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Independence Day & Bodies in Space

Posted on July 7, 2023

Independence Day went like a fast-moving bottle rocket, without the bottle or the rocket for me. The day started with the annual Butte-to-Butte 10k road race that takes people from the south end of town to the north, running between the boundaries of the two buttes: Spencer and Skinner. This year, rather than run, I volunteered as a “course marshal,” where I stand with a stop sign to block a cross street and prevent cars from crossing the route. I enjoyed seeing many people I knew and cheering them on. Then last evening, I had the chance to attend the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field with seats on the finish line. It was a fun solo evening, but talking with…

Mid-June 2023

Posted on June 16, 2023

Mid-June finds me completing another academic year, running in a trail series on Thursday nights, and planning some summer fun. Plus, Jonah is on the front page of the local news. Running the Output Room, where we print posters, is always an adventure. This year we had one printer break, and the newer ones had to step it up to keep things running, as did the student employees. All in all, it was a good week. A group from Portland, the Northwest Dirt Churners, makes the two-hour drive south to put on trail races at Mt. Pisgah each Thursday in June. I signed up for the series and have enjoyed every race so far. They range in distance from three miles to eight miles…

Holiday, counseling, & translation

Posted on December 8, 2022

A few photos from the past few days: tree is acquired and up. We always wait until after Nora’s birthday, so on Sunday the 4th we headed out to a local tree farm and found this one. It’s big and “poofy,” as the word in the house would say. On campus the other day on a Facilities small truck I saw a sign with emojis – it was a small shout out to the UO Counseling Center. Well done! Zoomed: Today I met up with pal Alisa, a professor of Japanese Studies. She is just about to head there next week, as a matter of fact. We looked at the menus on the Lumix GM-1 (well, she looked and gave some rough interpretation). Alisa’s…