Ever since I was little, I've loved Halloween. What other time of the year do you get to dress up and pretend to be someone, or something else, and run around the neighborhood being rewarded for it?

For a while, I even wanted to be a special effects or makeup artist.

Each year, since about 2009, I've haunted our garage. I take this same maze to my children's school and set it up there for the annual Haunted Hallway, part of their Trick or Trunk event. And, nearly every year since then we throw one heck of a family Halloween party, thanks to my wife. She held the first one as a sort of birthday present for me! It's a party that grows each year, and people talk about all year long.