February 2012

9 articles in February 2012

Metro Parks has been trying to better capture the number of volunteer hours spent in the park district through the Chip-in program, coaching, teen volunteering, event volunteering and all the many other volunteer opportunities. The stats are incredible. Total Hours volunteered 2009: 121,013 2010: 156,147 2011: 176,298 That's right. Last …

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Last week, Charles Dickens celebrated his 200th birthday. I've actually read a fair bit of Dickens. Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. Of those, Bleak House is probably the "best" of his books, and I have a certain fondness for it because …

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Two worlds are colliding! This Wednesday, City Club's lunch will be about the future of funding for local and state parks. I'll be moderating the panel, which will have people from the state, from Pierce County Parks, and from Earth Economics, a non-profit that specializes in innovation for parks and …

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If you haven’t checked out pinterest.com yet, I think you should. It’s an online pinboard, and after playing around with it for awhile, you might identify with this guy. 🙂   Source: Uploaded by user via Erik on Pinterest I’ve enjoyed creating boards around my main interests: books, movies, parks, …

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Sorry about not updating this blog for almost a week. The week was absolutely full: first, getting ready for a really great City Club dinner about Hide/Seek, the upcoming exhibition at TAM. It was a really great program, and I think Tacoma should be proud that TAM is bringing this …

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