Category Archives: Remarkable men and women

Stories of my Father

by Bruce A. Smith Alan W. Smith was my father, and every night of my youth he put me and my sister to bed and told us stories of his life. As we lay in nearby bunks, Dad gave us … Continue reading

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State releases initial findings on same-sex marriages

By Bruce A. Smith The Mountain News has received the following information concerning same-sex marriages from the Washington State Department of Health.  They report that since legislation was enacted authorizing same-sex marriage, more than 20% of all marriages in the … Continue reading

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Woman with ties to Yelm to be featured on Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 1st.

by Bruce A. Smith  Jeanne Trantel, the woman who authored the popular book, “Disguised Blessings” will be featured tonight on the Discovery Channel at 8:30 Eastern Time.  Trantel’s book is the true story of her experiences being married to a … Continue reading

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Attitude or Gratitude????

by Milt Gordon  October 1991, I was a volunteer fireman in California when my fire pager went off summoning me to a call.  I was to be part of a strike team being dispatched to the Oakland Hills fire – … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Christmas and thinking of family

By Bruce A. Smith  In a couple of days I will be heading to New York to spend the holidays with family.  Mom is on Long Island, Sis and her kids are up in Boston, and my ex and her … Continue reading

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Mythologist Michael Meade offers help in a time of crisis

By Bruce A. Smith  As Superstorm Sandy upends our world and seems a capstone to a growing list of global disasters like the economic collapse of 2008, local author Michael Meade shares words of advice in his new book, Why … Continue reading

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Thinking of Sandy and Full Moons

By Bruce A. Smith, and photo by Josh Magill  Like many, I was consumed with watching coverage of Hurricane Sandy this evening. 

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Huge crowds highlight the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair

  by Bruce A. Smith  13,000 festival-goers swarmed over the Puyallup Fair Grounds June 2 & 3 for the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair, in testament to a growing interest in sustainable living.

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Author with ties to PNW pens book describing her marriage to a man with a secret life as a bank robber

by Bruce A. Smith In her new book, Disguised Blessings, author Jeanne Callahan Trantel tells the story of her life married to a man who led a double life.

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NPS Ranger – with ties to Margaret Anderson – becomes agency whistleblower, writes book

  By Bruce A. Smith  Rob Danno, the former Chief Ranger at Bryce Canyon National Park who gave Margaret Anderson her first ranger job in the National Park Service, has written an account of his whistle blowing activities within the … Continue reading

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