No longer just a spectator

Periodically this week I find myself paralyzed. It might be at work or in the car, at home or in the shower, at the grocery store or while eating. How did a racist, misogynist, gay-hating, sexually-assaulting degenerate get elected President of the United States? As I watched the election results unfold on Tuesday evening a…

Tacoma’s Wapato Park

Follow enough locals on Instagram and you are bound to see photos of Wapato Park. Some are of the Wapato Lake, some are of the historic pergola and some are of the long, narrow bridge running through a marsh. Needless to say, Wapato Park had been on my Tacoma bucket list for awhile, but between…

What is a home?

What is a home? Is it a structure, a place, a state of being or perhaps a mindset? I recently attended the Creative Colloquy Crawl, an event featuring more than 20 storytellers at nine venues in Tacoma. One of the shows I went to showcased the organizers from the Drunken Telegraph riffing on the theme…

Touring Seattle’s historic Smith Tower

If you spend any time walking around Seattle these days there is one major thing that sticks out – lots and lots of construction. It seems like every block has a giant crane building another building skyward. In the middle of all of this is one of my favorite Seattle landmarks. The Smith Tower is…

Scarecrow Festival

Hello gentle readers! It seems¬†that I (Veronica) have stepped away from the blog and Craig has taken over,¬†but that’s just because I’ve been a little burnt out with writing. See, I write daily at my job and while I love it, I’m not exactly in the mood to continue typing away when I get home….

An impromptu tour of Tacoma’s First Presbyterian

Tacoma First Presbyterian church has been a beacon of light to the community both literally and figuratively for nearly a hundred years. The church, which was built in 1923 and finished in 1925, features a 160-foot tall tower that was used by incoming freighter ships to guide them into the Port of Tacoma nearby. While…