It takes a special kind of place to resist the urge towards self-preservation. In 1877, the newly-established town of Junction City, Oregon voted down a proposed tax to pay for the establishment of a local fire brigade and the purchase of a fire engine. Just months later, a fire started in the local general store and spread down the main… Read More >
Cottage Grove, Oregon is one of those old mining and timber towns that time really has forgotten. Surrounded by mud-track trailer parks, it’s four-block downtown is dominated by century-old Oddfellows lodges and barber shops. The town pride is displayed in mural across brick- Buster Keaton gripping the front of a steam engine in the universally-panned 1926 silent film The General…. Read More >
One of the ways that I think about the natural world and our daily lives is in the context of public outdoor spaces and wild lands. I wonder about the vitality of these places, if and how they are being used. So, on a rainy winter day I spread out a local map and begin ticking off the parks I’ve… Read More >
- No Man’s Land Women’s Adventure Film Festival 13th Mar 2017 6:30:pmNo Man’s Land Film Fest is coming to Mountain Shop! Join us for a panel discussion on “Feminism and the...
- Our Voices Our Bodies open Mic 7th Mar 2017 7:00:pmRuby reads from new work at the Our Bodies Our Voices event at Tsunami Books https://www.facebook.com/events/638696119664188/
- Benefit for Tsunami Books 4th Mar 2017 1:00:pmRuby joins a host of local writers at a day-long event to benefit Tsunami Books http://www.tsunamibooks.org/
- Nonfiction Author Panel- Barnes and Noble, Eugene, Oregon 25th Feb 2017 2:00:pmJoin a panel of local nonfiction authors for an afternoon discussion of writing and process. https://www.facebook.com/events/1201186749966593/