Thanks to  Belle, the month formerly known as “October” is now known as Frantober by several friends and even a few people at work.

It was started because I really love my birthday. I started taking a week to celebrate it about 10 years ago. While many great things tend to happen in October, they are not all birthday related — just good timing. Halloween, grand parties, travel, great movie openings, all great and often happen in October.

I think it is funny, so it stuck. Now, I wish you and yours a very happy Frantober. Tonight, to kick things off I am hoping to hear U2 playing live at the football stadium nearby. I can hear the crowds for football and I can hear the marching band… maybe “With or Without You” will also come through clearly.