October is a busy month for observances. It is the designated month for over 80 of them. It is church library month, whole grains month, dental hygiene month, vegetarian month, class reunion month and organize your medical records month. It’s a month for squirrels, spinach lovers, self-promotion, free thought and window covering safety. The month’s most necessary and sobering observance, however, is National Domestic Violence Awareness. The statistics are staggering. In Juneau, 47 out of 100 women have been subjected to intimate partner violence in their lifetime.