Monthly Archives: December 2012

Eddie Gillenwater

  Another excerpt from book The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA to be published in a couple of months: Eddie’s grandson, a high school student of mine, met me in the hall at Duval and told me with sadness, … Continue reading

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Mindless Destruction

Mindless Destruction The News from Sam’s Branch    I wrote this for the Lincoln Independent of April 3, 1996      We are engulfed in a mindless destruction of our home, the earth. The problems we leave our children in unbalanced budgets … Continue reading

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People Change

Below, in italics, was written in 1968 three months before I resigned as West Virginia University Foreign Student Advisor  and headed for San Francisco. My exodus was encouraged by the new WVU administration after I participated in a picket protest at … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluations are Upside Down

My Charleston Gazette op-ed is included in my hope to soon publish  The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA: In the evaluation of any product, the user says how good it is. The customer evaluates the product and decides whether to … Continue reading

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An excerpt from Sarvice a novel I hope to publish some day: The God of hitchhikers let Junior’s spirit soar in the vast Saskatchewan prairie for as long as he could stand it and then caused a young seminarian, heading … Continue reading

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Latest Coincidence

First there was my daughter who was born in Emekuku, Nigeria taking a cab to the LA airport and the cab driver was from Emekuku. Small World And now there is the former fiancee of my former wife reading my … Continue reading

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FOCers Sponsor High School Football Championship!!!

December 08, 2012 @ 12:00 AM Posted by Robin Blakeman on facebook. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch I cringed upon learning that Friends Of Coal (FOC) was a primary sponsor of West Virginia’s high school football championship. FOC lobbies purely for the … Continue reading

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Tamarack Accepts Imagonna

Dear Julian Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that the following book has been accepted into the Tamarack System: Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories Robin Watson Artisan Services Coordinator

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From Barbara Tuchman’s The March of Folly “In the search for meaning we must not forget that the gods (or God, for that matter) are a concept of the human mind; they are the creatures of man, not vice versa. … Continue reading

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Eddie Gillenwater’s Pearl Harbor

An excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA that I hope to publish soon. My good friend, the late Eddie Gillenwater, was a paratrooper stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was coming out of a mess hall located near … Continue reading

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