photo by Jason Ganwich

I was truly honored to discover last Thursday that I was named “Best Tacoma 2014” by the Weekly Volcano. It was a surprise, even though there was a big smiling picture of me on the cover. Mary and my friend Marguerite convinced me to do the photoshoot without knowing what it was for, and I’m glad I trusted them.

Jason Ganwich took a wonderful photo, too! We were on the rooftop deck of one of the Triangle Townhomes (across from the Grand Cinema) to get this shot.

Sometimes I worry I’m too scattered–parks, small business, writing, nonprofits and on and on. But so much of it really comes back to Tacoma. It’s my hometown, and it’s a darn good one. It’s a great place to raise a family, to be in a creative community, and so much more.

Thank you, Ron (and everyone at the Volcano), for the recognition.