Monthly Archives: May 2011

Beautiful Obsolescence

I have made some progress on my enterprise story. I’ve done a background interview, I now know far more about type and typesetting than anyone who is not planning to become a type designer. It is a fascinating art that … Continue reading

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The Community Garden is a Happening Place

My enterprise story has progressed a little bit since my last post on Sunday. I haven’t been able to interview anyone else yet but I plan to next week. Hopefully the weather gets better and I can find gardeners in … Continue reading

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Trying to get the (soft)ball rolling

It’s still raining in the end of May, which has presented some challenges to my enterprise story about Eugene’s adult softball league. The softball season started last week, and every night I tried to go to a game to interview … Continue reading

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Colin Doin’ Work (Who got the Spike Lee reference?)

When I last updated the J-361 blog with my enterprise story progress, I laid out a detailed plan to write all about the Hawaiian culture in Eugene, as it relates to Ron’s Island Grill and Hawaiian Time (a restaurant on … Continue reading

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Check Point

The city of Eugene may be empty, but I guarantee that there are ten J361 students in town, who are busy at work on their laptops and in the Cinema Studies Lab (feel free to join me people). During week … Continue reading

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An Update, the Struggle Lessens

At this point I have my story somewhat more figured out. I am going to write my enterprise around the Trainsong neighborhood’s strategic neighborhood assessment and planning (SNAP) grant, which the city has given them to make improvements that achieve … Continue reading

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Enterprise Story

For my enterprise story I have been talking to the groomers at Oh My Dog! I had talked to Victoria Palmer several times and plan to do a question and answer with her. From there I found Wags, a pet … Continue reading

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Enterprise Story Update

My enterprise story is going to focus on Eugene’s adult softball league. Eugene’s athletic department administers the league through the recreation services department. Eugene fields 220 teams of 12 to 20 people each. There are some highly competitive teams, but … Continue reading

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Preparing for the week

I’m super excited to get started on my Enterprise story. I will be doing a nice piece on Executive Director of Sponsors Paul Solomon, and his role in Eugene’s fight against high recidivism rates. Solomon is a very interesting person … Continue reading

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The Struggle

So far, my enterprise project has been exactly what my title says: a struggle. More specifically, fine-tuning my topic into an actual story is proving harder than I imagined. The Trainsong neighborhood was recently chosen to be the pilot for … Continue reading

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