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It’s all about the journey?

It’s all about the journey?

Moving is hard (she says in the whiniest voice she can muster). It’s not the physical move that’s difficult, rather it’s the settling. My old… Continue reading

It’s all about the journey?
You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

It was just a little scratch. You wouldn’t have even noticed it, except for the blood — and there was a lot of that. A… Continue reading

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on
Submitted photo from Amy DeVore                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.

Not your typical scholarship for local students

Parents in Maple Valley came up with a scholarship that seniors can receive by impacting someone’s life in a positive way.

Submitted photo from Amy DeVore                                Photo of the sticker that will be passed around to students to spread the word about the Tahoma Strong Scholarship.
Save the handyman

Save the handyman

Yeah, I’m writing about moving again. Expect more of the same until I reach a state of normalcy. I’ll try to make it interesting, or… Continue reading

Save the handyman
This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

There’s plenty of food for all. You can see that, and it smells delicious. Your dinner companions are strangers no more, especially since you’ve had… Continue reading

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones
Halloween safety tips | Puget Sound Fire

Halloween safety tips | Puget Sound Fire

Stay safe this Halloween by following these tips.

  • Oct 30, 2018
Halloween safety tips | Puget Sound Fire
Just how does one move a garden?

Just how does one move a garden?

How does one move a garden? How do I pick and choose? Sounds a bit poetic, but it’s the dilemma I was faced with last… Continue reading

Just how does one move a garden?
Halloween-themed books to make your howl

Halloween-themed books to make your howl

It’s not the weather that keeps your eyes open these days. It’s not the paper skeletons that appear in your neighbor’s windows or the pumpkins… Continue reading

Halloween-themed books to make your howl
Still in the ‘hood’

Still in the ‘hood’

After 27 years in one location, we have moved to a new house. Well, it’s not new having been built in 1972, but it’s new… Continue reading

Still in the ‘hood’
Foster homes needed in Covington/Kent area

Foster homes needed in Covington/Kent area

There are more foster children than there are homes for them in this area.

Foster homes needed in Covington/Kent area
‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

Catch me, if you can! And the chase began, one of you the pursuer, the other pursued, racing through park or playground, across the yard,… Continue reading

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for
Photos by Kayse Angel

Operation Warm: More than just a coat

Fire stations from around the area all come together to pass out jackets to kids in need of them.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Plot: “Everything changes for Todd when his evil twin from a parallel universe arrives to steal his girlfriend,” according to IMDB. Review: For my eighth… Continue reading

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”
‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

Your pup is a pretty respectable watch dog. If anyone merely considers walking by your house, it doesn’t go unnoticed. And if someone actually dares… Continue reading

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf
Submitted photo by Nicole Casey                                Rocks that students and community members painted to show love and support were set around the “spirit rock” at Tahoma High School.

Painting rocks: It’s more than just art

Painted rocks are being place around the large rock at Tahoma High School to share feelings and express kindness to one another.

Submitted photo by Nicole Casey                                Rocks that students and community members painted to show love and support were set around the “spirit rock” at Tahoma High School.
Look. Listen. Learn.

Look. Listen. Learn.

Puget Sound Fire celebrates Fire Prevention Week by holding a contest and creating two new forms of non-emergency contacts.

Look. Listen. Learn.
The Halloween candy was breached

The Halloween candy was breached

Last week my husband decided to repair our hall bathroom. The area where the wallboard meets the 60s, pink tile had developed a hole. We’ve… Continue reading

The Halloween candy was breached
Mountain biking is coming to Maple Valley

Mountain biking is coming to Maple Valley

Two locals started a mountain biking team in Maple Valley.

Mountain biking is coming to Maple Valley
Signs to look for, support for survivors

Signs to look for, support for survivors

Anyone can play a role in preventing suicide, you don’t have to be a professional.

Signs to look for, support for survivors
Full of Detours, a review on “Galveston”

Full of Detours, a review on “Galveston”

As time went on, this grew into one of my favorite movies of the year — Nathan Box.

Full of Detours, a review on “Galveston”