Archive for February, 2004

Truly Quiet Nights

Sunday night, 10:20pm, I walk about downtown Corvallis along the riverfront. The air is still and cool with a light lingering mist. I relish each deep breath of timelessness. Not a single person is to be seen or heard. My light footsteps tap quietly on the wet sidewalk. Crickets chirp, the river flows… and yet [...]

Fast Food Nation

After waiting in line for about a month at the library, I finally got my hands on “Fast Food Nation”. I’m about 3 chapters in and so far the history, background, and pop-culture defining elements of the fast food phenomenon has definitely been fascinating. However, the underlying business practices and social repercussions discussed thus far [...]