Fewer trick or treaters to bridge politics

COLORADO SPRINGS- Trick-or-treating appeared to fall to a trickle this year, at least in four neighborhoods from which I heard. Everyone’s main haul was the candy leftover from the anticipated turnout.

This wasn’t the first Halloween to fall on a Friday. In fact, for Colorado this was the most temperate October 31 evening in recent memory. Was it a darker sky? The street certainly was deserted.

I couldn’t help but think the public climate feels more hostile. Less trust, less amicable disagreement. Could it be less excitement about letting your kids interact with your estranged neighbors?

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