The Zoo Guy

The Zoo Guy

Vic Hariton is “the Zoo Guy”. He has worked at the New York City Zoo and most recently at the Austin City Zoo. He shares his reflections. He primarily worked with big cats, and will share stories of some “wild” experiences. Vic has a heart for...
Highway Blues by Carl Falsgraf

Highway Blues by Carl Falsgraf

Carl Falsgraf was a researcher and educator for 30 years, then, at the age of 55, left his prestigious and well-paying job to chart the last third of my life. “I lived in the back of a 1999 Toyota pickup truck for seven weeks, traveling alone 11,231 miles across...

Serving as a Judge in Kosovo

Retired Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jim Hargreaves recently returned to Eugene after spending a year as a member of the judiciary in Kosovo under an agreement between the Kosovo government and the European Union. He worked as both a trial court judge and a judge...

A Pageant Girl’s Life

Joelle R. Goodwin, Mrs. Oregon 2009 discussed why and how she got involved in pageants, what she has learned from them and why she remains involved with the pageant community. Highlights from Mrs. Oregon’s presentation: Joelle grew up watching Miss America...