In the language of the Puyallup and Klickitat peoples,
(pronounced tah-hoe-ma) is the name of the 14,410 ft. mountain
which white invaders renamed
Rainier. It is also
a city of approximately
200,000 souls just 45
bus minutes south of Seattle--a curious blend of military bases, northwest
liberals, and violent bored youth.
writing an article about Tacoma's bid to woo artists with subsidized housing.
Resident James Kirchmer took us on a tour. It was hillier than I expected
of an industrial port city, and something about the light and air felt very
nice. I plan on going back soon to more deeply explore its many
seedy bars. Of course,
most famously, Tacoma is also the name of a light duty