When September falls dead at the feet of October, the land exhales – a cool breeze and a sigh of relief. The interminable summer is failing at last, giving way to the greatest time of the year: 31 days of build-up to Halloween night.
Halloween has always meant a lot to me. It was my favorite holiday as a child. My wife was born on it. I proposed close to it (in Salem, MA), and we were married on it. If by some strange chance there’s something akin to Heaven and I’m allowed in, it will consist of crunchy leaves, [...]