10 best wines under $10

Amen, now grab that corkscrew: "cheap wine across the board is far superior to what it was 50 years ago". Good point, and a good read. But. Note to the NYT: West of Europe, and north of California, there’s a helluva lot more good wine for under $10. But you didn’t hear anything from me … Read more

Switch IV: The only trouble with Switching…

…Is that every time I go to type "Mac OS X" (including this time), I type "Mac OX. I suppose ox just isn’t as virile as Tiger, huh? (Though in fairness, there are many who might consider Steve Jobs stubborn as an ox… but then again, he can laugh like a hyena, all the way … Read more


Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword July 27, 2005 06:12 AMThe call started the same as any, a shout-out for something or other that he couldn’t remember because it was just like all the others. The delivery, though, the delivery stuck. It just wasn’t all that often that you spoke to someone who kept … Read more

Time to listen: Say It Plain, A Century of Great African American Speeches

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the civil rights march on Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. (National Archives)Martin Luther King’s words that you may know… but have you heard them?

"Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. [applause] And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!"

Listening to the Mountaintop from the desktop
On my player today are great speeches from African Americans in the past 100 years. Currently I’m listening to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Not "I Have a Dream", but his last speech, "I’ve Been to the Mountaintop" (Memphis, Tennessee – April 3, 1968).

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Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword July 26, 2005 06:20 AMHe shouldered his pack and took to the morning air, cooking oil and a hint of trash just waking up in a humidity not yet overpowering. The first calls of morning were there, the saw-wah-dee heyas of vendors and cooks. He bought satay for … Read more

iPhoto 5 tricks and tips

Broad and deep I’ve hardly scratched the surface of iPhoto. This well-timed piece has gotten a cursory read, and I’m keeping it at the ready both for an in-depth read, and for future reference as I get to know this complex-as-simple bit of photo editing wizardry. Link: Macworld: Feature: Prepare your photos "Just a short … Read more


Posted by Anthony St. Clair on oneword July 25, 2005 06:20 AMThe befriending was worth every bit of the lack of sleep, drowsy in the morning with a belly still full of beer and food, a head still full of chat and grinning. Your turn to oneword All oneword entries for "befriend"

Switch III: iPod, iFixed

What the XP#%*& happened iTunes?One of the annoying things with Windows was how iTunes inexplicably snuffed up after an update. It wasn’t the iPod; I could hook it up at the office machine just fine. It wasn’t iTunes itself; I had no problems, again, with the office PC. It was something weird about Windows, and … Read more

The Marionberry Pie of Sweet Life

SweetlifeThe Chocolate or Marionberry toss-up
Summer Saturday afternoon, and it’s a toss-up at Sweet Life Patisserie.

"Do you know what you want?" the woman behind the counter asks me.

"I’m caught between the chocolate cake with espresso whipped cream… or the marionberry pie.

"Those are very different choices."


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Eugene Slam Yard Sale – Satruday, July 23

Saturday, July 23rd – SLAM YARD SALE! 780 Van Buren from 9am-3pmSays Mistress of Slam Marietta: "We will be unloading our old junk so we can pay for hotel rooms in Albuquerque. For reals. Furniture, books, bikes, household appliances, clothes, and – of course – POETRY! Plus a whole lot of other stuff too fabulous … Read more

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