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True friendships emerge in the time of Covid

By Rachel Holtzman Special to the Mountain News Free flowing thoughts of Rachel I have a nomination for the Hero Chronicles, or whatever they may be called in the face of Covid 19. It’s not a nurse or doctor or … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – new clues surface in the Walter Reca story

By Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: the following is from the 3rd edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, being prepped for publication. ****************************** If the FBI thought the world would … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapters 30 & 31 – Saying Hello

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 30 – Saying Hello Spring I did some construction work, but my heart wasn’t into it. Nor did I join the crowd chasing the vanishing therapy jobs. Unity offered me an entry-level position in a … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 29 – Saying Goodbye

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 29 – Saying Goodbye Winter By first snow, everything we had built was gone, but not without a fight. Surprisingly, Anita Bouchart had championed our cause. “Dave,” she said to me at an emergency staff … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 28 – Trey

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 28 – Trey Day 13 I got the phone call at 10:00 am “I would’ve called you sooner, Dave,” Terry said, “but I know how you like to sleep late. How are you?” “I…, umm…, … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 27 – An Adoption and a Departure

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 27 – An Adoption and a Departure Day Nine My bronchitis came on fast. By morning, I was blowing my nose like crazy, and try as I did with vitamin C, salt water gargles, and … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 26 – Changes Within

Bruce A. Smith Chapter 26 Day 8 It had been quite a week. The start of our second week at Unity seemed like the anniversary of a marriage or a divorce; something big and something awesome. Perhaps in celebration we … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 25 – The Blue Mist

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 25 – The Blue Mist Day Seven At breakfast, I learned that I wasn’t going to have to organize any cooking for the 200 or so people at Unity as the Army had convoyed-in two … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 24 – By the Rivers of Babylon

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 24 – By the Rivers of Babylon Day Six – 1 pm After lunch, Terry and I concentrated on contacting outside Unity staff to let everyone know the state of things with us and ascertain … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 19 & 20 – In action

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 19 Day Five – Dawn In the faint grey of Worcester’s dawn, I heard the first of many police vehicles giving instructions to the people of Union Hill: “This is the police. Please stay indoors. … Continue reading

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