Putting a Spin on It

This, from 2002. It seemed all the little girls were doing perfect cartwheels before they could walk, but I always looked like Janis when I would try. It probably will be October before I post, again. October is a favorite of almost everyone. Hard to believe it’s separated from August by a measly 30 days. The Halloween decorations will begin going up next week, where they haven’t already. Probably no “holiday” has changed more in my lifetime than Halloween. Linus and the Great Pumpkin from Peanuts were, we are told, intended by Charles Schulz to be a spoof of the commercialization of Christmas. Now, who spoofs Halloween? What was once a semi-innocent night of childish extortion has become one of our more commercialized festivals. I suppose it’s harmless.

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