Category Archives: Culture

Exercise classes for seniors to start in Graham

Special to the Mountain News-WA , from the GKCC. The Graham – Kapowsin Community Council (G-KCC) is excited to announce that the long- awaited Golden Age exercise classes will begin on Thursday, June 8th! There will be six (6) classes … Continue reading

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Remembering Mike

Under construction and revision. Saturday, May 27, 2017 BAS

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Azure Standard faces challenges in Oregon to its organic farming practices

By Bruce A. Smith Azure Standard, the world’s largest supplier of organic wheat and grains, has been accused of improper management of noxious weeds growing on some of its wheat fields located in Sherman County, Oregon. As a result, it … Continue reading

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My Life as a Shopping Mall Santa Claus – more tales from the Moth Story series

By Bruce A. Smith The first job I got when I moved to Yelm, Washington from my home in New York was working as a shopping mall Santa Claus. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving in 1991, I pulled four-hour shifts … Continue reading

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Understanding New York Lingo

By Bruce A. Smith To better understand the lyrics in Alicia Keyes’ songs and other New York-based musicians, and to know where the action is talking place in about half of the cop shows on TV, ie: Law and Order, … Continue reading

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Gottman and Beck Find a Bear in their Bed – from Campfire Tales: True Stories Not Everyone Believes

By Bruce A. Smith Gottman and Beck were two fourteen-year old guys that I traveled with on a cross-country Boy Scout trip in 1966. We journeyed to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico from our homes on Long Island, … Continue reading

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“North to Chibougamou,” an account of seeking refuge in Canada; from Campfire Tales – True Stories Not Everyone Believes

By Bruce A. Smith If you travel due north from New York City the road eventually ends 750 miles later in a little mining town called Chibougamou. In fact, when I traveled there in 1969 the last 150-mile stretch of … Continue reading

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