Now that the Lakewood City Council is on record as having expressed its “consensus to consider an ordinance to initiate a five year inspection cycle” of rental properties in the city (May 16, 2016 City Council Agenda), with a public hearing slated for June 20 and a vote by the council likely to take place […]
“It is the storm that tries the strength of the vessel” W. Moodie, D.D. ‘No one takes any significant step of growth, or achieves a measurable change in personality except for the sharp stab of a crisis or the dull throb of frustration” Cecil Osborne.
What is it like to be a police officer? Citizens can find out a lot by doing a one shift ride-a-long, but it actually takes a trained professional law enforcement officer 3 – 5 years before the officer has seen and experienced almost everything and finally can answer the question, “What is it like to […]
On May 10, 2016, two City of Lakewood police officers responded to a 911 call near the 8800 block of Bridgeport Way SW for a welfare check. When the officers arrived, they observed a 91 year old woman inside. She could not get our of her chair.
If you comply with that old saying, “Stop and smell the flowers,” you stand a good chance of discovering that our rhododendrons are beautiful, not only in my yard but all over town. They are unusually beautiful. I have never seen them this lovely.
According to an Associated Press news release, “Washington’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said Thursday he will not run for governor.” It occurred to me after Randy Dorn’s announcement that if I am to be responsible and courteous to my constituency, I should share my current thinking, so here goes.
It was my privilege to be sent out into the hall by Mrs. Burton for disrupting her fourth grade class at Tillicum Elementary.
The Tillicum Crushers lost just the other night, again, to the team they beat in the championship game last year. Of course this year it’s literally a whole new ballgame.
Recently I wrote a book report on Tacoma author Burr B. Anderson’s second book, High Seas Darkness. I promised my readers I was going to read Mr. Anderson’s first book, The Drummer, and when finished I would write another book report.
The answer is: ‘yes.’ “Thy mercy is great above the heavens, and thy truth reaches to the clouds” (Psalm 108:4). Put another way, if you really cared about someone, which – mercy or truth – do you think they need more?
During my almost 50 years in Lakewood, I have always enjoyed peacefully coexisting with wildlife such as raccoons, bald eagles, squirrels, blue heron, deer, coyote, rabbits, wolves, ducks, and a wide variety of other birds. Historically the wildlife has not bothered me and I have not bothered the wildlife.
As the generations roll along, parenthood, especially fatherhood changes. When I was a new dad in the 1970s, I, like my father before me, changed a grand total of only one diaper before throwing in the towel or I should say throwing in the diaper. As I started to change my first diaper, I had […]