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State Dept Promotes Punctuated Equilibrium

September 21st, 2018 No Comments

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gotten almost a dozen senior officials convicted or pleading guilty to various crimes, so we shouldn’t be surprised to learn that this administration believes that most sentences are too long.


Water From the Sky: A Post-Summer Primer

September 14th, 2018 No Comments

We barely remember how to shuffle our feet against a mat before entering the house. We’ve been beating the dust off them instead. Except for metaphors, we haven’t considered mud for months.


Keep Eugene Weird

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

Now more than ever, we must preserve and protect those things about us that make absolutely no sense. We have to support outdoor tuba concerts, mausoleum tours, nude beaches for middle-aged bathers, and our S.L.U.G. Queen pageant.


Summerlike Fripperies Are Lighter Than Err.

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

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


Please Take Us Back, China! Please.

May 11th, 2018 No Comments

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 soak the cans and remove the paper labels.


Eugene Loves Its Grandstands (But Not Its Grandstanders)

May 3rd, 2018 No Comments

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. If there are two things this community knows well, it’s building and scratch.


Good Fripperies for Good (Fifth) Friday

March 30th, 2018 No Comments

Belt loops are helpful for so many other things.


Fripperies Galore

January 11th, 2018 No Comments

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


Sitting Can Be So Inspirational

January 11th, 2018 No Comments

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)

January 11th, 2018 No Comments

My package arrived without incident. Incident was mailed separately.