Tacoma is a beautiful city with many memorable sights but even if you’ve lived here your entire life, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever seen it quite like this. When viewed from above, our familiar city takes on a graphic quality, sometimes resembling abstract modern art more than historical architecture.
There are two types of people in Tacoma: men who grow beards and women. As a lifelong member of the latter group it took far too long for it to occur to me having a beard is a male's default state, and choosing to be clean-shaven is a commitment.
In the forties, Tacoma fishermen, gardeners, and sporting goods stores didn’t have to look too far for high-quality worms. Western...
Working out of bars around Tacoma was fun for a while. However, having an actual place to work that doesn’t involve closing out a tab at the end of the day has some definite advantages.
Tacoma has a population of roughly 200,000. That means roughly 200,000 different opinions of what this city actually looks like and the view of a high school student is unique among those.
Look up Harold Bromley in the history books and you'll find photos of a man ready to take off for Tokyo from Tacoma Field.
I’d call Art Chantry an enigma but he’d probably make a sneering face at a word like that. In case...
Allen C. Mason arrived in Tacoma with $2.85 in his pocket. The year was 1883, and by the 1890s he'd become a millionaire.
There are few culinary institutions in Tacoma that divide people more than donut shops. We haven’t met anyone with a...
Decorating for the holidays has become less common in recent years and for a place like Tacoma that’s a real shame. With all our grey and rainy days, we need as many Christmas lights as possible to twinkle through the gloom of winter.