Category Archives: Book reviews

NPS Ranger – with ties to Margaret Anderson – becomes agency whistleblower, writes book

  By Bruce A. Smith  Rob Danno, the former Chief Ranger at Bryce Canyon National Park who gave Margaret Anderson her first ranger job in the National Park Service, has written an account of his whistle blowing activities within the … Continue reading

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More computer classes coming to local libraries, plus literary discussion groups

~  For those of us who do not have ready access to a fifth-grader – and thus are lost in the ever-deepening thickets of technological innovation – the Pierce County Library System is conducting another series of FREE tutorials on a variety … Continue reading

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“The Adventures of Nicholas” – a beloved re-telling by a retired Bethel school teacher

~ Retired Bethel elementary school teacher Wayne Cooke has been caught up in a huge swell of Christmas Spirit this week and he has sent the Mountain News a remarkable holiday story – it’s actually a tale about a tale.

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The Men of Honor of Unity House – Chapter Three

 Synopsis:  Worcester, Massachusettes is suffering from what appears to be a nuclear attack possibly caused by terrorists.  When the blast occurred, psychotherapist Dave Stein had just arrived at work, a residential facility for foster kids named Unity House.  Now, the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Funnies – A Full Moon and Fig Newtons

  I saw her first at the Chaco Canyon Ranger Station.  Lean, dark haired, and replete with a harelip, her visage cut to my deepest longings.  My knees went weak and I clutched the ranger’s counter for stability.  Why haven’t … Continue reading

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“I Shall Not Hate” – a book review

A book review by Judy Spiers: “I Shall Not Hate – A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity”    by Izzeldin Abuelaish Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian obstetrician who, despite witnessing the death of his three daughters … Continue reading

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