The dinner mint house

Note to all decorators: Pastel pink, yellow, blue and green are fine for dinner mints. They should never be considered a good scheme for house paint. One house we looked at, we nicknamed "the dinner mint house". Each room was a different pastel mint color: yellow, green, blue, white and, oh yes, even pink. Now, … Read more

Amazing photography at Cafe Soriah

Who knew a restaurant could double as a gallery? Eugene’s Cafe Soriah is currently showing photography from local Eugene commercial photographer Jon Meyers. From Eastern Oregon landscapes to a kissing Parisian couple to some, ahem, interesting underwater shots, your eyes will also have a chance to feast while you dine. Jon’s photos are all limited … Read more


Written by Anthony St. Clair for oneword April 28, 2006 10:01 AMThere was nothing pure about it, the way the water melted the skin, the way the cold food burned on the tongue. "This can’t be right," he said, "It was all supposed to be better" – he tried to breathe again, but the air … Read more


The Italian Puckerupper, with a Northwest TwistMy friend Pam is in Italy, and she sent me not only this interesting porter take on tiramisu, but also its, ahem, other use as a pick-me-up for the ol’ libido: Says Pam: "Tiramisu, italian for "pick-me-up", used to be something italian wives made for their husbands to increase … Read more

How about free webmail… that’s powered by renewable energy?

While free email services are numerous, environmentally friendly ones aren’t – provides a great alternative for eco-savvy people.

I received an email about this a couple of days back, and I dig the concept. It’s hard to think about how a business literally powers their operations, but green energy is becoming not only more important, but a bigger player everywhere.

Check these guys out:

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Written by Anthony St. Clair for oneword April 26, 2006 06:12 AMEverything started "in retrospect", but he wouldn’t let it for him. It was the now-spect, the eyes open and looking at the moment, at the situation. He knew there’d be mistakes. He knew he might miss something. But he’d do his damnedest to keep … Read more


Written by Anthony St. Clair for oneword April 24, 2006 06:11 AMThe Invisible Jet. Here it was, right in front of him. He thought of childhood, and that crush on Linda Carter and those blue shorts. He thought of her strength, and that smile – oh yum – he shook his head, looked back at … Read more

The ultimate packing boxes…

…can be found for free at your local Subway and any convenience store. The boxes Subway uses for ingredients packing/shipping are a perfect size for lightweight carrying as well as fitting plenty of damn near anything. (I learned this one from Sam and Taylor, during their last move.) When you need something a bit bigger, … Read more

Classical music recitals at UO’s Beall Hall

Like classical music, but wouldn’t mind not having to bust out the wallet to attend performances? Then go to student recitals at the UO School of Music and Dance’s Beall Hall. They’re free, last about, oh, an hour and a half, and are a great way to hear sonatas, concertos and more from classical and … Read more