Although we still have some good weather to come and Summer isn’t over yet, after Labor Day it just feels like a natural transition is coming between the seasons.

This past week was like a time lapsed version of my Summer, sped up into one week with all of the highlights and joys … work, food, music, art and fishing.

This week I had late night dessert at Sweet Life on Monday to start the week, saw Mavis Staples and Bonnie Raitt at the Cuthbert on Wednesday, went to the First Friday Art Walk on Friday and fishing at Gold Lake on Sunday. This is what makes Eugene such a nice community to live and work in. It’s small enough to know a lot people, large enough that you don’t know everyone and is close enough to get to anything else you might want to find. It is a quality of life not afforded by many other places and I’m very fortunate to be able to do the work I enjoy so much in a community like this. I can count my blessings.

Summer 2012 is not officially over but when it is it will go into the books as a great one. I hope that your Summer was enjoyable, that your Fall be bountiful and your year is healthy, prosperous and fulfilling. See you in the Fall!!

Lawn seats at the Cuthbert, throw down a blanket, kick off your shoes and wiggle your toes … the show will eventually bring you out of your seat and to your feet .

Legend and legendary … Mavis and Bonnie rolling it back and rocking it hard.

The first stop of the First Friday Art walk with guest host Tina Rinaldi, Managing Director of the UO Arts & Administration Program and Co-Project Lead on the creation of Eugene A Go-Go.

Roller derby and art? Yes, but only in Eugene!

2012 Mayors Art Show at the Jacobs Gallery

What can I say? A short 65 mile drive to my place of solitude and inspiration, Gold Lake is chicken soup for my soul. I often find more answers of myself than I find fish, but that’s not to say that the fishing isn’t good.

Donald R. Dexter, Jr., DMD