One of the things I like about Halloween is that it’s the only community-based holiday. Tonight is for the neighborhood to interact with each other. All other holidays are for the family, friends, or religion (or combos). But there really aren’t any holidays where the community is intentional about going out, meeting neighbors, and giving them a treat.
Now of course this is a Utopian way of looking at it, but I tell ya, last year we really experienced it as we sat out in the driveway as the kids and parents came by. It was fun to interact with them all. We don’t do that around any other holiday.
I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel Internationally. Sadly, it’s been about a year since I’ve been to another continent.
One of the first cities I was fortunate enough to travel to was Barcelona, Spain (photos). I’ve been twice and by far my favorite place in the city is this street, La Ramblas. Now, thanks to Google Maps street view, you can virtually stroll La Rambla.
I love to see ever narrower and narrower examples of niche blogging. Here is a timely one: Sweet Candy Corn, a blog about nothing but the Halloween candy everyone either loves or hates. Remember, National Candy Corn Day is October 30th!
Like most of the nation, I’ve been keeping up with the debates. I finally got caught up this morning and I’m not sure if you’re caught up also. So to make sure you are able to make your best decision before election day, here’s one more debate to watch.