A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What they mean by ‘failure’s no option’

Written February 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

This combination of questions and response was a fitting ending, it seemed to me, to a long day of failing to get a cable problem solved online and over the phone.

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Now and then, on the horizon there’s light

Written February 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

I took this photo a month ago on Oak Grove Drive in North Albany. No particular reason except I liked the light trying to get through the darkness on this soggy winter afternoon.

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And, after the ice, back on the bike…

Written February 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The day after our Saturday midnight ice storm, I’m riding the bike through a cold Albany drizzle while waiting for the power to come back on at home. And I’m thinking about what if any conclusions can be drawn.

Freezing rain and greenhouse gases

Written February 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

While we’re having an ice storm in the Albany area and much of western Oregon, this might be a good time to think about what the state government has in mind for us in terms of our ability to get around, or to keep warm if we stay home.

And now for a different, uh, topic

Written February 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you live on a popular dog-walking route, you may from time to time have to face this: Rather than carrying their dogs’ biowaste production home, people have dropped it in your trash can as they passed.

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Group wants Hazelwood Park for tiny houses

Written February 10th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Creating Housing Coalition has been looking for land to build a village of tiny houses in Albany, and they think they have found just the spot: Hazelwood Park.

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More middle housing: Some have doubts

Written February 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany is working on changing its development code to allow more “middle housing” as demanded by the legislature, but some on the city council doubt that it’s a good idea or that it’ll work.

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