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Entries Tagged as 'Civic'

We’re All Losing Ground

November 2nd, 2022 No Comments

Conversations create connections. They pique interest. They rebuke assumptions. They form stories. They share intent. They elicit commitments.


Horse Race Coverage Misses Us

October 23rd, 2022 No Comments

I dislike horse race coverage of political campaigns. It conveys that only winning matters. The backstory of each participant can be overlooked, unless they win. The betting odds give horse racing a powerful narrative. Who will get rich from this horse’s performance? (OK, that might be the most appropriate parallel.) Still, politicians are not horses […]


Selling EWEB HQ Requires a Better Process

October 19th, 2022 1 Comment

Civic Stadium proved what’s possible, but who will be able to champion the project as fervently as Bev Smith?


Parody Often Gives the Best Defense

October 16th, 2022 No Comments

Novak was arrested, jailed, tried, and acquitted. He then sued the police department for violating his free speech rights….


Are We Ready to Create a Sharing Culture?

October 12th, 2022 No Comments

How quickly can we get used to sharing how many things? That’s the question the future is asking.


Quiet Quitting Answers Loud Layoffs

October 5th, 2022 No Comments

Forcing restructured ex-colleagues out the door in a perp-walk does nothing for the morale of those who remain.


Recalls Require Facts

September 28th, 2022 No Comments

Regardless of how you feel about EmX, Syrett, city council, recalls, or elections in general, defending facts is important.


Obama Can Separate Politics From Partisanship

September 26th, 2022 No Comments

Let the partisan squabbles continue as they always have. But this notion that our political system isn’t worth the trouble must be defeated resoundingly.


Fire Looms Over Eugene’s Future

September 14th, 2022 No Comments

A bee sting … turned out to be a Cedar Creek ember, carried by the wind. It’s touching us now.


Election Reform Changes the Game

September 11th, 2022 No Comments

We shouldn’t be surprised that flame-throwers and misanthropes are filling the halls of Capitol Hill. The current system optimizes that outcome.