Month: May 2007

Inadvertent blogging break

Somewhere between helping a friend drywall his studio, texturing our hallway and priming the walls of the eventual bedroom, I haven’t blogged. Oy. And I probably won’t blog the rest of the weekend, given that in the next couple of hours there are half a dozen people descending on the house to help us paint. … Read More

Tim Ferris – The 4 Hour Work Week – An Interview

Naturally, this sounds fascinating. A 4-hour work week? "How does one achieve such a thing?" one might ask. Let’s see what Mr. Ferris says: Link: Tim Ferris – The 4 Hour Work Week – An Interview. "Tim’s got a long list of accomplishments to his name – he’s a successful entrepreneur, he’s a Princeton guest … Read More

Springfield park hits the picnic heights

One of the many great things about the Eugene/Springfield area is all the wee parks that are just tucked away here and there. This week, the Register-Guard’s Team Best talks about a couple of them — particularly, Willamette Heights Park: Link: Springfield park hits the picnic heights – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA. OK. Don’t … Read More

Frugality, insurance & finance round-up

From Eugene’s The Register-Guard and various personal finance and frugality blogs: Consumption trap ensnares many ‘struggling’ couples Some papers worth pitching How can I find info on health insurance? (www.healthdecisions.org and www.healthinsuranceinfo.net are cited as good starting points) Saving and Investing: Getting Started ∞ Get Rich Slowly Common Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them … Read More

Shuttle offers Portland option

Flying from Eugene isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and offhand this new Eugene-Corvallis-Portland shuttle service seems like a good idea. However, at $59 per person, one way, it may also be cost-prohibitive. For the additional $240 it would cost 2 people to take the 4-hour trip, it may also just be worth it … Read More

Tom Sawyer & The Gathering: All-American program is all-enjoyable

Jodie and I went to Saturday night’s performance of the ballet version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Though skeptical at first — how in the world could Mark Twain be adapted to ballet? — I enjoyed it a great deal. The adaptation was well-done, especially in casting and overall choreography. Now a real challenge … Read More

Big crop expected for cherry growers

Get out the cherry recipes… or at least a bowl for the pits! It’s looking like it’s going to be a great year for cherries: Big crop expected for cherry growers – The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, USA. "Growers are estimating the 2007 crop at between 140,000 and 150,000 tons for the five-state region that includes … Read More

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