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Halloween: Scary and Tragic

darknessThis is an acrimonious post. It’s not well written. It’s basically just a stream of consciousness. Pointless, really. I advise you to move along. –Ed.

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.

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No GMO Mash

nogmoI was working in the slaboratory late last night

When I got hungry and went in for a bite

Then suddenly to my surprise

The corn winked at me with its own set of eyes

Scurvy Pumpkin Hunter

sauvie-deppHalloween may be over but pumpkin may yet be on the menu. I’m talking about, of course, the Pumpkin Taco. Better make a run from the Bell or you’ll have little to be thankful for this month.

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?
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The War on Halloween

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.

My Halloween Can Do Spirit

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.)

Confused yet?

Here’s an easy one to start. Which costume do you think I could get away with?

Round One

See how this works?
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Hyppo and Critter: Fun Size

Hyppo and Critter

Singer/Songwriter Tom B. Taker


Tomorrow Is October
By Tom B. Taker

Tomorrow is October
Ho ho ho!
Only a few more months
Until the snow

Tomorrow is October
He he he!
I just cut down
My Christmas tree