Today's favorite moments included . . .
. . . cleaning house with my family. It sounds counter-intuitive, but I feel happy and united when we're working together.
. . . trick-or-treating at Pink Grandma's house. The adults all waited inside rooms along the hallway, and when when Joy knocked and said "trick-or-treat!" we opened our door and let her choose a piece of candy. Joy loved it, but the concept went right over Daniel's head until Daddy helped him. Just wait until next year.
. . . reading about Jon Stewart's D.C. Rally to Restore Sanity. Much of the rally was humorous, but Stewart also made the serious observation that "if we amplify everything, we hear nothing." I like the principle of standing up for civility and dialogue rather than divisive, hyperbolic demonizing that characterizes so much of American politics and news.