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Book Review: From the Start by Melissa Tagg


Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn’t kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays…until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley. 1,057 more words

Christian Fiction

Maple Valley, Washington-Community Profile

Maple Valley is not only the northwest destination spot for home buyers, it is one of the top new communities in the nation. Located east of Kent, with a population of 25,000, Maple Valley is still considered small, but much bigger than when I was growing up. 544 more words

Real Estate

Operatic stars explore coal mine

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 11, 1926

Instead of spot lights and the glamour of the stage—the flickering rays of a miner’s lamp and the dark recesses of a coal chute—was the contrast afforded some twenty-five members of the San Carlo Grand Opera Company who visited the New Black Diamond Mine as guests of the Pacific Coast Coal Company last Tuesday. 119 more words


A student engineer’s observation of the New Black Diamond Mine

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, March 1, 1931

By Roy G. Crocker, Jr.

A mine that leaves the impression of good organization, good working conditions and cool efficiency is always a delight to the mining engineer. 823 more words


Well, That's One Way To Ease Pre-class Jitters

A hotel room in Bogata, Colombia looks a lot like a hotel room in Dallas or Charlotte. But, it’s not really the same.

What am I doing here? 602 more words


Tipple and bunkers at New Black Diamond

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 4, 1927

Getting ready for the production of coal on a big scale at the company’s New Black Diamond mine, the work on the tipple and bunkers is fast being rushed to completion. 216 more words


He Was Brilliant At Basketball. Computers? Not So Much.

Hey Rodney, you’re good with computers, right?

I’m okay.

Well, you work for Microsoft don’t you?


Could you come help me fix my computer?

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Personal Development