By David Anderson Now that John Simpson has been endorsed (again) by the Tacoma News Tribune for Lakewood City Council, and in light of their reasons why, seven “penetrating questions.”
By David Anderson Be sure to gamble a bit and support your community while attending the City Council candidate forum at the Great American Casino hosted by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, October 3, 11:30 am-1 pm. To “share their visions for their respective cities,” will be contenders from both Lakewood and University Place – citizens like yourself […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle As a Starbucks aficionado, I try to keep up with the world of Starbucks all around the world. While it is a big world out there, we have a lot going on right here on our home turf.
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle During my 20 years in law enforcement, I spent my days searching for “Probable Cause” which often lead to uncovering someone committing a criminal act. I am retired now, so I no longer get to do that. What I do now is look for “Probable Cause” which might lead […]
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle Today is October 1, 2013. It is amazing to me that I have been retired for six months. April Fools’ Day, 2013 seems like such a long time ago.
By David Anderson My claim to fame is being the brother of Alan Anderson, coach of the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Race Team. Our father had a saying – actually never verbalized, just the way he lived his life. It was “if it matters, it can be made.”
By David Anderson Paronomasia is my word for today. It comes from an ancient proverb of which one observer wrote, “If you fail, and succumb to anxiety or danger, instead of rising to meet the emergency, then you are but a weakling or a coward, and the strength which you seemed to possess and of which you […]
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle We were invited to my nephew’s East Coast wedding. Rather than fly directly to Boston, Massachusetts, where he was to be married, I took my wife on a circuitous route to the wedding. We flew to Montreal, Canada. From Montreal, we took a seven-day Holland America cruise through Southeast […]
By David Anderson The City of Lakewood is contemplating a special election on Feb.11, 2014, likely for the purpose of raising property taxes to pay for street improvements. The election would cost Lakewood taxpayers an estimated $99,515.50 according to figures supplied by the Election’s Cost department of the Pierce County Auditor’s office. In contrast, had Lakewood’s City […]
By David Anderson There is a troublesome juxtaposition of recent goings-on at Lakewood City Hall. Page 11 of the city’s “Fall 2013 Newsletter and Recreation Guide” delivered to mailboxes throughout the city in recent days indicates there will be a “Street and Parks Survey Coming Soon.”
By David Anderson Recent articles posted here in this publication provided links to national headlines concerning a furor over the explicitly sexual nature of two books that are suggested reading for 11th graders in all 295 school districts in Washington as well as 44 other states, three territories and the District of Columbia all of which have […]
By David Anderson If you live in a poor community, consider yourself rich. Although that’s both good news and bad news. For starters, your chances of being cut off or run down by a Vanquish – Aston Martin’s V-12, 460-horsepower, $228,000 car – are slim to none.