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Entries Tagged as 'Small World'

War in an Age of Consumer Populism

March 4th, 2022 No Comments

No soccer, no vacations, no ready cash. It suddenly doesn’t matter what state-sponsored television proclaims.


Here’s Why Masks Are Difficult for Americans

July 11th, 2020 No Comments

We’ve become a glandular people, driven by personal urges and not by common values.


A Referendum on Openness

February 21st, 2020 No Comments

In between the coronavirus story and the Iowa caucuses came another news event that turned on this same axis.


Eugene Can Welcome Newcomers Without Being Overwhelmed

January 31st, 2020 No Comments

We usually talk about gentrification as if it’s one thing. After it’s done, it is. But when it’s happening on the ground, it involves multiple factors that silently align. They often come together accidentally at first. Slowly, they coalesce into consensus. Then people see a crescendo that seems unstoppable. The best strategy is to interrupt […]


“Eat the Rich” Now Makes Sense

November 27th, 2019 No Comments

There’s more ambition in America today than there was 50 years ago. But there’s also more drug addiction, family trauma, homelessness, obesity, and depression.


Costa Rica’s Coasts Are Flipped

July 1st, 2019 No Comments

Costa Rica’s Pacific “mixing bowl” contrasts with the “melting pot” along its Caribbean beaches. “Laid back” barely captures it. I saw a cat and a dog playing like cousins.


Housing Affordability Plans Won’t Work; Focus Instead on Civic Pride

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

Participatory budgeting projects can create wonderfully unique points of neighborhood pride. Gentrification slows. Neighborhoods become more resilient.


Alley Valkyrie: Where is She Now?

May 5th, 2019 No Comments

After three weeks in the forest, she came into town and stumbled on Saturday Market. She immediately knew two things, but only one of them consciously.


Eugene and Paris Have Some Amazing Similarities

January 11th, 2019 No Comments

Eugene regularly struggles to articulate its ambitions. We share plenty of characteristics with what many consider the greatest city in the world.


Eugene Needs the Skyline Icon It Already Has

January 7th, 2019 No Comments

The senior housing structure has never been well loved by anyone but its residents. … Half a century later, its height could become an important asset to downtown.