Monthly Archives: July 2013

Steinbeck on Radicals and Reds

“In Dubious Battle”,Mac laughed explosively. “Anybody who wants a living wage is a radical.” “Grapes of Wrath” Tom Joad gets work digging a ditch with Wilkie and Timothy. When Tom asks “What the hell is these reds anyway?” Timothy responds. … Continue reading

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Boom Boom– Sex and Blasted Mountains

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That is how the light gets in.

“There is a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen

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Grandpa, all you bought was the air.

The Broad form of the Company’s Deed Excerpted from the deed to his grandpa’s West Virginia Farm By Bob Henry Baber …….and excepting and reserving all the coal and other minerals and other substances on, in, and underlying said land … Continue reading

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Teaching the greatest of the arts

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Perry Mann

This is a link to a wonderful tribute to Perry Mann, a profound West Virginia writer.

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One hundred and fifty middle school fifth grade children had fun and learned about water in the Coal River Water Festival. They took part in the Project Wet curriculum at the Coal River Group’s Science and Education Center. (May 29, … Continue reading

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