Category Archives: Family

Pittsburgh – an essay on the shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue

By Barbara Jean Heller Pittsburgh, my home, has been shot in the heart. On Shabbat morning of October 27, a man walked into a synagogue open to all who would enter. The man, twisted with hate, raised a semi-automatic rifle … Continue reading

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Calling all Carolers – Eatonville Christmas Tree-Lighting is a community affair

Special to the Mountain News From Karelina Resnick Join the Carolers for the

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Remembering Mike

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

Posted in Back East, Culture, Family, Moth Stories, Stories from my Life, Stories from the Jounrey, True Stories for Fake Times | 4 Comments

There is Justice in this World – more Campfire Tales

By Bruce A. Smith Back in the 1980s, I needed to sell one of my company’s pick-up trucks. It was a beat-up ol’ Ford with 154,000 miles on it, and I had put an ad in the paper asking $1,000. … Continue reading

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Barbsie Comes Home for Christmas – a submission to the Moth Story series

By Bruce A. Smith This story is my account of becoming aware of loving someone – in this case my sister – for the first time in my life. In the fall of 1958, when she was five and I … Continue reading

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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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