On This Halloween

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OUT OF THE BROOMCLOSET

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Halloween will soon be here!  Quick, what images came to mind when you read this first sentence; costumed candy beggars, straight boys in half-drag, celebrating the turning of the year, razorblades in apples, or an earnest sort in the media offering the same explanation of Wiccan practices? Yes, this fine old holiday continues to be shredded by the culture wars. Can’t we all just get along?