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Entries Tagged as 'Civic'

Call Our Mass Killings What They Are

August 16th, 2019 No Comments

Think of the superstitions that support our status quo. … Superstitions eventually require oblations. We’ve reached that point.


Self-Selection is Diversity’s Natural Predator

August 16th, 2019 No Comments

Diversity accelerates adaptation, once self-selection has been removed. Allegiance to one another and to those who came before occurs less naturally, and so less often. History has less sway on the future.


Outrage is Not Easily Contained

August 10th, 2019 No Comments

I watched how outrage brought people together more powerfully than anything else. It worried me. Outrage is rage aimed at outsiders. Both halves of that formula are dangerous.


Glenwood’s Indoor Track Facility: A Few Questions

August 3rd, 2019 No Comments

It looks like the energy and vision will come from the west, extending the reach of the University of Oregon and meeting some pent-up demands….


Eugene Needs a Fringe Festival

August 2nd, 2019 No Comments

Fringe Festivals share several defining characteristics. They are as inclusive and diverse as possible….


Oregon Could Attract Influencers With Incentives

July 26th, 2019 No Comments

These productions require some investment from their creators. Why not make Oregon one of the first places to roll out the welcome mat?


Surveillance Capitalism Won’t be Benign

July 21st, 2019 No Comments

The watchful eye isn’t similar to a concerned parent, or even a “big brother.” Think instead of Santa Claus, without the gifts and the fatherly wink.


Enjoy Yourself, But Mostly Enjoy Each Other

July 20th, 2019 No Comments

If building community is your goal, throw a party. The shared effort and the common goal will bring people together — even if it’s for nothing but fun.


Skybridge’s Limits Will be Most Public

July 19th, 2019 No Comments

Did anyone from the city ask, “What would it take?” If so, how did the university respond? It surely would have required more width, more money, constant upkeep and security.


Jim Can’t Sleep

July 9th, 2019 No Comments

How is it that we don’t consider “trigger warnings” for memories and feelings that involved actual triggers?