Archive for September, 2006

At a cafe on the grounds of a gallery

Friday, September 29th, 2006


Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Stopped by the Ethnographers conference yesterday to say hi to Grant McCracken. He was the keynote speaker and had lots of interesting layers to his talk –but I was particularly captured by his idea of ‘Ghostliness.’
Ghostliness is that feeling ethnographers and researchers get after spending 36 of the last 40 days listening to [...]

10 Speed Cafe

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

I’m here in Hood River visiting my Dad and I found yet another new cafe. This one is based on bikes -with various interesting black and white photos including one of Italians lighting up cigarettes while racing.
And these stools. How great are these?:

They also had this cool new way of serving coffee called [...]

Dilbert’s 2 cents

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

While I’m on the subject

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Since Mom died, I’ve had extra great customer service -especially from all of the places I’ve had to call to cancel her subscriptions. Even the 20 something guy at the cable company squeezed out an awkward ’sorry for your loss’ -it was very sweet. Of course I realize that this is a special circumstance but [...]