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Daniel Rahe Founder of Post Defiance, Dan is a father, surveyor, writer, and runner.

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Running in Tacoma: a love story

Published on May 7th, 2015 | by Daniel Rahe

Tacoma is a glorious place for a runner. With its many miles of sleepy residential grid streets, it is easy to navigate away from traffic. The city's hilly location and turn-of-the-century grading makes for great terrain variation. The moderate weather, though frequently wet, rarely presents truly unpleasant running conditions... Read More



Published on August 25th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Seven years ago, I came to Tacoma from Los Angeles in a moving truck. I had never been here before. I was a technician with no history of civic involvement or editorial ability worthy of mention. ... Read More


Callaghan – End Paragraph

Published on July 8th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

When someone like Callaghan leaves, they take all of that knowledge and part of our collective story with them. Someone will spend decades trying to relearn everything he already knew... Read More


Out, brief candle: Tacoma charter review in memoriam

Published on June 19th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

The question of whether Tacoma is well served by a City Manager form of government is vital, and it surely will be raised again in the next Charter Review process; but if proponents of change were hoping to get more steam behind their cause in 2014, they were cruelly disappointed... Read More


Kye Alfred Hillig’s Real Snow

Published on April 10th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Kye Alfred Hillig's third record, Real Snow, came out this week. All twelve tracks showcase his talent for evocative poetry, but it is not a record one would expect him to make... Read More


Wheelies: Northern Shapes

Published on April 3rd, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Today, Tacoma's Wheelies released a video for their new song “Northern Shapes,” just ahead of a forthcoming debut record with Swoon Records... Read More

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