Can you still trick-or-treat if you're in 6th grade? It's a bit iffy. But you can if you have younger cousins. Then it's like you're the brave one who's making sure they're safe. So last night my sister-in-law and I walked through her neighborhood and mine with Chris and my three nieces. Our favorite stop of the night was at Jack and Ann Griggs' house. First, the kids insist it's the best candy stop. But what I love was their excitement. Ann yelled for Jack to come to the door, and insisted that the four come in to have their pictures taken. Do you know what that communicates to four children to have a couple from church want to take your picture? Will they ever forget that they were in an elder's home on Halloween being treated like they were grandkids? - - - - Could the dead decide the election? No, this isn't a visit to Chicago's past. This morning on NPR I heard them talking about how the election could come down to Ohio. (I'd already heard Tim Russert say that this year it's "Ohio, Ohio, Ohio.") There has apparently been a very heavy early voting turnout in Ohio. They pointed out that chances are good that a few of those who voted early will die before the election. And in Ohio, state law allows for those votes to be counted.