The first few Halloweens of my children's lives were not as I had pictured. When our older son was just over 2 years old, he spent the holiday wide-eyed and quiet, and couldn't fall asleep until he was safe in our bed. He was scared witless.
Visualize, if you will, a fashion show with models that include Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Helen Hunt, Oscar nominee Laura Dern, two-time Emmy recipient Alec Baldwin and John C. McGinley of "Scrubs" fame.
Three Arapahoe County girls who apparently tried to join the Islamic State conversed through the Internet with at least two militants, including a high-level handler, and swiftly radicalized within the span of about a year, according to an international terror monitoring organization.