Month: January 2009

New “We the Savers” Website from ING Direct

"All good things come to those who save" – and ING Direct's new site, We the Savers, is built to bolster exactly that mindset. There are forums and some bits and baubles, but the meat, the main thing, behind We the Savers, is the "declaration" – the reminder to yourself that when it comes to … Read More

Best Burritos in Eugene

Eugene is a great town for a great burrito. Here are some of my favorites for burritos: Las Brasas, 541 Blair Boulevard. (541) 338-0807 Lonches to Go (try the fish burrito), 901 River Rd. (541) 461-7920. They've also had write-ups in the August 2008 Eugene Weekly Chow and The Register-Guard Mucho Gusto (again, try the … Read More

Blog, Video and More at New White House.gov Website

In addition to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the White House has also relaunched its website. Additions include sections for video and a blog. There is a lot of messaging around the site about this administration's focus on "transparency", and I'm looking forward to seeing a White House that embraces not just the web, … Read More

Working on the Novel

These past few days I've been re-establishing the work-on-my-novel groove that I tapped into during November's National Novel Writing Month. Here are the steps I've been taking: Taking some time each day — even as little as 10 minutes — to work on the novel. This could be as simple as jotting down some notes … Read More

What is the Future of the Register-Guard?

I remember getting the newspaper (and working for one too, many years ago), but it's been a long time since I've anything with newsprint but put it in my woodstove. Nor am I alone; newspapers are struggling for readers and for a future strategy, and Eugene's Register-Guard is no exception. They recently discussed the challenges … Read More

First Meeting of New Green Lane Business Community Jan. 15

What? Green Lane, Lane County's first business network for sustainability, is having its first event on January 15th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Northwest Community Credit Union at 3660 Gateway Street, Springfield, Oregon. Who's feeding us? Northwest Community Credit Union Who's bringing the wine? Meriwether Wine Who's bringing the beer? Oakshire Brewery How much does … Read More

Willamette Street Bar and Grill Opens at 5th & Willamette, Eugene

The new Willamette Street Bar and Grill sounds like an interesting mix of gourmet food, grown-up atmosphere and economy prices – sounds good to me:   Home | "Willamette Street Bar and Grill opens downtown" | The Register-Guard. "Everything at Willamette Street Bar & Grill is made from scratch, she says, adding that her customers … Read More

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