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Here Comes October

I always expect great things from October. It is my bar-none, hands down, all time favorite month. And I don’t just say that because it’s my birth month. I love the fall: the leaves changing colors, the long shadows in the afternoon, the light rain (here in Portland anyway). In college, it meant fall break was coming up. October is the gateway to the holiday season – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, which means time off work or school (or, for those of you in healthcare professions, sweet sweet overtime pay). Halloween is coming up, which means pumpkin carving and scary movie watching. Apple cider will flow like water! Baseball postseason begins! The best postseason of all the sports.

Break out your long sleeves (or if you’re in Arizona, a slightly heavier short-sleeved shirt) because October is rolling into town.