Entries from October 2004

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Red Sox Parade

Well, it drizzled on their parade, but all in all it was a great day for Red Sox fans yesterday. Most reports indicated a triumphant day full of gratitude, atonement, well wishes, good cheer and tidings. Great job, Boston, and good luck next year.

Saturday, October 30th, 2004

Kids: Be Safe Tomorrow Night

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to make Halloween less of a trick and more of a treat.

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Small Cap, Large Cap

Well, the Red Sox did it. The curse has been 86′d (I couldn’t help it). Congrats to all of our New England brethren; however, the question for next season — and forever after — will be: Now what?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

One Week Until Election Day

Remember to vote. Remind all those around you too. Get them out, get your neighbors out. Get it all out next Tuesday!

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Fall Foliage

We just got back from a fall foliage road trip up through Connecticut to Berkshire County, Massachusetts. What a spectacle. For all of you out there living in non-deciduous forest lands, get out to New England, the Northwest, Rockies, Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan all the way down to Tennessee — the fall colors will inspire and awe you like nothing before.

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

The End is Near

Could the Red Sox do it? If last night’s NLCS game 7 was any hint of the future, I would say that the end could be near for the 86 year “curse of the Bambino”…

Friday, October 15th, 2004


Tonight marks the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Peace to our Islamic brothers and sisters.

Thursday, October 14th, 2004

Teen Socks for the Homeless

I love stories about young people acting out a thousand times their senior. Read about this 14-year-old Californian who has been doing her part to keep the homeless in the Bay Area warm with good ol’ pairs of fresh socks.

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

The Gift of Gifts

You always hear about on the news, but it never sinks in until it hits close to home: The gift of one’s own organs, especially to a loved one, is perhaps the gift of all gifts…

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004

Wangari Maathai

I once worked for an organization in Los Angeles that planted 1,000,000 trees in time for the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympic Games held there. That was considered a tremendous feat for a small environmental organization. Huge. The whole city celebrated the effort…