You’ll See

Ten years ago, I moved to Oregon. I'll be reflecting on that throughout 2010. "I'm moving to Oregon," I said in 1998 to my friends and family in Virginia. "Well, sometimes you have to get used to disappointment," some said. "You'll see." I moved to Oregon in 2000 and have lived here ever since. "That's … Read more

Babies, Toddlers and Parents Learn Music in Downtown Eugene

Editor's note: In the interest of full disclosure, I'm posting this for my wife. She's a dang good violin teacher, and is celebrating her studio's one-year anniversary by launching a new program for infants and toddlers: Early Childhood Music Education Classes Start in February at Eugene Suzuki Music Academy Studio Open House Wed., Jan 27 … Read more

Twitter in Real Life: Eugene Tweetup

About 15 geeks lovely people (nearly) put down their iPhones and came out to La Oficina on 15th & Willamette for a wee Eugene tweetup this evening. And no, we didn’t just sit around and yap about Twitter or Twitter apps. Well, a little bit, sure, but over burritos and beers we talked about a … Read more

Homebrew: Sasquash Slosh Pumpkin Ale

During spring and summer 2009, Jodie and I put a lot of work building raised beds and making a wee vegetable garden. Come fall we had a harvest that included a few pumpkins, and Jodie asked if her brewing husband would be so kind as to make her a pumpkin beer. After evaluating a couple … Read more

Eugene Fun with Fermentation Festival Jan. 16

From beer and bread to kimchi and cheese, It's no secret that I'm a big fan of all things fermented. On Jan. 16, the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance (WVSFA) will host a Fun with Fermentation Festival for all things fermented, including local, sustainably produced cheeses, wines, beers, kombucha, breads, and more. You can also … Read more

Oregon Quarterly 2010 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest

Heard about Oregon Quarterly's essay contest recently (on KWAX, if I remember correctly). Looks really interesting, and I'm thinking of entering: Oregon Quarterly invites entries to the 2010 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest in both student and open categories. Entries should address ideas that affect the Northwest. The Oregon Quarterly staff will select finalists and the … Read more