This is Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

Samhain OfferingsHalloween will be here soon. An exciting time for children as they wait in breathless anticipation of the biggest sugar rush of the year. An exciting time for many adults as well, as they celebrate the holiday with friends and family. There are corn mazes to get lost in, haunted hayrides and houses to scream in, and plenty of horror movies to watch all month long. But, let’s look at where all this started shall we? Continue reading This is Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

Can of Worms

'Can of worms - do not open!'
‘Can of worms – do not open!’

Most of us have used or, at least heard this phrase before as in, “That’s a whole new can of worms,” but where is this from? Did they sell small tins of earthworms in Mediterranean spices and oil like sardines at some point? Did worms have a habit of chewing into cans to eat the contents within like mice sneaking into bags of grain? These are the questions that wriggle through my thoughts at night keeping me awake. Continue reading Can of Worms