Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s 2015 book, The Mushroom at the End of the World, is simply one of the best academic works I have read in years. Tsing examines the matsutake mushroom–a prized food
Parts of the internet have gone crazy with the news that Oregon has loosened its law requiring a gas station employee to pump their gas, which many native Oregonians don’t really know how to do.
The good thing about doing research is finding awesome things for your writing. The bad thing is that research is kind of boring. Sometimes it’s really boring. So I amuse myself by tweeting abou
The reason I am based out of Oregon for the first half of my sabbatical is to work on a new book project on recent Northwest history. But the other reason is that I want to be in Oregon, my home state
In the aftermath of the 2016 elections, there’s been way too many articles trying to explain conservative white voters in terms of one issue. Did white people vote for Trump because they were ra
While I suppose democratic participation in urban planning is a good thing, in practice, it leads to a lot of situations like we are seeing in Eugene. Housing prices are skyrocketing there, yet basic
This is the grave of Abigail Scott Duniway. Born in 1834, in Illinois, Abigail Scott migrated with her family to Oregon in 1852, where she soon married Benjamin Duniway, a farmer who had recently migr
Above: Joseph Lane From a blogging perspective, this is a really good time for me to be on a research trip with limited internet access and blogging falling down the priority list below basically my t