Category Archives: Culture

Covid Journal, Day 7 of Self-Quarantine, March 17, 2020

By Bruce A. Smith Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. Erin Go Bragh, as we used to say in New York – or at least that’s what the banners would say in pubs and workplaces. It translates to “Ireland Forever.” However, … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 6 of Self-Quarantine, March 16, 2020

By Bruce A. Smith Panic buying came to Eatonville today. The bread shelves had two loaves – both whole wheat. I took one. Then, I turned towards the nearby Deli section and asked the gal behind the counter when the … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal, Day 5, Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Welcome to the Great American Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith Columns like this one are beginning to appear throughout our newspapers and online, detailing the saga of so many of us in the early stages of self-protection at home. Geoffrey Fowler of the Washington Post is … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 2 of Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith March 12, 2020, 8 pm. Today has been peaceful. It’s been like a snow day without shoveling. Plus, the sun was shining – again (!) – and temperatures in Eatonville hovered near 60 degrees. So, I … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – a report from the nation’s initial epicenter of the coronavirus

By Bruce A. Smith Friday, March 6, 2020 Since the world is freaking out about the Covid-19 virus, I thought I share a perspective on what is happening here in Washington. To begin, the epicenter of the outbreak in Washington … Continue reading

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The Bernie Revolution comes to the Tacoma Dome – and perhaps the entire nation

By Bruce A. Smith Senator Bernie Sanders came to the Tacoma Dome on Monday, Feb. 17 and spoke to a Standing-Room Only audience of nearly 20,000 folks, revealing the powerful momentum his presidential campaign has developed. Sanders was in town … Continue reading

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Philmont – the National Boy Scout Ranch cherished by millions of Americans – is put in hock to pay BSA debts

By Bruce A. Smith I was a camper at Philmont Scout Ranch when I was sixteen-years old, and it was one of the most meaningful experiences of my youth. As a kid growing up in suburban New York, I had … Continue reading

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