airs and graces, Pulling wry faces, Demure grimaces, Cat-like and rat-like, Ratel- and wombat-like, Snail-paced in a hurry, Parrot-voiced and whistler, Helter skelter, hurry skurry, Chattering like magpies, Fluttering like pigeons, Gliding like fishes,—
[Here] is a link to her full poem.
Hobgoblins are very similar to goblins, except they hop around on one leg …

Decatur Cemetery

Established in 1823, Decatur Cemetery is older than the city of Atlanta itself.  Through the iron gates sprawled pathways lined by stone walls and oak trees. There were monuments of varying sizes and shapes, some worn and peppered with lichen. 
 Within the cemetery, there are a few mysterious letterbox locations. Letterboxing is a past time similar to geocaching. Participants use riddles to find hidden boxes. Inside the box is a pad of paper that is stamped and dated by the finders. My boyfriend and I trekked through the cemetery to find the hidden boxes. We managed to find one of the three, which was soaked with water. Although we didn't find all, our cemetery exploration proved successful.


Upon research, I found that Decatur Cemetery is home to a man named Thomas Holley Chivers. Chivers was a Medical Doctor who became a poet, achieving mild fame at the time. He is famous for his friendship and correspondence with Edgar Allan Poe. Poe even called Chivers "one of the best an…