Do you have happy memories of Halloween nights when you were a kid? Counting and sorting your loot? Secretly getting away with eating too much until you got sick?
If yes, then congratulations. You lived through the experience.
I know of at least four young people from Halloween 2014 that will never get the same chance.
The reader of this blog may already know that we recently moved to Portland, Oregon.
Located about 10 miles northwest of downtown is a place called Sauvie Island. It’s the largest island on the mighty Columbia River and one of the largest river islands in the United States. I’d never heard of it before moving here.
The island is about 26,000 square acres and home to primarily farmland and protected wildlife areas and even a nude beach. Ever since we arrived it has been a popular destination to for us to visit for photography, picking our own produce, and bird watching.
It’s also home to some of the biggest pumpkin patches in the Portland area, including one that is “haunted,” the corn maze bit, yada yada yada.
It was also where my wife wanted to go pumpkin shopping. So, one find day, we grabbed our machetes and headed out to the island. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Continue reading →
What can I add to this wonderfully written and thoughtful post? I had the idea to search the phrase “war on Halloween” and found this. Make no mistake: The culture war is a conflagration that burns brightly still. I think I’ll put a little of that fire in my pumpkin to light the way.
Here are a few of my Halloween cans and cants. (I swear that is not some sort of sexy anatomy joke. I swear!)
Each round will feature two depictions of possible Halloween costumes. Your job is to pick the one I could probably successfully pull off (not a stripper joke) and the one where’d I’d literally have no shot. (In more ways than one.)
Here’s an easy one to start. Which costume do you think I could get away with?
See how this works?
Continue reading →