Monday, October 31, 2005


Just a few of the more than 40 kids (new record!) that I showered with chocolate tonight.

This is one of the things that I actually like about this country. For the most part, people here are really good to their kids. They take an interest in what they are doing, they take good care of them, and they play with them. Behind almost every group of grinning kids tonight lurked some equally giddy parents, excitedly supporting their trembling offspring, praising them for their nerve to come up to this ghoulish house on the hill, rejoicing with them over the loot they reaped as a result.

A society that treats its children gently could yet be saved.