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Spooky Short: ‘Deathigner”

Today may be Halloween, but not all ghouls want to be scary. This wouldn’t be such an issue…unless of course you’re the son of the Grim Reaper.

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We stumbled across this hilarious and heartwarming animated short which comes straight from the National Taiwan University of Arts. It’s a wonderfully spooky and well produced piece, and we know you’ll especially love it on a day like today.

Have a safe, spooky, and happy Halloween!

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The Holidays with Charlie Brown and Co.

Tis the time of year when all festivities are apparent and ever-changing. From one month to next we are given holidays; beacons of excitement which guide us through the tumultuous days in-between. Unsurprisingly, this is one of our favorite times of year.

And who better to share in the spirit than The Peanuts? Like pleasantly recalled memories from our childhoods, each of their holiday movies encourage the nostalgia. We find Tom Whalen’s design work to be memorable, elegant, and all-encompassing when it comes to these classics, with each piece exhibits a tone and mood appropriate to their subject matter.

Like the jovial gathering of a Thanksgiving feast.

Or a child’s moving monologue of finding meaning in the materialism, in the beauty of a winters night.

And the mysterious excitement that comes with being a child on Halloween.

Times have changed, becoming more digital and less personal. And yet despite the changes, some things thankfully stay the same. They remain timeless, and undying.


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Break out the blue jeans and favorite sweaters, because Fall is upon us and bringing with it the cool chill of change. It’s a time for pumpkin spice flavored, well, everything. A time to flood your senses with new sights, smells, and the exciting calm before the holiday season storm.

Like the leaves, your music changes to one more suited to the moody atmosphere.

So brew some coffee, carve a pumpkin, and enjoy our fall playlist favorites.

  1. Minds Without Fear – Imogen Heap (feat. Vishal Shekhar)
  2. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  3. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  4. Spitting Image – Freelance Whales
  5. The Girl – City and Colour 
  6. Black – Kari Kimmel
  7. We Will Walk Through Walls – Electric President
  8. Madness – Muse
  9. Blood For Poppies – Garbage
  10. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  11. I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
  12. Fly – Nick Drake

Easter Gradient

Easter Gradient

Egg dyeing never looked so good.


Simple Charity

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
~Aesop

As the days shorten and frost fills the air, it’s easy to get overwhelmed amongst the hustle and bustle of Christmas season. It is also a time of great need, where no act of kindness goes unnoticed. There’s much we can do individually, but collectively we can truly make a difference.

That’s where our friends at Riverview Community Bank come in. For every “Like” they receive of their Facebook page, Riverview will donate $1 to a local charity. Another $1 will be donated for each “Share” of their campaign.

Equally as important is the Fill-A-Bag Campaign. For Riverview, aiding local food banks is an important part in supporting the community. Last year the Gresham community donated 150,000 lbs of food to Fill-A-Bag. This year they hope to donate even more.

Help change lives this holiday season with one simple click and by spreading the word! Together we can make things a little more “Merry”!


Holiday Hearts

“It’s like your children talking about holidays, you find they have a quite different memory of it from you. Perhaps everything is not how it is, but how it’s remembered.”
~Denis Norden

David Rodriguez-Age 3-Halloween 1993


I grew up in a southern California city called Moorpark, where every October 1st the atmosphere would change and my excitement would rise. The 31st was the one night that the world around me turned into what I so fondly imagined it in my head as: HalloweenTown. Ghouls, Ghosts, Monsters, and Mystery; those were and still are the things I love about it.

Alisha Noles-Age 5


Alisha: “After much deliberation I have decided that The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. This is for a couple reasons. My family has always put on a huge celebration that includes a competitive wiffle ball game, questionably legal fireworks, and a large selection of grilled food. It’s also during my favorite time of year (summer), and doesn’t include all the stress that comes along with Christmas (not that I don’t love Christmas!).”

Ethan Borden-Age 4


Ethan: “I love Christmas because of family traditions. I love browsing through the toy shops, watching the twinkling lights and excited kids running around the Christmas tree’s. It’s a really magical time where people share and bond and celebrate together.”

Rebecca Noles (right)-Age 3


Rebecca: “Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it: the parade, the meal, family, friends, and kicking off the Christmas season!”

Josh Luna as Zorro-Age 6


Josh: “Halloween was the best as a kid because for one night at least I got to be whatever super hero I was obsessed with at the time and no one made fun of me for it.”

Nathanael Sams-Age 19


Nathanael: “There’s nothing like listing to Bing Crosby Records on vinyl when its Christmas time. I love the spirit of the month and celebrating the birth of Christ. I love the music, the decorations, the trees and the meaning of Christmas itself. I love movies like Elf, Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas Vacation.”