If we can all continue to work together, learn from each other, and create lasting partnerships between our growing communities, perhaps we can raise that peace ranking even higher.
Mary Mann now teaches art at the Science and Math Institute High School in Tacoma, but worked for more than 20 years as a freelance artist.
Tacoma resident Joshua Swainston recently published his first novel, "The Tacoma Pill Junkies." As clearly suggested by the title, the book is about a bunch of dealers and addicts who go about their business in familiar locations in Tacoma.
Exhibit highlights include a motorcycle owned by Steve McQueen, an early United Parcel Service delivery bike, the discovery of Washington's first motorcycle, the iconic Seattle Mariner machine and a look at Moses Lake's own Evel Knievel.
Music, like art, has a myriad of layers and complexity, and perhaps you can tell an album by it's cover.
Panning mountains of cinematic sludge for some see-worthy nuggets may take a while, so I've enlisted the help of a few good men.