Category Archives: Environment

Predictions for the election and Covid – the arrival of “Grampa Joe”

By Bruce A. Smith Here on the day before the official “Election Day” of November 3, I’d like to post my predictions for the 2020 Election: Biden will win the national count by 12 million, and take the presidency with … Continue reading

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Yanah G. Cook running for Pierce County Council, District 3

By Bruce A. Smith Yanah G. Cook, a Democrat who resides in McKenna, is seeking the seat at the Pierce County Council for District 3, the region that encompasses all of South Pierce County. This chair is being vacated by … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 39 – April 18, 2020 – America prepares to re-open, or not

By Bruce A. Smith The big question pounding in everyone’s brain this week is: When can I leave my house and get back to my life? Politically, it is the dominant subject and two routes are emerging. One path forward … Continue reading

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Remembering Wauwepex

By Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: One of the most pleasant parts of our current Covid Quarantine is strengthening old friendships. For me, that has been connecting with my ol’ Boy Scout buddies. Most of us met at our summer … 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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Life in a Boy Scout Camp – More tales from Camp Wauwepex

By Clifton Lamar Jones Special to the Mountain News-WA The following was written after reading Bruce Smith’s accounting of his scouting history.  After reading his article I was so taken back with his heartfelt words of Camp Wauwepex and my … Continue reading

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Fatherhood in a New Age – a tale of alien abduction coming to RISK!

By Bruce A. Smith I do not know if this story is true, at least in the usual sense of that word. What I do believe is that this story has a truth, a compelling truth that lies behind the … Continue reading

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Election Day, 2018 – One Man’s Predictions

By Bruce A. Smith I think tomorrow’s elections will reveal a growing Red Tide in our country as opposed to the hoped-for Blue Wave. As one Republican strategist declared on “The Circus,” a weekly Showtime political show, the Democrats will … Continue reading

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