Gareth Gilmore

A Runaway

By Gareth Gilmore / February 9, 2021 / Comments Off on A Runaway

When I got to the racetrack this morning, I think I was happier to be there than on the day I first began. Nothing appeared very different. The same buckskin pony horse was tied to the same pepper tree at the same barn. The same orange tabby cat that scurried in front of me by…

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Halloween Rituals of the Ancient World

By Gareth Gilmore / October 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Halloween Rituals of the Ancient World

The tradition of Halloween is one of trick-or-treats and costume parties. It also signals the time change when clocks ‘fall’ back, a term indicative of autumn. However, ancient cultures have strongly influenced the way Halloween is celebrated as well its derived meaning. Shrouded in superstition, its beginnings are steeped in the belief that it was…

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The Servant of Humanity

By Gareth Gilmore / August 30, 2020 / Comments Off on The Servant of Humanity

The morning of a battle functions in an eerie state of superstition. Everything that was routine the day before sheds its tedium and becomes a ritual of substance. Perhaps because it is done with the notion that it could be the final sunrise, and a single bullet from a rifled musket could forever end the…

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