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Skeptics -we love you!

I personally love to speak with skeptics - as long at they dont try to convert me, ear bash me or become violent! A rabid skeptic is just as ugly as a religious zealot. So we dont all believe the same thing. But I can listen to your views with respect and you can listen to mine and maybe, just maybe we can both learn something new. Check out this blog - a great perspective on the positives of dealing with skeptics.

What is a ghost - a personal definition.

I have spent the last week focused in writing and research. In doing so I have also come across more wonderful books and articles on the subject of ghosts and the paranormal which I have not enough time to read. Which has led me back to the biggest question of all - what, in fact, are ghosts? The more I read the more I understand that the answer to that question is totally subjective one. It relies on ones personal experience, belief systems and education or lack thereof. And if I had 100 people standing in front of me, even if they were all ardent believers, I would find quite a large variety of different answers. But my understanding may be a little different and broader than many others, due to my work with historical sites and (again) my own personal experiences. According to one dictionary it is " An apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image." Another site says " A ghost - or

How can it be so hard??

I have organised with a local restaurant to host three evenings this winter of fine dining and guest speakers on some paranormal topics. It has taken me weeks to try and get three special guest speakers to agree to three dates. Firstly, it was sending off letters of proposal - as I had never done this before I was travelling blind. But in my moments of strength I went for it. The first event was settled smoothly enough but the other two became ever increasingly complicated as the demands rose with every email sent. From paying for accommodation and petrol costs to then dates that suited becoming unsuitable to then wanting to bring family members and arranging their accommodation too, to adding breakfasts. NOOO!!!!!!!!! I am not making any money on these already - I didnt also want to also be so hugely out of pocket !! SO I decided on the KISS approach. Keep it simple stupid - cancel the ones that were getting too demanding and get some others. I think I have done it. We