I am an ad girl… 44 years of media born into my DNA. Every tv spot, radio spot, print ad, billboard, bus board, magazine… shopping bag and logo. The list goes on.
A voyeur of sorts, people-watching from afar. Why are they here? What are they buying, why? I am an ad girl.
Pinching myself more often than […]
Posts Categorized: Life
Book Review: How to Be an Antiracist
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 […]
Community spotlight: C & K Market’s efforts help protect customers, assist students
At Ray’s Food Place in Veneta and 37 other markets located in small communities throughout Oregon and northern California, customers can count on clean stores, a variety of safety features and – for students new to digital learning – excellent WiFi connections.
Clearly, this isn’t a typical time for any of us as the world deals […]
Local restaurants, farmers market adapt to social distancing
Find fresh Italian meals and locally grown produce at three CAWOOD favorites.
Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria and La Perla Pizzeria are now filling Eugene-area diners’ cravings, just like they did before the state’s social-distancing order – but with a twist.
All it takes to get fresh handmade fettucine, meatballs and Neapolitan-style pizza is a phone call. Then, customers […]
On International Women’s Day, young women set great example for all of us
As the mother of young kids I sometimes wonder who’s teaching who – because I learn as much from them as they do from me.
It’s a good reminder that it doesn’t always take time, experience or maturity to be able to offer wisdom in the world. On this International Women’s Day, just look at […]
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
In her book, “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World,” Melinda Gates traverses the globe highlighting the lives of women in the past and at present, in developing countries and in the U.S. She notes how giving them a voice – or hearing their voices – and making societal changes […]
Let’s talk about wildfire safety
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response
With the recent burning ban in effect throughout Lane County and last weekend’s 75-acre Dowens Fire near Cottage Grove, it’s clear that the time to talk about wildfire safety is right now.
Though, for Oregonians who suffered through two years of late-summer smoky, dangerously poor-quality air, it may always seem […]
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 […]