Many blog entries ago, I ran a poll on belief/disbelief in ghosts. I used to live in a house with one. I knew about it for a long time because of the silly things it did (like placing a sponge onto the middle of the floor), and eventually I ran into it in the hallway (it looked like a horizontal Casper The Friendly, only without facial features). For those who are interested, here's the link to my blog entry on the subject (the poll itself has vanished forever): http://susanbethpfeffer.blogspot.com/2008/01/ghostly-tale.html
My friend Joyce Wadler, who visits me on a fairly regular basis, never believed in my ghost, or anyone else's for that matter. But she's written a very clever article for the New York Times on the problems of haunted houses, so I figured in honor of ghosts past and Halloweens about to happen, I'd provide the link:
Just in case nothing interesting happens to me between today and Tuesday, a very real possibility since I'm determined to finish cleaning my apartment, starting with dusting all the books in the den as soon as I finish this entry, and you probably won't be hankering for details about that or about my mother's eye doctor appointment on Monday, Happy Halloween! and Don't Forget To Vote!
I have now officially run out of excuses. Dust We Must!!!