Let’s face it – maintenance is not my strongest talent. That’s probably because I come from a family that never owned a home (landlords took care of maintenance) and that was rather on the academic side of life. Also, there are quite a few regulations what you are permitted to maintain or repair where and […]
If you are easily offended by the things I say, imagine the things I hold back.
Books. My wife Peg and I love books. Books are mere beyond entertainment. Books contain ideas and dreams . . . and invariably the relationships of people to their surroundings and possibilities. As a teenager in the late fifties, my parents owned a motel in Ponder’s Corner. It was a family-run business, so I always […]
Most readers are familiar with the Bermuda Triangle also known as the Devil’s Triangle.
Lakewood First Lions Club member Sally Saunders (left, below), was honored recently as a 20 year club member by Sharon Sikes, Zone 19C district governor.
Several years ago I was attending a meeting of my Rotary Club of Tacoma #8. I was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, and a blue sweater. My friend Jim Harris looked at me and said, “The Blue Boy, I presume?” I laughed and wondered out loud how many people today would even know the […]
Steilacoom awoke early last Sunday. People were putting up tents and canopies. Trucks were rolling in and out. Lafayette Street was busy long before dawn. And when daylight finally came around, all was ready for the crowds to come.
“Sitting down with Dorothy Wilhelm to record a podcast about The Suburban Times as the 2018 Lakewood Film, Art, Book Festival was coming to life, adds just one more square in the warm quilt that is our community.”
By Peg Doman. Tacoma Urban Sketchers are mounting their second exhibit this year at the Foss Waterway Seaport from October 16 through January 7, 2019. The theme of Sketching Tacoma and Beyond means that there will be pieces showing local waterways, other Tacoma sites and sites from around the region. Meet the artists at a […]
When the future of an industry depends on enticing (read ‘addicting’) the adults of the future – the youth of today – so what, right? As long as the bottom line is the top priority, then, whatever.
With articles in the Suburban Times, the articles are an open door for discussion . . . with a simple “comment” they become social media. If you read a article in the Seattle Times or The News Tribune, all you get is the story, although some readers react with a letter to the editor, it’s […]
Sometimes I wonder what it will be like when I’m a couple of decades older, my fingers not as nimble and my wrists not as strong as now. It usually happens when I’m fighting another packaging of something and I feel that either I am incapable or the package designer totally unempathetic. Also, it is […]