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Hats Off

August 31st, 2017 No Comments

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

June 8th, 2017 No Comments

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 hoe and trowel. For example, I renamed my back yard a meadow and reduced mowing by more than […]


Stuffing Stockings Without Stuff

December 16th, 2016 No Comments

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


Give Us Winter, Eugene!

December 9th, 2016 No Comments

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

November 18th, 2016 3 Comments

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


Being Donald is Harder Than Ever

October 7th, 2016 No Comments

We didn’t fear when “The Donald” burst into national consciousness two decades ago. We were inoculated early, protected from any damage caused by cartoon characters.


Three Views of Competition (From the Street)

August 26th, 2016 1 Comment

If I had seen these three in the grocery line ahead of me, I might not have noticed much difference between them. But stories shine in ways statistics can’t.


New Media is Growing Up

July 21st, 2016 1 Comment

“He said, she said” has been transformed into “they saw, we saw.”


Uprooting Requiring Weeding

July 15th, 2016 2 Comments

What if we fail at uprooting our debilitating social strains because we no longer uproot the weeds in our own gardens? The skills and lessons learned in the ground are applicable to nurturing and growing a society.


Learning to Uproot Social Ills From the Ground Up

July 9th, 2016 2 Comments

I spent an hour this morning weeding. Of course, I couldn’t do something boring like that without thinking about things. My first thought was how boring weeding can be — boring, but necessary. Well, only necessary if the weeds are not compatible with nearby plants, or people’s expectations, or my own pleasure as I pass […]