I love this time of year. Geese are flying in the wrong direction, teen boys still wear shorts in freezing weather, and soon, costumed adolescents will wander to the door in search of free handouts. Who’d have thought a pagan ritual from yesteryear would be so popular. With all the invented holidays proudly supported by card making companies, Halloween remains in the top three. It’s the start of the real season, a preamble of sorts to November’s demise of Big Bird’s cousin and the bankrupting king of holidays, Christmas. Enjoy yourself. After January, we enter the bleak phase of our calendar where holidays go on … holiday. Don’t even think about Valentine’s Day being a holiday.