What we dream creates our tomorrows

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How true! That’s what we’re doing at CAWOOD right now. We’re in the throes of a massive remodel – interior walls, ceilings, flooring are all gone. We dream of a more collaborative space with lots of room and flexibility – big tables for collaboration, sitting areas for casual conversations, places to reflect, and a deck for gathering and enjoying being outside.
One of the things […]

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Community Spirit Abounds Here

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One thing we don’t lack for in the Eugene-Springfield area is a commitment to make life better for everyone who lives here. Two upcoming events we’re helping promote underscore just how we do that:
You Play. Children Win: Get Tickets for The Great Rotary Raffle
It’s that simple. You buy a book of raffle tickets (25 for $125) and the money goes to help five incredible […]

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Is it copying or is it learning?

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When I was in Yachats recently, I saw a display of work by pre-school children who were recreating a couple of works by great Masters – Van Gogh and Picasso. At first, I was impressed by how well they did. Then, I realized that I often hear people say, “I could have created that.” It’s easy to replicate, yet harder to fashion an original […]

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Color energizes and connects us

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I like to capture the seasons in my home. This weekend, I was bringing out glass balls to catch spring’s light (the weather was wonderful!) tucking dappled wooden eggs in baskets, and putting away an evergreen tree theme that hung around after the Holidays. I realized that this new color palette was energizing and by making fewer than a dozen changes, I had reset […]

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One biker’s view on texting in traffic and running red lights

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I ride my bike everyday in and around Eugene, pedaling through traffic in the rain and fog over dimly lit streets. I look into the faces of people riding bikes and driving cars, and I see trouble in the streets.
Far too many people are using their phones and texting while driving. And judging by what I see, it is not a safe practice. According […]

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Slow down – you’ll get more done

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Lots of people took some down time over the recent holidays, and now they feel like they have to shift into overdrive. We tend to live our lives in clumps: load up on rest, work an 80-hour week, do all our exercise on the weekend, overindulge in a spectacular night out, starve for the rest of the week. That yo-yo existence isn’t good for […]

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Winter Solstice 2015

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Sun lovers will celebrate the arrival of the Winter Solstice on December 22, because our dark days start to slowly become longer and lighter. Most of us will agree, bring on the light! This is the season when animals hibernate and nature sleeps, we humans tend to turn inward as well. Solstice marks the time to celebrate the light and to get moving again!
Here […]

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Flood the streets with art!

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Are you up for a random act of kindness the day after Thanksgiving? For the third year, Scott Wong, an artist in Wisconsin, is encouraging people to make an art piece and leave it in a public place for someone to find, pick up, take home and love. Let’s see how much art and love we can flood into our Eugene/Springfield community!
Last year, more […]

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Color = brand essence

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Did you know that when people look at a logo, the color is what they remember most? Research (Color Matters) shows that over 80 percent of visual information is related to color. And, recently, more lawsuits are seeking to protect distinctive colors that are strongly associated with a brand, which further underscores the importance of color. Clearly, color is a brand’s essence because it […]

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Mobile-friendly sites do better

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Has the traffic to your website declined? If you said “yes,” it could be that you’re being penalized by Google search engine rankings because your site isn’t mobile-friendly.
Besides being mobile-friendly for search, you also want to be where your customers are. Now, more than 60 percent of all searches are made on a mobile device. Plus, responsive sites give the viewer the best […]

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