Noodling around with some things on the layout:

Lumber Stacks

I’m still experimenting with lumber stack analogues. I’ve mentioned that I need stacks of lumber for the mill loading dock, but don’t need detailed models for interior stacks. 674 more words


Tacoma woman celebrates her 105th birthday

TACOMA, Wash. — With balloon tablecloths and a large cake, a church in Tacoma celebrated the birthday of one of their dearest members. Florence Motley will turn 105 this week. 277 more words


Gallery Wall

Tacoma, a mid-size urban port city known as the City of Grit or the City of Destiny, is where I call home.  Although not as popular as Seattle, Tacoma has it’s own culture, with a quirky personality. 356 more words


Backroads Across America: Stayin' Alive in Tombstone

We unhitched the trailer, hitched up our pants and drove our Taco(ma) to Tombstone, Arizona today for a rip-roarin’ time. Once home to 10,000 silver miners, 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, as well as numerous dance halls and brothels, Tombstone attracts about 450,000 city slickers each year. 121 more words


Three Things Thursday

Once again it’s time for Three Things Thursday:

three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy…

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Three Things Thursday

Cleaning up after yourself feels good

In Winona LaDuke’s recent essay, How to be a better ancestor, she shares a quote from Wes Jackson,“…if you’re working on something that you plan on finishing in your lifetime, you are not thinking big enough.” … 528 more words

Gateway to India (Tacoma/Gig Harbor, WA)

The family (The Fam) and I ordered Shabji Pakodas, Samosas, garlic naan, Daal Maharani, Murgh Makhani.

I don’t know if it was because I was hungry (we were eating lunch at 3pm, only my second meal of the day, and I prefer the Hobbit style of eating) or what but the lentil soup they brought out before the meal was the most delicious thing I’ve tasted in a long time. 260 more words