HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Christmas Eve on the Periwinkle Bikepath

Written December 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What’s better on Christmas Eve than a quick bike ride through town, including a short jaunt on a segment of Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath?


What Christmas looks like …

Written December 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

… depends on where you are on Christmas Eve and on our point of view. What Christmas Eve looked like in the country (on Stellmacher Drive) …


Christmas Eve, and another flat

Written December 24th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

There are better things to think about on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, but as I’m sitting by the side of a Southern Oregon road with a wheel in my hands, I’m wondering about this: What is it in the cosmic scheme of things that causes sharp little bits of steel and slivers of glass to find […]


And now — Merry Christmas!

Written December 24th, 2012 by

For weeks now people have been wishing each other “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” or some such thing. The phrase has become as common a “Have a nice day” and sounds about as sincere. I realize that people mouthing the words mean well, or at least they don’t mean to be a nuisance. Still, you’d […]

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