Black Butte Porter

Oregon By Hudley A few Years ago after my mom passed on she left me some money. She was not an independent type of woman but an old-fashioned stay at home mother who took care of my father. So I did what I always wanted to do with her but never did. I took a train, bus, walking trip with my ten-year old. We went to Portland Oregon and Garibaldi Oregon to see some of the city and view and ride some trains. We even visited Rockaway Beach, but what was really sweet was the little pub in Portland Oregon I forgot the name of.  It had a beer; it was the beer I remembered. Today while at a local restaurant I found that beer again. Black Butte Porter. Awesome to the core, rich, smooth with what I think is an underground taste of chocolate.

http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/brew/black-butte-xxi-porter

Rockaway Beach by Hudley
Below Map of Garibaldi, OR
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Crone Women Magazine Review

If you are an older women like me looking for some profound reading material; go find a place to kick off your shoes and sit by the fire or stream to read. This is the magazine for you. It is published twice a year. I find it walking the line of paradoxical living. Liberally looking at what it is to be a mature woman: fun, fantastic and homey with a witchy bend. I love it. So check it out.

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http://cronemagazine.com/

THE BLACK WIDOWS

Lately, while diving around in my car I have been listening to a CD by the evil BLACK WIDOWS… “All instrumental, all original, all evil”… and I love them.  Their songs have a nice edge of surf meets dance and beyond. I would compare them to the band The Venturas but THE BLACK WIDOWS are better. I would make this CD as a must for anyone’s Christmas gift list…damn good dance music…remember to carry a big stick…cause ya never know when you will need it ?? This band will bite ya and you will never be the same…My fave song is Zero’s hour.

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Frank Cotton: “demons to some… …angels to others”

“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”~ Carl Gustav Jung

Happy Halloween: An essay using the Third person.


“Frank Cotton: I thought I’d gone to the limits. I hadn’t. The Cenobites gave me an experience beyond limits… pain and pleasure, indivisible. ” Hellraiser – 1987

Halloween time is mystical lights, shadow and darkness which now play with humanity. Death, pain and fear are presented now before us as our shadow.



The film Hellraiser brings this all to an audience. Yes, Halloween time is “Hellraiser” time. Cable, Netflix, or old TV re-runs. Clive Barker’s creation is a thrill to a generation of horror dorks. He creates a box that opens the world to hell. The Cenobites don’t see it this way. Pinhead defines the Cenobites as, “demons to some… …angels to others.” The film begins with the statement, “What is your pleasure?”  It pivots on Julia Cotton’s desire to be with her brother-in-law. It is because of her that Frank Cotton is resurrected, and the Cenobites are called back through a magical box.

Kristy Cotton is the heroine of this film. She hates her mother-in-law who desires her uncle Frank. He abused Kristy and so she summons the Cenobites to tear Frank’s soul back apart. Julia is killed by Frank.

This film is about blood, gore, and dead people. It was released in 1987 and is the building block for the over-saturated horror films of our current generation. More influential than Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Suspiria.

Hellraiser’s plot is about desire gone bad; so, people die and suffer because of this. This is due to the desire of one woman’s memory of a clandestine affair.

Dark feelings and unbelievable gory impressions dance throughout this film, and this is what haunts us. Julia and Kristy are in opposition to each other. The cold shy personality of Julia is evident. Her conservative sexuality is ready to burst forth. All the characters in the film notice this about her, even her husband is on a tight leash. Kristy has a different projection. She looks androgynous and glows with a superimposed image of both Jesus & Krishna.

The Cenobites are awesome and scary. Their directive is simple and the same as the plot of the film which is to bring pleasure or pain. Frank wants both. He gets his pain and pleasure.  His desire and dark passion are truly clear. The Cenobites are cold and as calculating as surgeons. They hear the call to serve without emotion or desire and abide by a law foreign to their viewers.





“Jesus Wept” Frank Cotton