Traditional Scottish Gaelic singer and storyteller Rich Hill, from Seattle, will be presenting a workshop and concert on the weekend of March 1-2, focusing on the Scots Gaelic language and including singing workshops and vocal performances. Location: Collier House, U of O campus, corner of 13th and University Saturday, March 1 – Workshops Rich will … Read more
I’m a frugal man, though I suppose that could just be a euphemistic way to say "tight-arsed cheapskate". In any case, I have always chalked up my sense of frugality, at least in part, to being a Capricorn. I like saving money, but when I do spend money, I spend it well. We Capricorns have … Read more
It’s weird when you’re reading the paper and see a story that’s personally relevant to your life. It hits home – in this case, literally. I actually used to live in this house, from 2000-2003. It’s a little weird to see it in the paper, but also kinda cool. Link: History on the home front: … Read more
Forget looking for agates or interesting shells on the Oregon coast. How about a shipwreck? Link: OCEAN UNCOVERS SHIPWRECK TREASURE IN DUNES: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. "The discovery has quickly become a tourist attraction on the remote beach, despite its inaccessibility to vehicles without four-wheel drive" Four-wheel drive? Hmm, with my Ural Patrol and its … Read more
Register-Guard columnist and blogger Bob Welch recently ran a limerick contest for original limericks relating to Oregon. 286 entries later, he announced the winners. My favorite is below — you can see all 286 on Bob Welch’s blog. Link: Limerick loot goes to whale of Oregon tale: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Coast is … Read more
Ah, risotto — Jodie and I are soon planning to whip up a risotto with some white wine, chicken, mushrooms, garlic and thyme — but this also sounds very, very tasty: Link: Risotto with Spinach and Goat Cheese – comfort food at cosmicpluto knits!.
It’s been a year in the making, and since November since I ordered my 2007 Ural Patrol, but on Feb. 16, 2008, my Forest Green, shiny new Patrol was delivered to my door. At last! See Ride Three for more info and pictures At long last – Anthony’s a motorcycle owner!
Trying to pair up the perfect dessert with the perfect wine this Valentine’s Day? Fire up Natalie MacLean’s dessert and wine-matching tool for some sumptuous – and sensual – combinations. Or, if you’re in a hurry because it’s the day before Valentine’s Day, skip the tool, print out her top 10 (below) and head straight … Read more
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more 2-hour shiftsduring the 5th annual Irish Cultural Festival, you’ll get in for free. The following volunteer jobs are available: Help Setup Pickup Donated Food Stage Manager Instrument Room Checker Floaters (help where needed) Ticket Sales Wristband Checker Participant & Will Call Check-in Participant Escort T-Shirt … Read more
The final schedule for the Eugene Irish Cultural Festival’s daytime festivities has been posted. Check out the schedule for talks and workshops on everything from Irish calligraphy to stone masonry, sea shanties to dancing. With me and Jodie in the midst of wedding planning with a DIY bent, we just might be taking in some … Read more