deekay Archive

Neighbors May Have Difficult Days Together

My neighbor and I lean in opposite directions but I didn’t think of us as polar opposites. We felt like polar somethings at that moment, given the sudden chill in the air.

Sitting Can Be So Inspirational

I’ve been pondering this week that you can’t spell “team” without “tea.” Sitting back and sipping a morning beverage without a looming deadline or a critical editor sounds pretty good right about now.

opportunity knocks

You’re invited. It’s Friday, Dec. 22nd, starting at 6:00 p.m. and it will finish when our hosts run out of hot chocolate. Dress for warmth, but otherwise, come as you are. The event will be canceled if

Sailing, Stillness and Scents

When you’re on a boat, you don’t have much, but it’s seldom not enough. When a need becomes known, sharing occurs quickly and naturally.

Let Us Gather and Worship Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was meeting a need we had never voiced, but he heard it nevertheless. He must have.

Hats Off

Maybe I’ve seen too many video captures of bank robbery suspects wearing baseball caps, but I can feel a deep urge inside me to ask for candy or cash.

Weeding Up Close

I’ve never been much of a gardener. I respect others who toil in the soil, but I’d rather dig through research books and plant ideas in people’s heads. I know the leverage in language better than a

Stuffing Stockings Without Stuff

Food is always front and center at every holiday, but not all food gifts contain actual calories.

Give Us Winter, Eugene!

I figure on most days, you give us three days’ worth of weather. That’s like living to be 100 before we hit middle age.

We Must Separate Our Power From Our Privilege

Refusing to exert whatever power accompanies our position or privilege — that’s the sort of leadership we need right now.