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  • blueribbonfair 1:07 am on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creepy, , , , horror, hustory, melancholia, museum of death, museums, , vice,   

    Creepy Vices via the Museum 

    Word Press Daily Prompt. This week for the subject of “Vice” I thought I would share a museum to visit if you are in the neighborhood of L.A.  or New Orleans.

    Vice is a failing or defect. I would put this museum display at the top of the scale for this.

    A vice House of Horror Rated 10


    Museum Of Death


    The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in 1995 to fill the void in death education in the USA. With locations in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the Museum of Death is a self-guided tour lasting approximately an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like.

    Great reviews and warnings here: Yelp

    Not for the faint of heart and children according to reviews. Use common sense and wisdom before entering.


    museum of death






    • theeditorsjournal 5:01 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh now this is interesting although the reviews I scanned didn’t tell me much. From what I gleaned I’d visit.

      • blueribbonfair 5:25 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I could not find much with reviews either. I would probably visit, but not 100% sure of it.

    • rommel 4:37 pm on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That must be interesting. I always enjoy unique places so vthos is right my alley.

    • ghostmmnc 10:57 pm on September 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That would be something I’d like to see! I do have a coffin keychain from the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX. My daughter visited there, and brought it back for me.

    • lisadorenfest 12:33 am on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds very interesting to me…albeit scary. I’d love to visit when I am back in the states. Great entryway!

    • Bun Karyudo 2:32 pm on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The Museum of Death! Really? Wow! They should ask people to hand over all their money before exiting and tell them, “Well, you can’t take it with you.”

  • blueribbonfair 6:47 pm on October 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , highly sensitive people, historical fiction, historical mystery novels, Kate Morton, melancholia, The House at Riverton: A Novel, weekend reads   

    The House at Riverton by Kate Morton -“Saturday Reads” Book review On “Good Reads” 

    This is a book review from one of my favorite authors I did on “Good Reads” today:The House at RivertonThe House at Riverton by Kate Morton

    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Though I did find the aspects leading up to the climax of the story somewhat tedious and had thought this would be the first Morton story I gave a 3 too, the ending set it over a top to a 5. Why, you might ask. Let me explain: The story was long, but I really like a long book. (Long stories take longer to read, since I hate a good book to be over too soon.) Many reviewers on here said they did not care for the characters: I totally got attached to them. It was a good read for me because the end totally tore me up. I knew something horrible was coming, but I never knew it would be that way she did it. It was actually somewhat a horror scene for me because I could see how vibrant it was and felt the pull of being in any of the girl’s shoes when the climax stabbed like a knife to my heart. You see, I a am one of those people that happens to be what is called a highly sensitive person. I really try to stay away from sad books because of this. About once a year, I make an exception. At the same time, (though I know Morton’s books are melancholy) I never knew this one would tear me up and apart like I did. I really cried. I especially could know and believe I could feel how Hannah felt at the end. How Grace was haunted by the ghosts she was. Hurt that Grace did not tell the truth in later years, but knowing nothing could be done to remedy such a tragic tale. No matter what happened later. It is and was so really to me, I cry as I type this. I am just so melancholy and know, that though this is a fictional story, that such things do happen. History marches on and there is so much truth the book brings to me: It was almost like a horror story in the end. (and it was for all ,except maybe Grace and the characters surrounding her when she was older.

    I even had strange dreams last night, not really night mares, just strange.) The book did have loose ends somewhat which I did not care for, but then, isn’t that the way of “real life?” So anyway, I could give nothing but a 5 got the way the book moved me.

    A quote that fits me:

    “Better to lose oneself in action than to wither in despair.”

    Kate Morton, The House at Riverton


    http://youtu.be/48DGNftMM7s If you want to learn about highly sensitive people.

    I thought you might get a glimpse also into one of life “gifts” in my personality I deal with  also. A gift that is very hard on me alos at times. The video is helpful in learning how to use this gift to serve others and also control it so I can keep from damaging myself with more health problems or keep myself from worsening my pain, etc.

    This book is historical fiction with mystery. Do you like a book with both aspects or mystery and or historical fiction? Do you like fiction at all. Maybe You like it in other genres? Comment if you have the time, so I can know you better also. What do you read or not?


