Ugh. Halloween.

And lo, October has arrived.

With it comes the promise of golden leaves shimmering on frosty mornings, cozy evenings spent under blankets in the company of loved ones, dogs snoring on the rug.

And then there is Halloween. The loathsome time of costumes and scares, and woe betide anyone who does not participate, for it is they who are looked down upon.

Gordon McLean @gordonmclean