Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: KLCC Microbrew Festival Special

Feb. 7, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup KLCC Microbrew Festival, Feb. 7-8 Fear not, beer fans! Despite all the bloody snow outside, the KLCC Microbrew Festival starts today as scheduled. Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, Friday 5-11 p.m. & Saturday 1-11 p.m. As you can imagine, KLCC has been pouring on perspectives … Read more

He was smiling as he did it

Today’s Oneword: Aperture He was smiling as he did it, she thought, anger and disgust flooding her. Through the camera she looked, twisting a dial to change the aperture. “Bet you never thought anyone would see you doing this,” she said softly, then snapped the picture. More postcards from the Rucksack Universe ยป See this … Read more

But who is he?

Today’s Oneword: Colonel “But who is he?” “He’s just himself.” “Come on, a man like that, he must have known command, leadership. Colonel, general, admiral, boss, mayor, king, come on, what?” “He has no title. None who he leads know that he leads. That is why he is so effective.” More postcards from the Rucksack … Read more

You may have to improv

Today’s Oneword: Improv “You may have to improv,” she said, trying not to look down. “Surely it’s not that strange a situation,” he replied. “I’ll grant you that you’re probably not the first person to try to cross a border while not wearing pants,” she said. “But completely naked? I’m pretty sure that’s a new … Read more

It wanted out

Today’s Oneword: Mechanism The little hollow cube shouldn’t have been so heavy. There was no mechanism to open it, no crack or seam to suggest that it had been assembled. The cube was as natural as the sun, not made but there. It was hollow, but something was inside. And it wanted out. More postcards … Read more

The guru shuddered

Today’s Oneword: Meanwhile The motorcycle stood at the edge of the cliff. Meanwhile, the guru looked up from his desk in his high tower in London. The woman took off her helmet and stared north. The guru shuddered. The woman started the engine. It’s a long way from Tibet to England, she thought, but I’m … Read more

So much for peaceful

Today’s Oneword: Plumes She stood on the peaty ground, staring out over the dim, misty morning. It should have been silent. It should have been a peaceful morning, full of tea and a crossword puzzle. But she stared harder, waited, and at last, she saw it. Plumes rose from the worn dirt track leading to … Read more

The foam had formed letters

Today’s Oneword: Geometric There was no sense to it, at least, not after ten pints of black, black stout. The geometric gentleness of the lacy foam fell, clinging to the insides of the glass, but it never went away. The foam slid down the glass, and across the glass, even up the glass, and finally, … Read more

A million times more powerful

Today’s Oneword: Geometric The shape always baffled her. Cut yet pure, the edges both precise yet so organic they only could have happened over millions of years. The light shone through the blue-green stone, and geometric patterns twinkled on her hand. “Do you know what it is?” she asked. He smiled. “Imagine compressing the sun … Read more

I’ll have a typhoon

Today’s Oneword: TKWORD “I’ll have a typhoon,” she said. He looked up from the glasses and bottles, and smiled. “What could a woman like you possibly want with a drink like that?” “It has nothing to do with the drink. It has everything to do with the effect.” “You know you have to sign a … Read more