Monthly Archives: November 2009

Downtown Eugene: The Faces of Street Soccer

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Whiteaker Loses Papa.

I had heard that Papa, of Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen: Southern Style BBQ and Blues Joint, 400 Blair Blvd,  had passed away earlier in the week. I decided to stop by the kitchen and record the loss of a neighborhood … Continue reading

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Whiteaker: Beyond Blair Boulevard

This afternoon I meandered over to the Whiteaker for my neighborhood post. I’d read the Whit group’s blog posts, so I kinda had a feel for the neighborhood, plus read up about it on its Wikipedia page. Blair Boulevard is … Continue reading

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Downtown Neighborhood Exploration

Downtown Eugene doesn’t have too much to offer on a Sunday afternoon. Most of the stores downtown are closed all day on Sundays, and while the area still has some bars, restaurants, and coffee shops open, a number of them … Continue reading

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New Neighborhood: Jefferson Westside

As I drove down 11th avenue, I drove through the students and on to a more community based neighborhood, Jefferson Westside. The streets were fairly busy, and most of the streets and side streets were, too. There were houses in … Continue reading

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A Productive Evening in Cal Young

It’s Monday evening and I come home after a long, cold and fun day of kayaking. I strip out of my wetsuit, put on a pot of tea and place my numb fingers to the keyboard. I see an email … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon in Downtown Eugene — Jazz, Literature and, of course, Rain

Well, Megan and I learned the hard way that late Sunday afternoons are not the most exciting time to be in downtown Eugene. Most area businesses — even the coffee shops and restaurants — are already closed by 5:00, whether … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Switch

In case you’ve forgotten, the final neighborhood blog should be about the one your group chose in the lottery switch!

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Media as a Problem

We, the inkslingers, pen pushers, journos, whatever you want to call us, see ourselves as bringing news to the world. We see ourselves as providing a valuable service. We see ourselves as the good guys. Sometimes it seems though, too much … Continue reading

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“Being Duped” — don’t let this happen to you!

I was just reading an article from the Web Site http://www.stuffjournalistslike.com/ entitled “Being Duped,” which discusses the common journalistic problem of inaccurate and/or misleading sources. In the article, the writer says that journalists – while otherwise astute – can often … Continue reading

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