Saturday, October 31, 2009

I Like Bittersweet On Halloween

Now that the kid is a teen, I can see that that sweet version of Halloween -- the trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving, cute monster Halloween -- is about over in this family. If memory serves, it will be replaced with vixen-girlfriend, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, take-a-cab-home Halloween. That more mature Halloween is now visible on the far horizon. Before, it was some other parent's problem.

In the meantime, I will try to remember when Halloween was all about what super hero costume he would beg for and how I got to eat the candy corn. And I will still make him go out with a flashlight.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain

Just heard a news report on the radio that the mayor of Baltimore will not be stepping down from her position as the trial moves forward that will determine if she did, in fact, abscond with gift cards intended for poor children. She will be in court up to 8 hours per day, but insists that she can run the city just fine.

Makes you want to start singing the Randy Newman song.