Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle
On December 25, 2012, we published a story titled Pierce Transit Fights Obesity.
Being community minded and wanting to be a part of the solution to American obesity, Pierce Transit experimented with installing exercise bikes at their bus stop test sights.
It turns out that most bus riders do not like exercise and are actually quite slothful.
Hey, I miss you guys. My last article appeared in the June 17, 2014, Suburban Times. We have not shared one single Westside Story since.
I know some of you have been searching the obituaries for my name. Others thought I might be doing some hard prison time. There was even talk of putting my photo on milk cartons. My most loyal reader thought putting my photo on beer cans might be more effective. [Read more...]
Just yesterday, I was having coffee with my pal, Jimmy at the Black Bear in Lakewood. Jimmy commented, “Joe, you are a Life Coach.” I guess Jimmy is right. Marrium-Webster’s definition of Life Coach is, “an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems. The word was first used in 1986.”
One dark evening this summer I was hanging out on the covered patio at a Chincoteague Island, Virgina motel, which reminded me of a scene out of that classic 1942 movie staring Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca. As I sat there under the whirling ceiling fans, I met a 67 year old woman named Jacqueline.
Recently I spotted a thought provoking sign and was compelled to take a photo which I have attached below.
Back in 1949 when I was only 6 years old, a miracle was taking place inside our house. We were one of the first families in the neighborhood to buy a black and white TV. We loved our new fangled gadget with the tin foil wrapped around the top of the rabbit ears antenna.
From my observation, Dave Anderson and I have a lot in common. We both suffer from verbosity and redundancy. I fight it all the time in my own writing.
I wish to focus on one of Mr. Anderson’s recent articles written May 25, 2014, and titled Letter: City Committee Openings – Robots May Apply. [Read more...]
All it took was one enterprising East Coast scientist to crush our US oil dependency. He thought outside the box or I should say, outside the oil barrel.
I have included some actual scientific video leaked from the Delaware Test Site. Roll the film and you will get a solid idea what our work commute will look like in the future.
I have attached a photo of a sign I spotted recently while visiting the Lakewood Towne Center Starbucks located at 6040 Main St SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499 T: 253-588-9404. The photo provides for an exciting invitation and opportunity. [Read more...]