|I cannot live without books. -Thomas Jefferson||Reading Lists|
|Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg||Quotes|
Flora of the Pacific Northwest, by Hitchcock and Cronquist, is an excellent dichotomous key of indigenous Pacific Northwest flora. It served as one of my texts for a class in Systematic Botany at Oregon State University, which I feared would be deathly dull (and so proved the lectures), but the laboratory turned out to be a memorable journey of exploration. The laboratory setting? The Great Outdoors.
My wife Cindy, for as long as I have known her, has gladly shared her artistic temperament. Â She is an accomplished singer, painter, and decorator, and has adorned our lives with the beauty of her creations, some evanescent, many more corporeal.
While doing some spring cleaning, Cindy came across some discrete milestones ofÂ our courtship, perhaps a short and selective history of Cindy’s path to my heart, assisted by her pal Snoopy.
My brother Peter was pictured in the Eugene Register-Guard newspaper highlighting a program he is running for students trying to improve their grades through self-discipline and efficiency skills. The picture shows Peter and two of his students, Demetrious Wiggins and Antonio Thomas in his freshman Advancement Via Individual Determination, (AVID) class at South Eugene High School.