1. Have a happy Halloween/Samhain over the weekend. Remember, the gore and the death and the partying come right from the Celts and the old agrarian way of life, when the weather was cold enough to freeze the meat of any animals slaughtered, the world was dying for the winter, and the harvest was in and it was time to celebrate.

2. The beginning of November also marks the halfway point between the fall equinox and the winter solstice. Just six more weeks of darkness–get your hippie on and mark the occasion.

3. I am going to rock the weekend like this panda: