“Aren’t you homesick? What about Germany do you miss most?” These are probably the questions I’ve been asked most often after coming over here. And I almost feel like a traitor when I reply “No” and “Nothing”. In the age of lightfast communication and worldwide import/exports, with a bit of imagination and improvisation, you can […]
Submitted by Don Doman I hated the book. I was tired and didn’t want to attend my book group. I had only read part of the book, but reading the entire book is never a requirement for being in our group. I went for two reasons. I like the people and hearing their remarks. But […]
Submitted by Don Doman Although he didn’t graduate from Oregon State, there is an eager beaver in town. Ryan Votta wants to take on the world. He’s as serious as he is eager. He grew up in the Bay area and graduated from DeVry University (Fremont) with a Bachelor of Science degree before trading California […]
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, […]
The “custom software solution to support the Rental Housing Safety Program”, described by the city as ‘complex and sophisticated’, is now five times the original estimate. Of the $200,000 cost overrun the city says was unforeseen but necessary to develop the deluxe program by which to ‘register and administrate the rental units’ in Lakewood, the […]
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. As we drove along I-5 and over the Nisqually River we saw perhaps a dozen […]
I guess because I can. My goodness, the boathouse where I work sits right on the shore of the lake, and the water, especially this morning, beckons. So, no excuses.
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 […]
“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 quite a difference in […]
Submitted by Don Doman If I could afford it, I would eat lobster dinner virtually every day at the Lobster Shop on Ruston Way. Fortunately, my body can’t afford the rich food, and my wallet can’t afford the cost; however, I can scrape up enough for an occasional “Happy Hour” dinner with my wife every […]
What if they gave a war and nobody came? Or no one attended a meeting in order to shame Lakewood City leaders who now, after the fact, Will inform landlords of its own version of the landlord-tenant act.
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 […]