Introducing Body Preservation: health & well-being for lovers of things dark, gothic, eerie and paranormal.

[Body Preservation link-pic pending.]

I was taken aback when the realization first burrowed into my conscious mind, but I’ve come to accept the unsettling truth: The Paranormalist  is — deep breath — a lifestyle blog … albeit a peculiar one.

I’m not sure how it happened.

By the time I posted a recipe for iced coffee concentrate, I suppose I knew what was going on, even if I couldn’t yet admit it.

Perhaps it started with the introduction paragraphs I wrote for Courting Creepy. Or, maybe, it began earlier, with the New Year, when I wrote 9 organizational tools to improve your productivity and support your resolutions. But no. By then I’d already created WriMoProg …

Oh, hell. The truth is, this need to address subjects not normally found within a paranormal-themed blog goes back to the day I drafted its tagline. All along, I’ve wanted to help folks create, maintain, and enjoy a lifestyle that honors personality traits, characteristics and quirks that come along with those tagline topics:

  • Finessing bipolarity. (And other psychological conditions.)
  • Writing horror. (Or any relentless drive to create, whether that be expressed through writing or another art form.)
  • Chasing ghosts. (Having an abiding interest in all things ghostly, paranormal, dark, gothic, and, yes, creepy.)

No matter when the desire took root; the time has come for me to stop fighting this long-simmering urge to grow: I’m expanding the blog to include articles about food, fitness, personal style, relationships, and productivity – all specially twisted to meet the needs of horror fans and dark artists.

Such posts will then be gathered into a soon to be opened section of the blog: Body Preservation.

Of course I will continue to write about more traditional paranormal and horror-related subjects, including Halloween. (And these posts will be archived in their proper places.)

In the next few weeks there will be a distinct (and temporary) increase in my posting frequency. I’m already gearing up for Halloween on Thursdays with the (rather elaborate) Halloween Countdown posts. (And, yes, there will be a give-away – thanks to some generous Etsy artists.) At the same time, I’m revising and redefining Courting Creepy, which is about to expand beyond movie recommendation lists. (Hint: I can read too.) And now there will be foundational posts for Body Preservation.

Please enjoy the ride.

Two Rides Ready


Amusement Ride Safety

  • Use judgment. Do not get on a ride that looks unsafe.
  • Do not get on a ride if the operator appears to be unknowledgeable or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • An adult should accompany young children.
  • Make sure you meet the height, weight and medical specifications of the ride.
  • Check that restraints are secure and in place.
  • Keep your head, hands, arms, legs, and feet inside the ride at all times. Do not stand up or exit a ride while it is in motion.
  • Watch your step when entering or exiting a ride.
  • Hold on to the handrails when exiting a ride.
  • Do not engage in rowdiness or excessive play.