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Quips, queries, and querulous quibbles from the quirky mind of Don Kahle

Why do people say 'after dark' when what they mean is 'during dark'? After dark would be when it's light again, right? * There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who read binary, and those who don't. * I'm rethinking the whole brown rice thing. What if it's just more white liberal self-hatred? Whole wheat, honey, unbleached flour. All better. Sez who? * Eugene should be HQ for White People for Diversity. We'll fight for diversity to be included in books, which is where we know to look for it. * Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, but give a man a pillow, and he'll dream of steak. * What can you say about a state that puts the town of North Bend 225 miles southwest of Bend? We rely on visitors for entertainment.

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Entries Tagged as 'Urban Design'

Isle of Man Addresses a Deeper Issue

October 14th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Each of them wondered why I saw their system as problematic, but each had stories of problems they had personally encountered.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Deep · Small World · Urban Design

Free Cake Parade for Eugene Graduates

September 9th, 2016 · No Comments

Putting a solution ahead of a problem is not always a bad thing, especially when it involves free cake.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Urban Design · You-gene

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.

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Tags: arr-gee thumbnails · Civic · deekay · Psycho · Urban Design · You-gene

Greater Greater Eugene

August 26th, 2016 · No Comments

We knew our claim for recreational greatness would not be challenged, but in a state without a sales tax, you can’t build an economy with good shows and plenty of open space.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Chamber · Civic · Psycho · Urban Design · You-gene

Deady’s Different on the Inside. We All Are.

August 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Remove the threshold and a building becomes a sculpture — an entirely different thing. The threshold brings outsiders in. It sends insiders out.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Deep · Psycho · Simple · Urban Design

Food Trucks Need Room to Roll

June 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

If we can restripe Willamette Street to see how drivers adapt, we can allow our roving restaurants to rove. At the very least, it’s another experiment worth trying.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Simple · Urban Design · You-gene

Smart Signals Make Drivers (and Driving) Worse

June 10th, 2016 · 2 Comments

To achieve those greater efficiencies, drivers must cooperate with one another. That may be too much to ask. “We have taught people to drive badly, on purpose and at great expense”….

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Deep · Psycho · Urban Design · You-gene

Eugene’s Diversity Shines at Yard Sales

June 3rd, 2016 · No Comments

In Eugene, we love diversity more than we experience it. So when we encounter any spectrum of human identity or endeavor that’s wider than the norm, it’s worth noting. As we glide toward our spectacularly non-diverse summer weather, a curbside activity emerges that shows Eugene at its diversest. A broad spectrum of yard sales fill […]

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Tags: arr-gee thumbnails · deekay · Deep · Urban Design · You-gene

Eugene Street Planning Has Many Twists and Turns

May 13th, 2016 · No Comments

Everyone now agrees they overlearned that lesson. All the more reason that we reacquaint ourselves with where that lesson was learned — especially since it’s just a few blocks away, in the same part of town.

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Zoning Plan Won’t Force Anyone

April 15th, 2016 · No Comments

You might have chosen that row of seats because there were no popcorn eaters, just as you bought a house on a quiet residential street. But in each instance, you only paid for the small portion you can control.

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Tags: Arr-Gee published · Civic · Urban Design · You-gene