A gunman shooting at Marine installations, explosive packages bound for the U.S., a local terrorist plotting to bomb the Metro system — all in all it hasn't been an easy week to live in Washington, D.C. — or anywhere in this country, for that matter.
Which is why I'm glad it's Halloween — the holiday that puts fear in its place. Of course, Halloween is mostly about getting dressed up and eating candy and watching scary movies. But at its root it's about thumbing our noses at fear and death. It's about looking the other way. It couldn't be here at a better time.