Switch V: How to rename your Rambutan… er, your iPod

Apple & Asian Fruit"Antpod" just wasn’t cutting it as the name of my iPod anymore. Since Switching to Apple, I’ve gone on an Asian fruit kick. An iBook named Mango. A flash drive named Lychee. So how about an iPod named Rambutan? Rename iPodWhatever your naming kick, whether on Mac OX… dangit… Mac OS X … Read more

Jazz Station & Taiko drumming

Here’s an evening of some music variety: Jazz Station, 7:30. A new venue at 68 W. Broadway in downtown Eugene. Cozy space, not too big, and easy to take in tonight’s lineup including Lori Fletcher and Jon Fiori. A project from the Willamette Jazz Society, the Jazz Station is going to be available for rentals … Read more

The Elusive Wild Thyme of Eugene

Wild Thyme Cafe on 10th and Pearl does not want me to eat there. I’ve twice tried to go, but it’s been closed. The first time was when Penn was up visiting, but Wild Thyme is closed on Sundays. Another time, Jon and I were going to meet for breakfast… but Wild Thyme was remodeling. … Read more

Paddling the San Juans

Three nips of kayaking — once each in Thailand, Scotland and the U.S. Virgin Islands — has always had me hungry to try more. Combo that with my love of Seattle and how I haven’t yet made it up to the San Juans, and, well, see if you don’t start drooling: Link: Paddling the San … Read more

Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey

Author: Ken KeseyBuy Sometimes a Great Notion Amazon | Powells "What a day! Man alive." Pollen hangs in the windowless still, solidifying the one yellow-bright beam from treetop to the ground… "Haw! Look yonder…" where a twirl of butterflies white and busy as stars flush from a patch of sheep sorrel at his tread, where … Read more


Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword July 29, 2005 06:16 AM"The guy in the red backpack, seize him!" "But it’s only a visa, look, I’ll go back, I’ll" "He tried to enter illegally." "Your country never said anything about needing a visa." "You must be able to pay for a visa." "Wait. *Pay* for … Read more

Portobello Mushroom, Fresh Peppers and Goat Cheese Pizza

Mushrooms, peppers and goat cheese? Now that’s a tomatoless pizza I’m ready to try… but maybe in November. I’ll be damned if I’m turning on the oven right now, it’s hot enough! Link: All Recipes | Main Dish | Portobello Mushroom, Fresh Peppers and Goat Cheese Pizza.

How to convert Word .doc files to a more Mac-friendly format

.doc debacleHeaps and heaps of Microsoft Word files fill my Documents folder. They’re everywhere. Old letters. Poetry compilations. What I’m looking for in the woman of my dreams. You name it. But I’m on a Mac now. I don’t want to use Word anymore. So how do I efficiently turn all of these Word files … Read more


This would figure: New iBooksHardly a week after I get my iBook, Apple launches revamped ones. For the same money I could have an iBook with 512 ram, faster processor, scrolling trackpad, and various other features. Not too big a deal, really; I love what I have — but I am pondering a call to … Read more


Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword July 28, 2005 06:19 AMHer apparent fury cracked into a smile when she finally just stopped intonating, stopped nuancing, and just came out and said it plain. "No, we can’t fool around tonight, I’m on my period!" "Oh," he said. "Why didn’t you say so? Do you want … Read more

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