I have told this story a couple of times before. But the older I get, the more it resonates. It is a tale of what some might call youthful exuberance. Others might call it juvenile stupidity. I call it one of the most embarrassing days of my life.
But as America’s first COVID-flavored Halloween approaches — a time when new rituals are being carved out of old ones — it’s worth looking back to a time when the “trick” part of trick or treat actually meant something.