Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman The post Alive appeared first on
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October 20th, 2016
October 19th, 2016
Terri – A true to life story (though not actually true) about a boy struggling to fit in, to keep his unconventional and mentally ill uncle and caretaker above water, and to be a decent friend. Sweet and sad. Greta Gerwig has my number. I like everything she does, so surprise! Mistress America is a […]
Apple today sent out media invites for a Mac-centric event that will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Apple’s Cupertino campus. The October event is expected to focus on the introduction of new Macs, headlined by a much-rumored and highly anticipated revamped MacBook Pro. According to rumors, the new M
Director James Gunn just debuted the first poster from Marvel Studios’ Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 on his Facebook page. Check out this sneak peek of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming to theaters May 5, 2017!
Olly Moss brings iconic design, vibrant color and classic imagery for these latest Harry Potter cover designs, commissioned by Pottermore and exclusive to the German audio books. The covers are a series of reimagined holiday posters from the golden age of British railways with Hogwarts at center stage. Each poster is brilli
October 18th, 2016
We all wish we had more time to paint, draw, sculpt, or whatever we do. At the very least, we often wish we could make better use of the time we do have. Especially if we happen to also be working a full-time job. Well, from one artist to another, take heart! My own experience [...]
For the first time ever, all eight books in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series have been gathered together in matching editions, all housed together in a matching slipcase style boxed set! The books included in this boxset are the new Scribner editions of: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger The Dark Tower: The Drawing of th
October 17th, 2016
From the limitless imagination of master storyteller Guillermo Del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks’ Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization
October 16th, 2016
José Luis Ágreda is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist from Seville, Spain. His work frequently appears in newspapers, magazines and books. In 2008 José started a series of fifteen children books with his character Carla. Ágreda created the graphic novel, Pink Harvest and in 2001 and the book received the “Best Sp
October 15th, 2016
Holy DC Pop!s, Batman! It’s the heroes & villains of the ’90s cartoon Batman: The Animated Series! Collect Batman and Robin and bring vigilante justice to Gotham! The dynamic duo are joined by Batgirl, The Joker, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy! Coming in November!
October 14th, 2016
Carmel Communications Press Release, One would have been hard-pressed to find a person more secure in her anti-Catholic beliefs than author Sally Read. Heralded as one of the bright young writers of the British poetry scene, Read was a die-hard feminist and staunch atheist. However, all that changed when “[she] found
Marvel’s Daredevil” follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), attorney by day and vigilante by night. Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses as Daredevil, fighting crime on the streets of New York after the sun goes down. His efforts are not welcomed by powerful businessman Wilson Fisk (Vincent
October 13th, 2016
We are living in the age of superheroes. Caped crusaders have smashed the confines of their comic-book cages and now dominate almost every corner of global pop culture. But who among them truly rules? To create this ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Superheroes, Entertainment Weekly devised a 100-point system that rated eac
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have revealed the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tells the tale of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. Felicity Jones (Inferno, […]
I have been designing/sewing up a storm the last few weeks getting ready for the girls' holiday ballet production. It's been so fun and a lot of work. This is for The Portland Ballet's piece Gift Box, by Anne Mueller....
Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: desert, desert landscape, hole, Joshua Tree NP, Joshua Trees, landscape, Outdoors, rock formation, rocks
Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling. Walt Whitman The post Beams appeared first on Under a Red Roof.
October 12th, 2016
Lots of pictures, not many words. Me, as of late. Working on getting to a quiet place, one without so much house work. Ooh la la! We are on the home stretch, most definitely. The hubster had his final electrical inspection on the kitchen this afternoon. And photo documentation of that whole process is one […]
Portland Public Schools, the state's largest school district by enrollment, currently serves 49,000 students. The district proudly states that it's enjoyed seven straight years of enrollment growth, which it has. It's not so forthcoming about its decades of enrollment shrinkage;...
