Posts from the “eugene” Category

Snowy run

Posted on March 5, 2023

In Eugene, we live at an elevation of about 450 feet above sea level. It’s not very high up. However, just down the trail from us is the Ridgeline Trail System, that can take you up to 2000 feet above sea level. It is one of my favorite places to run around here and access is not far from our house. I woke up today to snow on the ground and a running friend and I decided to go out anyways. We headed into the South Hills, up onto the Ridgeline Trail and to the top of Mt. Baldy where the photos below were taken. It was a lovely morning to be out (well, I like this kind of weather – I know it…

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…

Ditch Market Saturday

Posted on December 5, 2022

Went to the “Ditch Market” on Saturday where many local artists were sharing their creations. I picked up a Handy Bag and some other items as well. Tom and Leslie used to run a company called Archival Clothing which made bags, totes and backpacks. Their stuff is / was super – made in the USA, canvas and waxed canvas materials. The bags I have of theirs are in constant use. Tom and Leslie now run a smaller operation called Handy Bags and, again, the quality is exceptional and I am grateful to use their totes. More images from the market day on Leslie’s Instagram. Hannah has an office one floor above mine in the College of Design and this is her work. It’s cloth…


Posted on October 23, 2022

Got up early today to start my run at 5:30 am out at Mt. Pisgah. This is the Howard Buford Arboretum and I usually run one side, down the other and back to the top, which I did today. I got up before sun up on the first summit and then made it back for the image below. It was a beautiful morning – starting with hooting owls and yipping coyotes and then this: