Having commenced my quest to become a writer back in November of 2010, I am certain my long-term readers would agree that as I push toward 400 published articles, I have written about a wide variety of subjects. Some topics were political. Some topics were comical. Some were personal. Some were supportive of our citizens, […]
Submitted by Don Doman In the 1950s it seemed to snow every winter. Not just a light dusting, but inches. Snow was always fun. I think every car carried chains. My father had an old Jeep station wagon. It had once been maroon and tan (to give it the “woody” affect), but he spray painted […]
Submitted by Don Doman Sunday morning before the rains came to clear the smokey air, our six person breakfast crew headed down to Hawks Prairie. Our plans were for food first and then a nature walk along the Nisqually Delta.
Submitted by Don Doman When I was a child my mother insisted on purchasing a piano. My dad was against it and he would bring up this expense in arguments throughout their marriage. At the time I didn’t understand what my mother must have gone through to stand up to my father. It wasn’t even […]
Submitted by Richard Dorsett “The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don’t know.” Sherman Alexie – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian There’s a scene I enjoy in Kevin Macdonald’s film The Last King of Scottland, in which the young Dr. Nicholas Garrigan chooses where in the […]
Submitted by Susanne Bacon “I would love to travel there!” How often do I hear this after I have just let somebody know that I am from Germany?! Believe me: almost weekly and mostly from people of working age. I never ask why they don’t simply do it. I have long realized that there is […]
Submitted by Don Doman I was late for coffee with my friend Dick Dorsett, but I stopped to take this shot of a broken and bent bicycle wheel and inner tube in the alley by the Bluebeard Coffee Roasters on Sixth Avenue anyway. Dick lives in North Tacoma, just a block or two from the […]
“Wait Until Dark,” the heart-bounding, breath-catching, psycho-drama penned by Frederick Knott, is the 79th Season opener for the Lakewood Playhouse. Knott, who also authored “Dial M for Murder,” is known for his complex, crime-related plots. This griping tale lives up to the dramatist’s reputation.
Submitted by Don Doman “We are a comfort food restaurant located within the historic Bair Drug & Hardware building, in beautiful Steilacoom, WA. First and foremost, we are a living museum. When you walk through our doors, you step back in time. Our walls are lined with relics and photos from the early 1900’s, our […]
Submitted by Don Doman Looking out my office window I saw son Patrick arrive to pick me up for golf. He stepped out of his truck and seconds later said, “Whoa, muggy!” It was Friday morning about 10:45 near Point Defiance. He was right. Seventy degrees and air heavy with the need for rain to […]