“Could we start with the next one right now?” This request at the end of last year’s reading cycle that local author Susanne Bacon performed on her Wycliff romance “Delicate Dreams” at The Sock Peddlers LLC in Lakewood kicked off another cycle of reading another Wycliff romance. It will start on January 18 at 6 […]
As Lakewood’s (Washington) Planning Commission reviews early in this new year possible locations for retail marijuana (MJ) businesses in the city, here following in this first installment of a series are reasons why ‘turning over a new (marijuana) leaf’ – an idiom normally associated with a change for the better – is a New Year’s […]
I walked into the bathroom and turned on the light. I saw what looked like a black pine needle about an inch and a quarter in length on the floor near the toilet. It moved. I moved quicker and my size 13 6E stomped on it and pulled back to reveal a shorter pine needle […]
Getting married is easy, staying married is work. That’s at least what a whole lot of people perceive it to be. Let me tell you – even getting married is not always easy, especially when you are marrying into a different nationality and want to assume that nationality yourself. Almost nine years ago, native German […]
Whenever I see Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, or Ernest Borgnine I think of the movie The Dirty Dozen. I love that movie. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen it over the years since it first came out, but I loved the story even before that. Before it was a film, it was […]
If you like to eat crab (chicken is an alternate meal choice), dance to a fabulous rock band, splurge on fabulous desserts, then plan on attending the Lakewood First Lions Club’s fifth annual Crab Feed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27thth, 2018, at the Clover Park Technical College’s Sharon McGavick Center in Lakewood.
I usually am not at a loss for words. Today is an exception. Because I have no words to add to our first Amtrak 501 train derailment, I am only going to fill the visual gap.
The year started off with an inauguration crowd that was ‘yuuuuge’, the biggest ever, really. Everybody says so… I’m joking. I was being sarcastic. I’ll keep you in suspense.
On December 19, 2017, The Suburban Times published an article titled, Lakewood responds to media inquiries following Amtrak train 501 derailment in DuPont. Listen to Mayor Anderson’s powerful words by clicking this link.
The CD featuring the music from the film “Bowfinger” starring Steve Martin had been sitting on my desk for a week. In the two weeks leading up to end of the year I had been involved in an uphill battle to de-clutter and clean up my office space. I came across the CD as I […]
As Tacoma bids farewell to Mayor Marilyn Strickland, so does Tillicum. One day – one of the first days of our baseball practices for seven-year-olds in our tiny town of Tillicum – I received a phone call from Mayor Strickland.
My friend Denny Flannigan commented recently about the younger generations not being interested in collectible cars. Automobiles stopped being unique and stylish in the 1980s when new cars began to resemble one another. Older and more stylish cars have turned really expensive and require an experienced hand at repairs instead of clicking on apps. Numerous […]