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Entries Tagged as 'Civic'

Fresh Eyes See Eugene’s Future

October 25th, 2019 No Comments

Medary wants to enjoy that “new job smell.” All city employees should do the same.


Baton Passes from Doha to Eugene

October 24th, 2019 No Comments

The goal is for every image transmitted to somehow capture the essence of Eugene in the background — every street corner, every restaurant meal, every unplanned errand.


Celebrate and Remember Annette Montero

September 27th, 2019 No Comments

Annette Montero died a month ago yesterday. Her red sleeping bag had holes in it, spewing a trail of feathers wherever she went. Unable to get to her usual place, she slept in a downtown alley, near a Dumpster. Annette Montero’s life ended when a garbage hauler was making his pre-dawn rounds. Even if he […]


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.