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Beer & pizza article: New Haven-Style Pies, Northwest Brews

Beer and pizza article in the August 2018 Oregon Beer Growler - New Haven-Style Pies, Northwest Brews

Had such a good time meeting the folks at Eugene’s The Wheel Apizza Pub. Great pizza & refreshingly tasty, approachable, yet different craft beer.

➼ ➼ ➼ Check out their profile in the August 2018 Oregon Beer Growler

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Business article highlight: How Data Can Drive Your Business Growth

Brewing a business is a combo of checking your plan—but adapting as you go. Loved this chat with one of my fave local Eugene craft breweries, Falling Sky Brewing.

How Data Can Drive Your Business Growth – LivePlan Blog

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Video: Where do book ideas come from?

On Mon., June 4, 2018, I had the fun honor of sitting in for a YouTube Live author chat, hosted at Eugene local bookstore Tsunami Books. Write Now is a weekly live discussion with three writers: Joanna Bartlett, Valerie Ihsan, and Julie Dawn. Joanna was out of town, and they graciously asked if I would sit in (though I must say, I knew there was no way I could replace Joanna’s Nigella Lawson-ish tones).

At the heart of our discussion was a simple question: Where do book ideas come from? Do we have to search them out? Is it a matter of paying attention to the wider world? Can you run with multiple ideas at the same time? And how do you go from initial idea to a fully developed piece of writing?

Check out our discussion. Please leave your thoughts in the comments, and subscribe so you don’t miss future Write Now chats.

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Eugene Beer Week, June 4–10

Over 50 events from over a dozen Eugene/Springfield breweries. Along with the local craft beer scene, Eugene Beer Week has grown so much over the past few years. If you are in the area, or just want an example of what an awesome local, small business-minded, life-loving culture looks like, Eugene Beer Week is a great snapshot.

Eugene Beer Week events

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The Register Guard: Manifest Beer Co.: Downtown brewpub with hometown zeal

I’ve been following Manifest through all its ups and downs over the years, from its original incarnation, to two tumultuous moves to, finally, landing in a sweet space in downtown Eugene.

The beers are excellent, and the location is awesome. I’m hoping it’s a sign of good things ahead not just for Manifest, but downtown Eugene overall. This was such a fun article to work on, and I hope you like it too.

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Eugene Magazine: Two days in Florence

Florence, OR

One thing I love about living in Eugene is that you are about an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east, and an hour from the Pacific Ocean to the west. Florence, OR, is a nice spot for a weekend getaway to the coast, and I had a lot of fun breaking down some things to do and see while there for the Spring 2018 issue of Eugene Magazine.

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May Oregon Beer Growler

Oregon Beer Growler, May 2018

The May issue of the Oregon Beer Growler is out! The full issue is available in print and digital, and you can also find many articles online.

For my story in this issue, a Eugene brewery has had lots of twists and turns, but now seems to have found a good location for their excellent beer: Third Time’s the Charm for Manifest Beer.

This story is really fascinating: North of Eugene, Oregon’s capitol of Salem has a new brewery that’s inspired by Central America. I’m looking forward to learning more about Xicha Brewing (that’s “chee-chah”): Easy-to-Like Latin Flavors, Hard to Pronounce.

Check out the Oregon Beer Growler

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National Library Week #NationalLibraryWeek

National Library Week 2018

Many of my fondest memories involve a good library. When I was a kid, being dropped off at the local library or the wee library in my elementary school meant escaping into my imagination and exploring whatever my mind was hungry for.

As an adult, that’s not changed much. Each week, my kids and I go to the Eugene Public Library, one of my favorite places in town. It’s light, airy, and has a wonderful children’s section. My wife and I consider it essential that we raise lifelong learners, and as far as I’m concerned, lifelong learning starts at the local library.

That’s why I’m hoping that during National Library Week you’ll try, explore, and celebrate your local library. Maybe check out a program or event. And be sure to see what all they have. Today’s library isn’t just books. At EPL, for example, we regularly check out DVDs, borrow e-books on our Kindles, read magazines on our iPads, and bring home special kits for the kids. We go to talks, presentations, and children’s story times.

The library is a fertile field for a yearning imagination. Here’s to your library, and don’t be surprised if you find me in the stacks.

Learn more about Library Week

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Travel Florence: Eugene Magazine, Spring issue 2018

Eugene Magazine, Spring 2018

Eugene Magazine is a lifestyle quarterly that I have written for regularly for a few years now. The Spring 2018 issue just came out, and I have an articles in there on traveling to Florence, a nearby city on the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Check out the spring issue

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Claim 52 Brewing stakes out sweet spot

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A hopefully-changing rarity in the guy-dominated craft beer industry, two women are at the helm of this 6-year-old Eugene brewery. Claim 52 has been ahead of the curve on trends such as kölsch and hazy IPA, and now they’re about to open a downtown taproom/restaurant. I was so happy to get to talk beer and business with the owners and their head brewer, especially about the big change they have coming to downtown Eugene this year.

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