Submitted by Don Doman Some people tend to go for the least expensive solution available for them to get the things done. I remember watching an old Jack Benny TV program. Benny was known as a penny-pincher. In his opening scene he boasted of buying a beautiful handmade suit from Hong Kong. He then welcomed […]
This is not your thank-you letter to our many, many sponsors. That will come later. This is just a heads up that this Tuesday evening, 6 p.m., the Crushers will take on the mighty Mariners (no, not those Mariners) at Clover Park High School (behind the admin. building).
Submitted by Don Doman In the early days of Tacoma, people entertained themselves and their neighbors with private concerts in their homes, or local churches. Often the concert produced a profit, which was given back to the community. These concerts are still going on. The Rotary Club of Tacoma #8, one of the oldest Rotary […]
Submitted by Don Doman Looking at the future of driver-less technology, many people envisage robotic cars serving as chauffeurs in the daily commute, enabling passengers to be more productive and to feel relaxed on their way to their respective jobs. The reality is that we have a long way to go to achieve that dream. […]
Submitted by Don Doman Perhaps, in the future we’ll move through time and space via electronic pulses, but currently we still transport over the ground or through the air. I’m a member of the Transportation Club of Tacoma. I have nothing to do with transportation, although I do have one marketing client that provides maintenance […]
Submitted by Don Doman I’ve got a flash drive that resembles a miniature gold bar. If you saw it on the street you would probably pick it up and think this was your lucky day. Someone could have lost it, however in today’s world the more likely scenario might have you plugging it in to […]
Submitted by Don Doman Soroptimist International of Tacoma recently awarded three worthy local women for living their dreams. Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Throughout history women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their […]
Submitted by Don Doman With the recent world-wide cyber attack, we all need to be more aware of potential problems that could not only cost us money, but embarrass us and those we try to protect and assist. On May 20th, National Public Radio presented the story of Cancer Services of East Central Indiana, a small […]
Submitted by Don Doman 148 years after the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the state of California officially recognized the efforts of the 12,000 Chinese who helped built it. Those workers followed the 40,000 Chinese who came to America during the “Gold Rush” days of the 1840s and 50s. California state Assembly member Evan Low […]
Submitted by Don Doman Recently, the Seattle Times business staff reported on the upswing on Seattle area rentals touting air conditioning to attract new renters. The Times writes, “As Seattle summers keep getting hotter and hotter, a once-unthinkable perk for renters here had become more commonplace: air conditioning.” Degrees of warmth vary little from the […]
Submitted by Don Doman The annual Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation dinner was a huge success in both monies raised and people taking part in the festivities. Initial figures show two hundred attendees and nearly twice the revenue of previous events. The May 6th dinner held at the Ming Palace featured excellent Cantonese courses served family […]
The year was 1950. I was a seven-year-old first grader when I experienced my first suicide. A 6-year-old female classmate’s father rented a motel room near our grade school and killed himself.