    View all my reviews

    • Ana Perry 4:07 pm on October 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice post. A book review could be a nice series for you – weekly or monthly to help you increase your posting.

      • blueribbonfair 9:21 pm on October 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I have thought of that; This is the first review I have been able to do in over a month. Thanks.I have not had time to read also like I used to. Audio books help a lot.

        • Ana Perry 12:39 am on October 21, 2014 Permalink

          I understand, I love to read but little time, audio books are invaluable. I wish there was an audio option on ebooks.

  • blueribbonfair 7:02 pm on September 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: abuse and relationship to depression, abusive relationships, , chasing destino, , , melancholia, , , neglect   

    #whyistayed #whyileft-Found on another blog-My Melancholia 

    #whyistayed #whyileft.  This author says the reason for staying with an abuser so well, I am borrowing it here.

    I added a bit to the title and hope she will not mind. I give her all the credit. Please stop & visit  her blog. It is very honest and heartfelt.

    I am sharing this for several reasons:

    1. It is good to know you are not alone in such circumstances whether still there or having left.
    2. It may be the incentive and encouragement you need either way to get out or keep on. ( I know I have wanted to give in and even give up after I finally did get out.)
    3. I want to enlighten some folks that ” just have never been there and flippantly say -hurt-fully -even  in meaning well-“Why didn’t she just leave?”  This lead me to :
    4. This is about the 8th time I have left. It is the 2nd time I finally was able to get more than just a room at a shelter. I am finally ready to really “make it work” this time.  It is so hard to get help. It took me 10 months to get a small apartment. I was at a shelter and was told to leave for 6 months;I had to live for 3 more months with the abuser and I am so thankful the place opened up since I almost wanted to just live in my car when I tried to call and get back into the shelter and they would not let me. This was not because of anything wrong I had done, but because I was too costly with my meds. I could not work because I was trying to get disability and my meds were $200 a month. I tried to get Medicaid, but Missouri is a bad place to do that and they messed with me. I am now waiting on them where I am for it again.
    5. I also am sharing this because I wish to let you a bit more in on my life. I struggle with mental stuff. I am a very strong person, but depression from bipolar is a fight I have about 60% of days. I can also have extreme anxiety and just a little wrong thing happening on days I have either can make me want to roll up and hide in a cocoon for hours. I am strong because I really never do this. do not be down o yourself if you do do that. (We all have different temperaments and strengths.)
    6. I said #5 above to lead into # 6 : I really believe that if I had been married to a real gentlemen with a give and take relationship. More as a team and having mercy, grace and love for each others nuances and interests with working together, my mental stuff would have been very minor compared to how it developed with a furious and angry man I lived under.

    Now, you may not know what I am really talking about if you do not read her post also.  http://chasingdestino.com/2014/09/10/whyistayed-whyileft/ So here is the link again.

  • blueribbonfair 10:00 pm on May 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Chasen, , , melancholia, , , song lyrics   

    Drowning in Water,But finding Myself safe on the Beach. 

    Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post.

    So the words of this song called “Drown” impressed me as I turned on my music player.  I had gone to the inspire me link under ‘new post”  on here to get me moving on what to post today.

    Walking the beach 4 A.M. Listening to the waves as they crash upon the sand. It’s just a black sea, the moonlight, and me It’s sink or swim Drowning within you Somebody rescue me Cause I”m going against the stream……

    This reminded me of the darkness and horror of my depression life, I have dealt with since I was a teenager. I still struggle with it, but though I do go against the stream many days, I have found myself at the top of the ladder and looking over the great breaking of the water behind me from the dam’s tip.

    Sometimes it is hard to admit. Sometimes it is hard to even blog or go on any social sites and show my face. Got out in public. But then there is the view…… Of HOPE

    Hard to talk about, and so painful to discuss the black soul of hopelessness, like drowning, not being able to breath until the light breaks through.

    I had wanted to post on my mental anguishes,  once and awhile and this song’s words  just fit to lead into that.


    At the beach prior to the falling under the water.


    Beach not nears as bright.


    It Descends


    Giving up.




    Breath and colors flood my life.

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