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  • Shelton grad sets book in 1920s New York

    Tom Mullen|Oct 26, 2023

    Laura Bradshaw and Isaac Campbell come from affluent families. Their fathers, once business partners, are now rivals, enemies. A feud between their families sets the tone of Rachel Fordham's book, "The Letter Tree," a historical-fiction romance her publicist describes as a cross between "You've Got Mail" and "Romeo and Juliet." "She's been sheltered, sort of locked in her tower, per se," Fordham told The Port Townsend Leader of her heroine, Laura Bradshaw. "He's the opposite. He's had a lot of f...

  • Serving after service

    Tom Mullen|Aug 3, 2023

    It's a lesson Pat Ford learned time and again since his days as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Marines Corps. "We've all matured, grown up, and we see that life is fragile, so fragile, it behooves me when I see people gaff it off. You and I don't know when we're gonna die," he told the Journal. Ford enlisted in the Corps in 1966, and his aptitude tests showed him suited for interrogation work. "I was facing the draft and I had a choice. And I didn't want to be a grunt so I enlisted for...

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