Lifestyles

Turn back the clock on aging

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By
Turn back the clock on aging

  It’s quite common for our modern culture to imagine and portray aging people as settling into a sedentary or declining life. But that’s not the type of eldership I had envisioned for myself, nor is it the one that I want for you. After devoting decades to being a wife, mother and career woman,
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BOOKS: Fast times and freedom

Jun 25th, 2018 | By
BOOKS: Fast times and freedom

Mira Slovak was born in Czechoslovakia and endured the Nazi occupation and the Russian liberation. He joined the Czech air force, rising to the rank of captain by the age of 21. When he couldn’t tolerate life under communist rule, he hijacked an airliner and flew to freedom. He worked for the CIA and was
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Wash cars the right way to avoid doing dirty deeds

Jun 7th, 2018 | By
Wash cars the right way to avoid doing dirty deeds

This is the third in a series of articles sponsored by the City of Tacoma, its Environmental Services Department, and the Make a Splash grant program to inform people about ways to limit their impact on local waterways and the overall environment.   More than dirt comes off a car when it’s washed. There’s also
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Giving diplomas to grandkids adds to Smith’s ‘beautiful world’

May 24th, 2018 | By
Giving diplomas to grandkids adds to Smith’s ‘beautiful world’

Like many people in a military family, Warren Smith Sr. spent much of his childhood on the move. His family went from base to base, living in eight states and overseas in Germany. The experience gave Smith perspective on public education. He attended schools in poor and affluent communities, and he learned that not all
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