Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle Chapter I – Gold Nugget Ring In 1966 my future wife and I decided to spend the money required to buy a wedding band for me. It was a lot of money and we did not have a lot of money, but since we planned to marry only once, […]
Story & Photo by Joseph Boyle I have a metal sign hanging in my office. The sign’s message is succinct and yet shares a powerful message, “KINDNESS 365”. Let me share two stories with you to demonstrate how “KINDNESS 365” is a wonderful life-enhancing concept.
Story and Photos by Joseph Boyle On November 29, 2011 at about 8:30 a.m. I met my good friend, Skip Miller, inside the Forza Coffee Shop located at 11401 Steele St, Tacoma, Washington. We met at this particular location because it was inside this same coffee shop, just two years ago, that four of our […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum That sweaty-palmed gambler recently identified as having cheated his kids out of their Christmas presents isn’t to be found in the police lineup; rather it’s the state itself, proposing to expand their predatory market. So let’s gamble.
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle BAD NEWS HEADLINE! “First Baptist Church of Lakewood buys old Lakewood Police Station.” The building is located at 5504 – 112th St SW, Lakewood, Washington, between Gravelly Lake Dr SW and Bridgeport Way SW, right next door to First Baptist Church. Earlier news accounts made it look like First […]
The hours of operation for Kimberly’s Cafe are Monday 7am-3pm, Tues-Thurs 7am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 7am-9pm and Sun 7am-3pm. A previous post reported them incorrectly. Thank you and have a wonderful day.
There’s something significantly special about the mere mention of home at this time of year that strikes an empathetic cord, strums the emotional heart strings and replays the melody of childhood memories. Whether it’s Bing Crosby’s famous rendition of the most requested song at Christmas U.S.O.’s – when the soldiers of World War II learned […]
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle Do you remember when we were school kids and our teachers made us write book reports? My sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Alba Greenfield, required her students write book reports. I loved Mrs. Greenfield, but she was unreasonable when it came to book reports. That’s right, she required that we […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum “Building trust in government” – the concern raised in the last paragraph of Lakewood City Manager Andrew Neiditiz’s column in the fall “Lakewood Connections” recently delivered to mailboxes throughout the city – is placed here in the first paragraph since the topic of trusting government merits discussion of highest importance given […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle Back in February 1986, a quarter century ago, I took the attached black and white photograph (above). In 2011, I took the attached color photograph (below).
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle Have you seen the campaign signs? The first sign tells us to vote “YES” on Prop 1, and it points to lots more information at www.fix911.org. For a clear understanding of why most fire fighters and police officers are supporting Prop 1, please review two items on the website: […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum What character are you going to be for Halloween – monster, vampire, witch, werewolf, ghost, or just a regular creep? How about going as “truth” or “(environmental) justice”? The truth – about how Camp Murray’s gate could have been permitted by City of Lakewood staff to be relocated in such a […]