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Entries Tagged as 'Grins'

My Memories From 18 Years Ago Have Grown Up & Moved Out

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

I was astonished to discover that 2001 was 18 years ago! Whatever new thoughts I had back then are now old enough to move out and live on their own. I’ll be grateful for the times when they stop by for a quick visit.

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Festive Fripperies

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Tautology should be the study of knots.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Viewing

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Pay a $5 permit fee, and you can cut down whichever tree becomes your favorite and take it on its own ceremonial tour, ending in your living room. Even better, take along a fourth-grader.

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Traveling is Like a Terminal Illness

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Truth is, we manage to endings better than to middles, no matter how much more common the middles may be. Every deadline is a killing. If all we had were “middlelines,” we’d never get much done.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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