Written on Sep, 07, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

Well, my site got hacked and I had to update my theme (Thanks, Greg, for all your work!). This “new” look is only temporary. I’m looking for a new theme and it will come shortly. Meanwhile, everything else should still be here. Enjoy!

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Written on Dec, 10, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

  This view shows the front entrance area with the powder room door and stairway to the upstairs. We carried the galvanized theme inside with the stair handrails and window blinds. White color throughout allows us to use zero VOC paint. Energy-efficient windows and insulation as well as air sealing keep utility bills low. Nine-foot ceilings add to the spacious …

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Written on Dec, 09, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment

Come with me as I take you on a tour of our Greenway Townhouses. Located at 785 River Road in Eugene, Oregon, we built an 11-apartment project on a previously-developed site. As you can see in this photo, each apartment has its own private south-facing courtyard. Durable materials such as galvanized siding and concrete patios add to the low-maintenance exteriors. …

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Written on May, 26, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

Osama bin Laden is alive and living in Palm Springs. It’s true. It’s been over two months since I posted here. We’ve been very busy at work, for which I am grateful. But as I sit here on this Memorial Day weekend Saturday morning, a few recent Facebook posts have prompted this addition to my blog. This one may be …

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Written on Mar, 17, 2012 by in | Leave a comment

I’ve never really been a Woody Allen fan. But I saw the first Woody Allen movie that I liked the other evening. Midnight in Paris was a splendid movie. Entertaining, creative, fresh. Overall, very well done. The main character Gil (played by Owen Wilson), travels through time and meets various famous artists and writers. So what does that have to …

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Written on Jan, 02, 2012 by in | 3 Comments.

I’ll occasionally get into a discussion about how much more it costs for compact fluorescent lamps. Or solar. Or electric cars. Or extra insulation in our homes. Or Fair Trade chocolate and coffee (life-essentials). And while it often can become an interesting discussion, it can also become frustrating. Frustrating because we don’t seem to be able to look beyond the …

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Written on Dec, 19, 2011 by in | 2 Comments.

I’ve been watching the political fray lately and, especially the Republican race for the Presidential nomination. To start out this post, let me say I voted for Obama in 2008. In fact, I left the Republican Party so I could vote for him in my state’s primary and already have decided to vote for him in 2012. So now that …

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Written on Dec, 03, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

I promised to outline some of my opinions in this second part of OWS. So, here they are. I ended my last post talking about how we spend so much time dismissing others’ opinions, that we don’t listen. Our culture has lost the art of listening. We post diatribes on our Facebook page or letters to the editor or bumper …

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Written on Nov, 27, 2011 by in | 1 Comment.

Occupy Wall Street. #OWS. Just those three words (or letters) stirs an incredible amount of emotion in people these days. I recently shared a picture showing the contrasts (and similarities) of legal and illegal, mob and normal on my Facebook page. As you all know, I’m one who likes to “stir the pot” and get a good discussion going. This …

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Written on Nov, 18, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

Editor’s Note: I posted this almost a year ago today. The Egan Warming Centers will be activated for the first time this year tonight, November 18. I received such positive feedback from the original post, I thought it warranted a repeat. I’ve not seen Mary S. since that cold November evening in 2010, but here is her story again: ——————————————————– …

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