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
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
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
It only just hit me how lax I’ve been on the blog this weekend. Been outside — sorting through a mess of a woodpile, and developing my skills as a wood-splitter. More on that another time, but for now, I’m taking my tired muscles to bed.
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.
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
Want to put your iPod into disk mode, before you hook it up to your computer? Here’s a neat trick: Link: Putting iPod into Disk Mode.