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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
Number of posts: 22,593

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

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Giant snow ball fight in Tacoma Washington

I know this is not important, specially with all that is wrong with this world but for an hour, Tacoma took time out from the world.

Friday evening this town had a very rare major snowfall of 8 inches. That's more snow than we have had in the past 9 years combined. A resident who lives close to downtown announced a giant snow ball fight for the park the next day, since we were all snow bound and unable to drive.

As I walked the 10 blocks to the parked we encountered lots of people of all ages from tots, to children, grand parents, teenagers, young adults and middle age adults along with tons of furry friends. About 350-400 came out to hurl snow balls, while about 100-150 watched from the sidelines.

For an hour Tacoma forgot about the world and the towns problems and all you could hear was squeals, laughter, shouts, giggles and barks of excitement.

It doesn't seem like it's important, but for a short time we just reveled in what mother nature had given us.

It wound up being covered by several tv stations and papers from all over the US and Europe.
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