Posted on March 16, 2023
Lately a lot has been going on and I’ve just been going it seems. A few photos from this past week including bike issues, coffee geeking out with Professor Duff, a few posters being printed, and a stop at the Hayward Field museum on a walk . . .
Shifting suddenly became intermittent and then I discovered why. Currently riding a “fixie,” which still gets me from point A to point B. Repair will come soon enough . . .
Architecture Professor Stephen Duff brought his studio class his coffee aficionadoness and I was invited. It was pretty super to learn a bit and taste some really good coffees. Measured in grams, filtered water in use, and an exact temperature water were all in play. Just lovely.
Stephen is a super fella. He loaned me his guitar for a month while mine was in the shop getting tuned up. He teaches an engineering class called, “Structures” that brain-warps some of the architecture students, but is always there for them. I’m glad to know him. And I learned a lot about coffee!
It’s “Review Week” in the College of Design. For non-design students it’s “Finals Week,” but finals here involve a lot of presentations of designs to groups of others. They are stress filled and intense for many. One of my jobs is managing the large-format print shop, our “Output Room.” Staffed by a crew of amazing young adults, it’s a super week to get to spend time with them as we print from 9:00 am to 2:00 am each day on four large-format printers. That stack of paper tags on the printer above? Each poster has a tag so we can keep track of the posters. An enjoyable part of this week is seeing the designs that the students have put together as they emerge from the printers . . .
I stepped outside today for a bit to catch one of the first sunny days in a good while and stopped at the Hayward Museum, just inside Hayward Field. I’d like to spend more time there at some point, but I did want to keep moving outside. Eugene is known as Tracktown USA for a reason and this is it. Running is just simply standard here. In this image, it’s a quote from one of the well known track coaches, Bill Bowerman and set on the wood from the original Hayward Field.