2946.According to an idiot online expert system, I come off in print like one of my idols:I write likeUrsula
June 17th, 2013
2945.Here's a delightful yet bittersweet find. Got this from the Salvation Army over at NE 122nd and Halsey (it used to be a Goodwill before the Goodwill got schmancy new digs just south of there) yesterday.It's a bit of organized labor history, tho' the provenance m
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams brings us today’s photo of a lovely scene of what appears to be water irrigation lines on a farm field at sunset. Her description: I snapped this pic on my way home on the 14th. It makes me think of summer time in Oregon! Indeed it does. Thanks, Terri Jo!
June 16th, 2013
We have a pretty bee in a pretty flower for today from guest photographer Denny Barnes. His description: On my walk today I noticed with the foxglove in bloom the bumblebees are out in full force. I really like my little pocket camera for times like this. I can almost stick in the flower with the [...]
After getting the new bathroom put to rights, I
June 15th, 2013
A pretty cool advertisement from SRT, Chrysler’s new performance brand that the Viper is now branded under: I want to go hug my Viper now.
We have a new guest photographer today! Ron Etzel sent along this lovely image of a plant he spotted while hiking at nearby Silver Falls State Park. His description: This photo was taken Sunday, June 09, on the trail of the North Falls/Winter Falls loop at Silver Falls State Park. I am not really [...]
June 14th, 2013
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Salem, Ore. -- In commemoration of Flag Day today, twenty people from the Salem area became United States citizens in a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ceremony held at the Oregon State Capitol. Causa Oregon co-hosted the ceremony with USCIS in Salem which saved the new citizens a 100-mile round tri
Originally posted at Immigration Impact, a project launched in 2008 by the American Immigration Council to help shape and develop a rational conversation on immigration that shifts th
Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught this beautiful little hummingbird in the rain. His description: Raining this morning but this little male rufous didn’t seen to mind too much. I have lots of these little rufous hummers. I’m refilling two one quart feeders almost every day. Sometimes it’s [...]
June 13th, 2013
Week of June 13-20, 2013
I was raised in Oregon where people pride themselves on being different. I also have family living in Arcata, California. With these credentials I know a little something about people being weird. Question: Can those who elect to be non-conforming expect to be treated like everybody else? Answer: No. Why:
A deer crosses Adams Avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets in downtown Corvallis on Wednesday. If you thought you saw three young deer in the vicinity of downtown Corvallis on Wednesday, so…
Most Corvallis students stampeded for the exits Wednesday to begin summer vacations
Justin Biel’s work could force molecular biologists to rethink basics of protein structure
World War II warplanes land in Corvallis for two-day display
This rather nifty photo of a rather nifty old truck comes to us from guest photographer Tom Miller. He also chose the title, which I confess has me curious. I could have asked him, but then I would have had to delay posting this, and that would have made me sad. I prefer to be curious. Thanks, [...]
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin
The whirlwind that has taken the members of the Oregon State baseball team from the final out of Monday’s Corvallis Super Regional win over Kansas State to Wednesday’s practice before the trip…
June 12th, 2013
Blasted from the intertubes, you can find the Mover at his new digs.
2943.… or, The Old Man Mad About Art with Microsoft Excel.Seriously? He did this:
2943.When I was out pitcher-takin' yesterday, I explored a few features of my camera that I didn't use often. One of them is black-and-white.Parklane Park
Kara Hansen avoided student loans by thinking ahead, working hard and sticking to her strategy
Housing for more than 200 Oregon State University students will be going away at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
My initiation into the world of food was a San Francisco test kitchen.
This is a bit of the graffiti I found the other day underneath the bridge spanning the Santiam River along the southern border of town. I’m not trying to encourage graffiti, but this bit of it is cute.
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June 11th, 2013
2942.I'm very happy with the area of Portland I live in, even if it's not the fashionable, Portlandiable part.As a matter of fact, I think I'm happy with it because it's not fashionable.Recently I took advantage of a view point that I'd actua
This is too much.Fuck Godwin's Law.What kinda Nazi would ask an American citizen to refrain from advocating his or her beliefs? What kind of fucking Nazi would tell an American what are appropriate religious beliefs to advocate? What kind of mass-murdering, fucking Nazi IRS dickheads would soul-searc
A reminder when handling fish, particularly bigger fish: always wet your hands prior to handling the fish…handle the fish as little as possible when removing the barbless hook…whether immediately releasing or posing for a pic, keep the fish low to the water so if, as above, the fish propels itself out of yo
2941.From the world of letters and diaries, we have this gem: the ledger of F. Scott Fitzgerald.In a business ledger, between the years of 1919 and 1938, he laid it all out; what he earned since his leaving the Army, a record of his published fiction, the money he earned b
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Finally, a dogpile for the Oregon State baseball team.
Matt Boyd could easily have turned pro after being drafted last season.
Nora Palmtag, 63, pursues her collegiate dream
Dale Keene wasn’t ready for college the first time around.
These shoes hanging from the power and/or telephone lines in front of the Circle K convenience store on Washington St., near 3rd Ave. a few days ago. I wonder how many tries it took to get them to stay up there. I feel obligated to include a “do not try this at home” warning for those who may be [...]
June 10th, 2013
2940.Who says good handwriting counts for nothing any more?Whether you call it handwriting or the more archaic (and perhaps sexist) penmanship, handwriting seems to be a dying thing; we hear the dirges played constantly.This is unfortunate. Not only does
This week, TED’s summer conference, TEDGlobal 2013, kicks off in Edinburgh, Scotland. At TEDGlobal, the world’s innovators and thinkers gather to tell stories and share knowledge — it’s where disciplines and perspectives in business, technology, culture, and the arts merge and cross-pollinate, and
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this beautiful site of the International Space Station traveling overhead. His description: The space station made a pass over us Wednesday at 10:30pm. I shot several 20sec time exposures and this is one as it approached from the west. Even with the thin [...]
On June 1, 250 hanging flower baskets were quietly placed around downtown Corvallis. The placement of the baskets has been organized for nearly 20 years by the nonprofit Corvallis Flower Baske…
When you need to stave off elimination, coming up with back-to-back home runs is a pretty good way to start.
June 9th, 2013
HOLLYHOCK FOUND IN IRAQ NEANDERTHAL CAVE….SHANIDAR I can recall, as a child, my parents always had certain flowering plants in the yard (roses, fuchsia, foxgloves, azaleas and hollyhocks). I took a sample of seeds from my parents hollyhocks right before the property was sold off and put them into our garden. Now they
One man died and two other were injured in a vehicle crash Saturday night on Valley View Road S.E. near Jefferson