Luckily, all other forms of air pollution aren’t to blame

Oh, that… brown… winter haze. During winter, western Oregon is prone to annoying atmospheric thingies called inversions. Instead of our wonderful winter rain, a mass of air just sits over the valley for about a week or so, and air pollutants get trapped. What chaps my — lips — though, is the way articles like … Read more

The Playboy Of The Western World at OSU, Feb. 8-10 & 15-17

Well, close to Eugene, anyway. Synge’s classic The Playboy Of The Western World is in Corvallis this month: By John Millington Synge Feb. 8-10 & 15-17 @ 7:30 PM Withycombe Main Stage, Oregon State University Ticket info Provoking riots in 1907, this rollicking comedy is now considered as one of the most  highly regarded masterworks … Read more

Chopper One Axe – Wood Splitting Tool

Came across this while doing some research on wood-splitting tools and techniques. It’s an axe that combines in a riveted spring, that expands out when the blade contacts the wood, forcing the downward pressure outward and helping split the round. At the least it’s interesting — though so far I’m much preferring an axe with … Read more

Cafe Yumm! opening biggest restaurant yet

Link: Cafe Yumm! opening biggest restaurant yet – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA. The rice-and-beans-and-sauce restaurant will occupy 2,340 square feet of the 11,574-square-foot Cornerstone building, which will have six tenants. The Cafe Yumm! outlet is scheduled to open April 15, and three other new tenants are expected to be open by mid-May.

Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

In honor of the Second Annual Brigid in Cyberspace Poetry Reading, here’s one of my favorite poems, by e.e. cummings (though the poem Cara posted about Kissing is fast becoming a favorite too). Thanks for telling me about it babe! somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond any experience,your eyes have their silence: in your most … Read more

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