Providence Bridge Ride 2014

Sunday was the 19th annual Providence Bridge Pedal Ride in Portland and you couldn’t have asked for a better morning. The ride was 18,000 strong with the Healthy ‘n Fit pediatric weight management program this year being the beneficiary. Healthy ‘n Fit is an 8-week weight management program designed for young people ages 8 to… Read More

Oil Pulling

A patient last winter asked me if I was familiar with “oil pulling” and I confessed that I had not heard of it or knew anything about it. She shared with me that it had been recommended as a regimen that potentially had many therapeutic benefits. My interest was piqued and I did some homework… Read More

A Dentist’s Dentist

I had the misfortune of cracking the root of one of my teeth, which meant that the tooth needed to be extracted. It really wasn’t something that I wanted to have done, but if you need to have it done then you want it done by the best. We have the good fortune of having … Read More

“A Picture Perfect Year”

The 2013 art program in my office was a year of photography, aptly titled “A Picture Perfect Year.” It was an amazing year of quarterly exhibits featuring 7 great local photographers, and for a couple of them their first public showing The artist reception and open house tonight kicked off the final exhibit of 2013,… Read More

Summer Art

July, August and September marks the 3rd photographic exhibit of the 2013 office photography shows. The photographers, Chrissie Laing and Paula Goodbar, both bring a lot of talent, enthusiasm and difference in perspectives, which is evident in their work.  Their photographs are on display  through September so stop in and check it out if you… Read More

John and Caprial … Oh my!

Cook’s Pots & Tabletops really provided a great class this evening with John and Caprial Pence bringing a taste of Spain to Eugene. I have attended a few cooking classes and I have to say that this is one of the best in all regards. The instruction was great and the food was even better.… Read More

Inspiration From Genius

On a recent trip to Chicago I had the fortunate opportunity to go to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park. I have always admired Frank Lloyd Wright and have found inspiration from the expression of his philosophy and values evident in his work. There is no detail too small was one… Read More

Cold Weather Comfort Food

With an almost full moon on a clear Monday night and the temperature hovering around 38, it was a perfect night to take the easy option for a warm and satisfying dinner at Toshis Ramen. Ramen is becoming a new comfort food with culinary efforts elevating it way beyond the Top Ramen that many of… Read More

2013 Movies, Books, Music and … More

2013 is going to be an amazing year of personal and professional growth and development for me. Along the way I intend to continue to experience the things that I personally enjoy and in addition I plan to watch 52 movies in the theater, purchase 52 CD’s of newly discovered music and to read 24… Read More

First Quarter Art Show

The 2013 Art Program will focus on photography, “2013 A Picture Perfect Year”, and will feature two photographers for each quarterly show. The first show of the year features two great artists, Katsu Shibata, “New Works and Old Favorites”, and Roka Walsh, “Ephemeral Nature”.  An open house/artist reception was hosted on January 14th and I… Read More