Thornton Academy senior works toward political future

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  SACO – Most high school seniors spend their final fall semester in school worrying about their favorite team, friends and what they are going to do when their high school years come to an end. Porter Washington, an 18-year-old senior at Thornton Academy, did think about these things, but during the fall semester of […]

‘Hoops for Hayley’ propels TA team

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SACO – Most coaches go out of their way to keep players from thinking about anything other than the game or match at hand. But for Eric Marston, coach of the Thornton Academy girls’ basketball team, this year is anything but ordinary: after seven league games, with the team wearing their hearts on their uniform […]

Eastern Washington and the Coeur D’Alene Nation

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Sometimes the story I’m writing takes a little detour or two as the story unfolds. One of the main characters in the novel comes from an area of southern California that is only 50 miles or so from the Mexican border, but this character’s mother (Anna Martinez) was born and raised on the border between […]

From the Berkshires to Bremerton

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Today was another successful day of editing, writing and rewriting. I think I managed to make it through another 50 pages in my book, Homecoming. Today the story went from the foothills of the Berkshires to the Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. Perhaps this is my favorite sentence of the day. “He had money in his […]

An important promise

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Almost two years ago, I promised my friend Russ Warriner that I would somehow find the time to tell his story. Russ was a crew chief aboard a U.S. Army helicopter that was attached to the 1st Cavalry and served in Vietnam more than 40 years ago. He paid a dear price for his service. After […]