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    This is a weird Halloween because of the pandemic. Usually I go up north to take my granddaughter trick-or-treating, but I can't this year. And she's not going out. I'm hoping that since it is Halloween, even the idiots who believe COVID-19 is a hoax will wear a mask. At least for one night.
    But certainly, Trick-or-Treating will be curtailed nationwide (or at least in communities that believe in science). And it'll be hard to bob for apples with a mask on.

    I've always liked Halloween. Not to where I decorate the house and walk around drenched in fake blood all day, but I do enjoy it. It's the start of the extended holiday season. Although this year that will be a very different holiday experience. No big family gatherings for Thanksgivings (which might be a blessing for some families and save a lot of ugly arguments), no holiday parties. and with our nation so divided it's anyone's guess as to whether we'll have goodwill for all. Christmas shopping will be primarily done on line. Shopping malls will really suffer. Those poor old drunk Department Store Santa Clauses will be out of luck.
    No Macy's Parade this year. No Rose Parade. No snow storm stranding thousands of a travelers in O'Hare for two nights. No half million people jammed into Times Square. Thank God at least we'll still have Ryan Seacrest.

    Homes will still be decorated I assume. Chinese restaurants deliver so Jews will be covered. Hollywood takes a big hit this holiday season. December and the summer are their big cash cow seasons. Gone is the Christmas tradition of studios raising ticket prices.
    We'll all adjust and get through it. Those of us lucky enough not to have contracted the virus.
    But in the back of my mind, I can't help thinking so much of this could have been avoided had we had a real leader who addressed the problem instead of lying about it for his own self-interest.
    Vote for Joe Biden, if for nothing else than to act upon this pandemic and really give us something to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.



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