Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle The day I arrived by motorcycle in the southern town of Clarksdale, Mississippi I checked into The Shack Up Inn, which is a historic cotton plantation. I spent a week living in a rustic sharecropper shack on the plantation. The shack was named Legends after icon Bluesman Buddy Guy’s […]
By David Anderson “State Senate leaders have announced the details of a ‘listening tour’ that will collect public input on transportation needs,” Jordan Schrader is reporting in the August 28 Tacoma News Tribune. Groan. Given I-5’s competing-demand-for-capacity, 275 miles in our state described by Douglas B. MacDonald in Crosscut, this past May 16, as “in desperate need of repair, rehabilitation, […]
Nine girls soaking wet, a submerged boat, a dislocated thumb and a trip to the hospital. A Cornish proverb runs, “He who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.” It had all started out well enough as most disasters do.
By David Anderson Batman saving our planet notwithstanding, “a generation without fathers is a generation without moorings.” And thus without superheroes. What’s in a name? How about the title, role, and name of Batman? Or, though never to be as household a name as 41-year-old Ben Affleck who is slated to be cast as the 8th Dark Knight in the […]
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle This morning I was dropping my Ford truck off at Ray’s Auto Center when I was given some disturbing news. Debbie at Ray’s told me two of Ray’s customers were approached by a con man out on the public roadway in Lakewood. The con’s M.O., (police talk for method of […]
By David Anderson “Pedophilia, incest and graphic sex,” is on all Washington public schools’ recommended reading list for 11th graders this September. Is your child entering 11th grade in September – anywhere in any of Washington’s public schools or those of any of 45 other states that have adopted the Common Core curriculum?
Photo, Video & Story – Joseph Boyle A couple days ago I was at Starbucks minding my own business when this guy named Richard, drove up in a beautiful 1980 Rolls Royce. What a fun car. We got to talking. He told me he had heard of me, the oldest living cub reporter this side […]
Story by Raven, Photos – Joseph Boyle If you got a chance to read my previous story titled Raven Gets Jump On Life, you will already know what I am up to. I am very excited to give up some of my writing space for a young author whose first name is Raven. Raven is […]
By David Anderson ‘You’ve won a lottery prize!’ the caller says in his best broken English. Dropping the phone you shout excitedly to the family ‘We won the lottery!’
By David Anderson You’ve no doubt heard of the engineer texting – but tailgating another train, really? Conductors deliberately preventing other locomotives from merging – telling ‘the little train that could’ it can’t – or chasing down another train?
By David Anderson What does the Point Defiance Rail Bypass Project – that would reroute Amtrak passenger trains away from the scenic Puget Sound waterfront to a heavily life-congested path through Tillicum and other communities along I-5, seven daily round trips at 79 mph and 45 seconds per intersection – have in common with the following?
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle It’s coming! Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 10 am – 4 pm, the 17th Annual South Tacoma Way Business District Car Show. Find the fun on South Tacoma Way between 50th St South and 56th St South. The South Tacoma Business District Association and corporate sponsor, Heritage Bank, along […]