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Coping with PTSD through poetry

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Coping with PTSD through poetry

Lon Cole's life was once filled with space and time - space and time in Vietnam as a Navy corpsman, space and time in business, space and time with his family, and the space and time to think and reflect on his life. As a poet with Alzheimer's disease, his

Visual Edge: Nathan Barnes' 'Strangely Familial' at Salon Refu

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Visual Edge: Nathan Barnes' 'Strangely Familial' at Salon Refu

After a too-long hiatus, Salon Refu is back with a vengeance with "Strangely Familial," painted mixed-media constructions by Nathan Barnes. What a strange, exciting and beautiful show! The show consists mostly of "pop-surreal" portraits of the artist's close friends and family. (I put "pop surreal" in quotes because I've been told

Marrow and Hilltop Kitchen release spring menus

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Marrow and Hilltop Kitchen release spring menus

For the guest, it all begins with plating. As each dish arrives, it displays flawless presentation and resembles an edible work of art that speaks volumes even before the first bite. Seasonal menus are making their debut everywhere, but for many, it's not so much about image or branding as

Lemay - America's Car Museum offer unique show

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Lemay - America's Car Museum offer unique show

I remember fighting with my brother to see which one of us would sit in the front seat of my parent's station wagon. A 1966 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon, it possessed 390 cubic inches of power captured in eight cylinders and controlled by a three speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission. I usually lost

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Summer music festivals

Summertime and great music are the perfect pair in the Pacific Northwest. The region plays host to a wide variety of music festivals during the season, many are summer traditions. And with the eclectic variety, there's literally musical goodness for everyone. And 2015 is no exception. Here are some of the festivals happening

Tasting your way around Tacoma's summer

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Tasting your way around Tacoma's summer

Tis the season ... for eating. Sure, that is usually a statement applied to the winter holidays, but let's get real, dinner surrounded by snot nosed distant cousins and crazy uncles are not all they're cracked up to be. Summer, however, equate to glorious sunny days, long walks and waterfronts,

Sexy walks in Olympia

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Sexy walks in Olympia

It's getting ridiculous. Everything good nowadays is called sexy. However, it may not be so ridiculous to call the path around Olympia's Capitol Lake or the boardwalk at Percival Landing sexy, not if you consider watching walkers and runners of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders a sexy activity, especially

So hot a summer

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So hot a summer

When we say "King John," what's the first thing that springs to mind? "I find it intriguing," Scott Douglas notes, "that Shakespeare left out any reference to either the Magna Carta or Robin Hood - the two things modern folk recognize about John." Douglas is a well-respected actor and member

Sasquatch summer

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Sasquatch summer

Hikers and campers: as you descend into the depths of the Pacific Northwest forests for adventure this summer, you do know to beware of wild animals, right? Of course you do! However, did you know there's one rare creature that's so unusual, so large and so formidable it will either leave you

Washington State History Museum offers engagement

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Washington State History Museum offers engagement

The banner said, "History is not for wimps." Nothing has changed since officials at the Washington State History Museum took the signage down. The histories contained within the 106,000-square-foot edifice challenge and engage the interests and intellects of the young and old who enter. "The visitor experience is very important to us,

Brave are the hearts at Tacoma Highland Games

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Brave are the hearts at Tacoma Highland Games

Earlier this year, Scots voted to remain part of the United Kingdom by an over-10% margin. This surprised many commentators, who remarked on the centuries-long history of British nobles treating the good people of Scotland like unwashed, uncultured barbarians. In 1747, for example, our shared nemesis King George III banned

Summer for the reluctant sun-averse

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Summer for the reluctant sun-averse

Summer's not a time for curmudgeons, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Those three precious months of sunshine are there to pack our pale population with as much vitamin D as necessary to sustain us through the long slog of low clouds. As such, talking smack about the season is generally

Cool day trips from JBLM for families this summer

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Cool day trips from JBLM for families this summer

Parents both love and loathe summertime. Gone are the alarm clocks and tight schedules; in their place are bored kids and stressed out parents. What to do? If you live in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area, take heed - there are plenty of opportunities to keep the kiddoes entertained this summer.

The juicy details of Lacey's barbecue smoke-off

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The juicy details of Lacey's barbecue smoke-off

Not many people know this, but barbecue is Haitian food. That is to say, the word barbecue comes to us from barabicu, a word in the Caribbean Taíno language, by way of the Spanish barbacoa. Haitians define a barabicu as a framework of sticks within or above which meat is

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