Elaine Rohse

"Rohse Colored Glasses:" Reflections on history and home life.

Rohse: Will history become buried in clutter of sports’ record data?

I worry a bit about two things that are foolish to be concerned about because I can do nothing about them. The first of these has to do with a person who has a body that is not tailored to the purposes ...

Rohse: Marking the words: ‘Education is something to live with, not on’

I want you to ask yourself two questions: “What is an education? And am, I, myself ‘educated?’” You don’t have to tell anyone your answers. This is just to satisfy yourself. Rohse ...

Rohse: The business of predictions will always have a future

Every one makes predictions. I predict that the Blazers will beat the Lakers. You may predict that it will rain tomorrow. Every one predicts. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...

Rohse: Let’s not get so big we squeeze out small traditions of caring

When I see on television the riots on the streets, the wanton destruction of property: broken windows, bashed in doors, one group battling another, I wonder if our country has grown up too fast. Rohse ...

Rohse: Hanson, D.C.? The story of our nation’s pre-president

What a shocker it would be if you picked up tomorrow’s newspaper and a blaring headline announced evidence George Washington was not our first president. About the only thing that could come as ...

Rohse: Home ec rules: no dishwashing parties or deep-cleaning bird cages

I hate to admit it but when it comes to home economics, I am an illiterate ignoramus. Perhaps that was because of my early concept of home ec. I thought it mainly referred to being a good cook and having ...

Rohse: Dracula: Man or monster?

A few weeks ago when some of us were having a delightful dinner and interesting conversation, a male guest asked, “Can any of you tell me whether Count Dracula was just fictional, or was he a living, ...

Rohse: An immune system trained for long-distance endurance

I know nothing about medicine and, of course, I am not a doctor. If I were, I would like to undertake a research project pertaining to immune systems. That interest goes back to when I was a second grader ...

Rohse: Walker a faithful companion

Last week, a friend asked what I was writing about this week. I told her I was writing about walkers — but not the kind of walkers that use two legs to walk — rather, it was about those devices ...

Rohse: The gift of growing up in the Great Depression

Editor’s note: This column was originally published in 2005. Our parents gave us many things: food, shelter, love, shoes, a dollhouse, roller skates, a love of reading. But their biggest gift to ...

Rohse: Oregon still offers bounty, generosity

In a recent column, I recounted Oregon’s negative aspects. I mentioned that I would try to make amends by stressing positive things about our state in an upcoming column. Today, I detail some of ...

Rohse: Beyond coins and paper bills

Around the world some weird kinds of currency have cropped up. They vary from giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in Italy to a strange “currency” popular among drug dealers and their ...

Rohse: Road trips, and a room with a view

Homer and I both loved to travel and our first goal after we were married was to visit each of the 48 states, with Hawaii and Alaska to follow. But we also wanted to save money and buy a house. We did, ...

Rohse: Pleasures of camping made hassles bear-able

As summer is a comin’, I’m reminded of how in yesteryear we would have by now been planning camping trips. Ours was not a luxurious type of camping, but rather a low-brow kind. Our tent required ...