Grins Archive

Summerlike Fripperies Are Lighter Than Err.

My herb garden became more fragrant this year. It was just a matter of thyme.

Please Take Us Back, China! Please.

We’ll do anything. We’ll sort everything ourselves. We’ll go back to open receptacles. We’ll wash everything by hand. We’ll flatten our cardboard completely. We’ll cut out the bottoms of our cans and flatten those too. We’ll even

Eugene Loves Its Grandstands (But Not Its Grandstanders)

In the face of tragedy, the Eugene Civic Alliance could have folded their lack of a tent. Instead, they steeled —“timbered” — their resolve and raised a wooden boatload of money to rebuild the site from scratch.

Good Fripperies for Good (Fifth) Friday

Belt loops are helpful for so many other things.

Fripperies Galore

In retrospect, we should have become suspicious when we all suddenly needed an appliance called a "food processor."

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.

Year-End Fripperies (With Leftovers Aplenty)

My package arrived without incident. Incident was mailed separately.

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.

We May Need the Beast to Escape the PERS Hole

It’s deeper than anyone thought, because PERS retirees are being paid their defined benefits for longer than the actuaries estimated.

Festive Year-End Fripperies

Put your bathroom scale in front of the fridge. Shift your attention from effect to cause.