Who among us isn’t a racist? Not one person. By his own admission Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, is a racist. He engagingly weaves history and his personal story, noting that his parents raised him as a “racist, sexist, homophobe.”
Many of us say we are not racist. Kendi suggests that […]
Posts By: Liz Cawood
Let’s build community vision together
Building community vision through open inquiry. That’s City Club’s mission and has been since the beginning. It speaks to a place where all are welcome and can explore various opinions and options and seek a vision that strengthens our community.
It was a good idea in 1990. It’s still a good idea. Several early on decisions were especially important. One, […]
Great work makes us feel good!
We’re proud of the work we do at CAWOOD: creating and producing top-quality design, websites, research, writing, branding and campaigns for our clients.
And, yet, sometimes a project is especially gratifying because of the positive impact it will have on the lives of people in our communities.
Take some work we’re doing now that will help one of our […]
Chronic sleep deprivation a disservice to students
I had heard that middle and high school students need more sleep time and that their circadian rhythms would have them go to bed about 11 p.m. and wake up at 8 a.m. Most of them have to be at school or on a bus by then. Consider this: a century ago schools in our country […]
Book Review: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Walker starts out telling us that two-thirds of adults in all developed nations don’t sleep eight hours a night. What are the consequences? They include a compromised immune system, increased risk of cancer, becoming pre-diabetic – and that’s just a few of the dastardly things that can be prompted by lack of sleep.
I almost stopped reading […]
Book Review: Grit by Angela Duckworth
Subtitled, The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Duckworth’s Grit focuses on the importance of determination and direction in achieving world-class performance. Her years of research led her to note that innate talent has less to do with incredible achievement than does grit.
Quite simply, people who are highly accomplished are paragons of perseverance with an enduring passion. […]
Reflections after being named Eugene’s First Citizen
I’m Eugene’s First Citizen. I join a relatively short list of people who’ve helped shape our community. I feel proud and humble. I was honored at the Eugene Chamber’s Celebration of Business just a month ago.
So many people reached out to share my joy and say “thanks.” Flowers, plants, chocolate, hand-written notes, email and social media […]
Book Review: Alan Alda’s take on better communication
Some actors astound us with their performances, while others are lackluster. Wonder why?
A new book by Alan Alda, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?, underscores why getting into character requires communication skills.
You may recall that he did a TV series interviewing scientists. He realized that he wasn’t listening to […]
What we dream creates our tomorrows
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 […]
Community Spirit Abounds Here
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 […]