Category Archives: Health

A Covid Journal, Day 103 of Quarantine – and Day 27 of Nationwide Protests for Social Justice

By Bruce A. Smith These are the most dramatic days of my lifetime – the Covid crisis coupled with historic social change that will hasten the end of racism. The coronavirus has killed 120,000 Americans, half of whom would be … Continue reading

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Graham resident – Gina Blanchard-Reed – Candidate for WA State Senate in 2nd LD

By Bruce A. Smith Gina Blanchard-Reed, a long-time resident of Graham and currently a Commissioner of the Graham Fire and Rescue Department, is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Randi Becker (R), who is retiring.

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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 28 – April 7, 2020 Dark Days and Bright Sunshine

By Bruce A. Smith The US Surgeon General, Admiral Jerome Adams, and President Trump are calling these next two weeks our darkest hours, forecasted to be filled with death and suffering, and comparable to “our Pearl Harbor.” Their mortality estimates … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal – Day 15, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – Contributors come forward with songs, stories, and creative ideas to help us cope

By Bruce A. Smith As I go into my third week of selective self-quarantining, I am amazed at the outpouring of creative tips from around the world on how to stay safe and sane. These welcomed suggestions range from Neil … Continue reading

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A Covid Journal, Day 9 of my Self-Quarantine –  1st Day of Spring arrives, along with distinctions between Covid, a cold, allergies, and the flu

By Bruce A. Smith Happy Spring, everyone! It comes early this year, March 19, 2020, due to the leap year and other astronomical perturbations that occur once every 400 years or so. Usually, spring arrives on March 21 but can … Continue reading

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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 – Week 2 Update: The Pandemic is Here and I Enter Self-Quarantine

By Bruce A. Smith Wednesday, March 11, 2020 (5 pm) The sun is shining today and I feel light-hearted, which is surprising since the Covid epidemic is turning fierce around the world – 600 folks have died in Italy as … Continue reading

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