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My latest article is "More Ghost Towns Of Nevada".
"If there are still some wandering ghosts out there looking for a home, you just may find a good one in Nevada. Here are a few that may provide you with the ambiance you are looking for. As always the important factor in finding a place to haunt is LOCATION!"
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A Dream Within A Dream
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow -
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
- By Edgar Allen Poe
You may have guessed that one of my favorite authors to quote is Mark Twain. I love this article he wrote when he lived in Virginia City, Nevada and was the editor of the Territorial Enterprise:
"Are we to be scared to death every time we venture into the street? May we be allowed to go quietly about our business, or are we to be assailed at every corner by fearful apparitions. As we were plodding home at the ghostly hour last night, thinking about the haunted house humbug, we were suddenly riveted to the pavement in a paroxysm of terror by that blue and yellow phantom who watches over the destinies of the shooting gallery, this side of the International. Seen in daylight, placidly reclining against his board in the doorway, with his blue coat, and his yellow pants, and his high boots, and his fancy hat, just lifted from his head, he is rather an engaging youth, than otherwise; but at dead of night, when he pops out his pallid face at you by candle light, and stares vacantly upon you with his uplifted hat and the eternal civility of his changeless brow, and the ghostliness of his general appearance heightened by that grave-stone inscription over his stomach, "to-day shooting for chickens here," you are apt to think of spectres starting up from behind tomb-stones, and you weaken accordingly--the cold chills creep over you--our hair stands on end--you reverse your front, and with all possible alacrity, you change your base."
Mark Twain, date unknown.
Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.
May you walk in Beauty and Harmony.
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