1. Pumpkins cost more this season, a fact I blame on the Republican party. But, good news, they, like fair-weather Democrats, are plentiful this season. Go jack-o-lanterns!
3. Finally, the scariest story you will find anywhere: J.J. Barea will open the season as the Mavericks’ backup point guard. The horror! Go “Angry Zac Crain” masks!