Category Archives: Environment

Mail Call – from the “Stories from the Journey” collection

by Bruce A. Smith Taking the unfamiliar and unsolicited tabloid-sized newspaper out of my mail box, I skimmed through the first few pages until I hit an article about back-to-the-earth folks in Yelm, Washington. After reading their strident fanaticism regarding … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Hunter – another selection from the “Campfire Tales – True Stories Not Everyone Believes”

By Bruce A. Smith Of all the things I did when I had a so-called mid-life crisis, the craziest according to my ex-wife was not leaving her, selling my business, nor relocating to Yelm, Washington to join Ramtha’s School of … Continue reading

Posted in Campfire Tales, Environment, Folk tales and stories, Mount Rainier, Nature, Self Reliance, Weather | 8 Comments

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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Graham Hill – how dangerous is Meridian Ave?

By Bruce A. Smith Although I was involved in a collision on Graham Hill that wrecked two vehicles out of the four involved, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says that Meridian Ave / State Route 161 is not … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve learned as a beachcleaner

Editor’s Note:  The following is a chapter from the forthcoming book: Retreat from the Sea, which explores how mankind is currently dealing with sea level rise and examines options for the future. By Bruce A. Smith I was once a … Continue reading

Posted in Back East, Business, Culture, Environment, Nature, Politics, Ramtha, Self Reliance, Spirituality, The New Physics, Yelm News | 11 Comments

Fears of the Resistance – What will Trump and the Republican Juggernaut do to the country?

By Bruce A. Smith As the country ends its first week as Donald Trump as President-elect, fears of the coming Trump administration remain and the protests continue. Adding to this tension is the realization that the Republican Party now controls … Continue reading

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People take to the streets to protest the Trump presidency

By Bruce A. Smith Protest marches and rallies have sprung up across our nation in response to the election of Donald Trump. People are angry, and I am too. I applaud the protests and wish I had the means to … Continue reading

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