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Here’s to Our Horizontal Heroes

October 19th, 2018 No Comments

Willey’s restaurants regularly win awards from patrons and food critics, but don’t be distracted by the accolades — because its owner isn’t. She shows up for work every day.

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Uber Could Help Eugene’s Economy in Two Ways

February 27th, 2018 No Comments

Residents may find themselves getting into a neighbor’s car. This detail could end up being more important than you think. To explain why, let me take you on a little side trip.

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World Comes To Eugene’s Taste Buds

May 20th, 2016 1 Comment

Restaurants are like skyscrapers. The first sense they make is never economic. Any entrepreneur who thinks opening a restaurant will be easy because “everybody eats” will learn quickly their mistake. There’s a reason there are no nationwide chains of paid toilets.

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Paean to Rose’s Luxury

January 29th, 2016 5 Comments

There’s almost always a line outside Rose’s Luxury because the gourmet comfort food restaurant doesn’t take reservations. It is in this way similar to Sally’s Pizza in New Haven. As an Italian immigrant state legislator in Connecticut once quipped, “There’s only two foods I stand in line for: Sal’s pizza and Communion.” I’m not much […]

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One Teacher Who Made a Difference

May 1st, 2015 21 Comments

She taught us that words matter — “Be careful what you call things.” She, for example, was Mrs. Elmen. But after graduation, she was Pat.

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Downtown, Bijou, Kickstarter and You

May 17th, 2013 3 Comments

Bijou Metro will have two theaters that seat 35 each, plus two screening rooms that seat about half as many. They hope to open next weekend, after a sneak preview for their key supporters. You could be among them.

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Human Tragedy Doubles as Call to Action

December 21st, 2012 No Comments

We should be careful what we ask for. The difference between the peculiar and the dangerous among us looks obvious only in hindsight. They are indistinguishable in the present tense.

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… attention “rent” disorder …

November 23rd, 2012 No Comments

We have willingly cluttered our attention landscape with unnecessary messages in return for a wide array of subsidies from merchants and marketers. We rent (sell) our attention, then wonder how our attention became rent (torn). share: Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Tell a friend

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Too Much Information Overwhelms Us All

October 27th, 2011 No Comments

Thirty-one years ago today, our national consciousness took a significant turn that has tangible consequences today. It was on this day that the Too Much Information Age began.

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Steve Jobs in Three Acts

October 13th, 2011 No Comments

If Act One was failure and Act Three was death, Act Two was love. Love and death are not unrelated.

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