By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog Though it was foreseen for many years, nationwide legalized homosexual marriage was a long time in coming. I think we’re beginning to see that now that it’s here, it has broken down many restraining walls in our society. Consider the spe
Filed under: Beauty, Nature, Photography Tagged: close up, Fall, flowers, Garden, photo, Portland, Raindrops, SwittersB, yellow roses
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October 11th, 2016
Rose and dew (at International Rose Test Garden)
Progress vs. Perfection (at Washington Park (Portland, Oregon))
One of Summer’s great farewells until next year…. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: beauty, Dahlia, flowers, gardening, hobby, photo, Seasons, SwittersB
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October 10th, 2016
George Fox University breaks 4,000 enrollment mark for first time in its 125-year history The Newberg, Ore., school enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduates and 1,400 in its graduate-level programs NEWBERG, Ore. – For the first time in its 125-year history, George Fox University broke the 4,000-student mark this fall, as 4,
Stumptown Stories presents They Did It Their Way: Oregon Pioneers Who Did Shit Different on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Jack London bar (basement of the Rialto, SW 4th and Alder). Culinary historian Heather Arndt Anderson will talk about the Quaker father of Oregon’s fruit orchards–and his freaky Honduran se
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October 9th, 2016
I replaced the stem on the
We made some spooky peg dolls last week. I never tire of making these. I helped, but it was pretty much all Lydia. We have been watching some scarey movies to get in the mood—The Addams Family, Something Wicked This...
Their major newspapers are mocking the U.S. elections, almost to the same extent that we are. In a commentary, the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily termed the U.S. election “chaos”, pointing to tax-related issues for “big mouth” Republican candidate...
For some reason, they're calling him "Matthew". He's alive and on the mend at a local wildlife facility. The owner of the vehicle was not charged with possession, which is a good thing, as unless you're an Indian, possession of...
Yesterday. Bombs were such an easy game to play. Now it feels as if they're here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday. German police said they detained two people in connection with a hunt for a Syrian-born man suspected...
Several images of the shoes were posted on social media and SoleCollector has a roundup of even more images from other sources in an article posted on Saturday.
October 8th, 2016
The former fiance of the late Ambassador Stevens has a profound excerpt of her views on the matter posted here. It's both eloquent and troubling. Take a look and then ask yourself how anybody could believe that Pantsuit is in...
I ran over a nail on the way up to Sauvie Island this afternoon, and discovered that n
Best restaurant in America. #lambtacos (at South Philly Barbacoa)
“Again,” said the random cat who keeps me company on the porch. (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Comcast will impose a ceiling on internet usage by its Oregon customers in November, limiting them to 1 terabyte a month. Most people don't consume that much bandwidth, so it probably won't affect them all that much. The company will...
Leonard participated in full-contact 5 on 5 scrimmaging at Blazers practice on Saturday for the first time since his season was cut short last spring.
How exactly a cop pulls a driver over using his wife's wallet rather than lights and siren was initially unclear. TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A Twin Falls police officer made a strange discovery when the person he pulled over...
Everybody by now has heard about Trump's latest fiasco, since all that's been on the news lately involves either Matthew or Donald. And everybody's rightly down on Donald, except, it seems the GOP chairwoman in Washington state: Washington State Republican...
A Pennsylvania mother has been charged with child endangerment after investigators found her 11-month-old son allegedly malnourished after being fed only nuts and fruit. CBS Pittsburgh reported that 33-year-old Elizabeth Hawk followed a strict vegan diet and sometimes imposed her...
As if Florida didn't have enough problems, flesh-eating worms have returned. Screw worms come from flies that lay their eggs in open wounds, and upon hatching, the larvae screw down into the host animal's flesh, digesting as they go. Screwworms...
A video posted by Lawrence Siulagi (@itsthelaw) on Oct 8, 2016 at 6:33am PDT Installment at Hoffman
Shadow plane #sfo layover on the way to Philadelphia for our annual developers conference #whitewhale (at San Francisco International Airport (SFO))
A video posted by Lawrence Siulagi (@itsthelaw) on Oct 8, 2016 at 6:27am PDT On our way to Livewhal
October 7th, 2016
Vonleh had 14 points and 14 rebounds, scoring eight points in the final 4:07 of a tight game, to lead the Blazers to an exhibition win over the Suns.
My giant rando bag makes a Dust Mite look small