Paying Filler Markets By Jacquie McTaggart

Filler markets are an easy-to-overlook writing opportunity – but that’s all the more reason to make sure you don’t pass them by: Link: Fill’er Up! – Paying Filler Markets By Jacquie McTaggart. You do not need a boatload of experience or a degree to write fillers, but some topics may require a little research. For … Read more

Obsidians Announce 22-Hike Schedule for Visitors to Eugene

Coming to Eugene during summer 2008 for the Olympic Track & Field Trials or the Oregon Bach Festival? You’ll be coming here during a great time of year, and the Obsidians outdoors club has put together a series of hikes to help you take advantage of the area’s natural beauty. The below is a release … Read more

Eugene-area Entrepreneurs start local support group

It’s encouraging to see not only so many start-ups in Eugene, but also their increasing efforts to network and reach out to one another. This innovation and communication can lead to great things in the area: Link: Entrepreneurs start up local support group: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. “Being an entrepreneur is sometimes a very lonely … Read more

Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s a rainy Sunday, and that had me hankering to get out the slow cooker. This Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup – Allrecipes fit the bill nicely. With a few modifications, it’s currently simmering away on high, to be enjoyed this evening: Mods: Instead of garlic powder, used 5 cloves minced garlic Chopped 1/2 … Read more

Barbershop Quartet Sings to All Ages at the Wandering Goat

Now that the morning fog has burned off, it looks like this is shaping up into a beautiful, sunny Saturday, and that has me and Jodie pondering a motorcycle ride down to the Wandering Goat for some organic coffee and some hella good harmony: Link: It’s spring; you deserve a break: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. … Read more

Work Open, Work Closed – Get More Done

Now this is my kind of work style. I do similar: when the door is closed and music has changed (though it varies by mood), I’m zoned in to whatever I’m working on. Most times though, everything can be nice and open, and I can stop for chats and interruptions. Link: Productivity: Get Things Done … Read more

Book Pub… Book Club… It’s All the Same After a Pint

Interesting article about the "Eugene Book Pub", a group of folks who get together at various local pubs, have a pint or two and discuss books: Link: Book group finds local pubs conducive to spirited talks: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. "While literary giants like Earnest Hemingway, Dylan Thomas and F. Scott Fitzgerald were drinkers of … Read more

Off to Eugene Chamber of Commerce After-hours at Imagine Graphics

This evening from 5-7 p.m. there a "business after-hours" for the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. This evening’s event is being held at Imagine Graphics, at 990 Garfield. The weather is being very "raincoat and sunglasses" today, but I think I just may have to bust out the Ural motorcycle too… Hope to see you there!

At This Year’s Eugene Irish Festival

Good Craic On Saturday, March 8, Jodie and I headed down to Sheldon High School for Eugene’s Irish Cultural Festival. We had a great time, noting that not only were this year’s workshops broader in scope, but there was even more music, too. Here are a few observations from our day at the Eugene Irish … Read more

Naked Bike Ride Nearly Turns Nasty

While Jodie, some friends and I dined on vegetarian Chinese food at The Lotus Garden on Charnelton, we saw a bunch of naked people go by on bikes. Now we know why: Link: Police not amused by naked ride: The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.. A mass Naked Bike Ride through the streets of Eugene — an … Read more