Monthly Archives: March 2014

AD Gets $18,000. What Do You Think The Athlete Got?

Read about this in today’s Charleston Gazette: Gene Smith, the Ohio State University athletic director, was paid a bonus of $18,000 because Logan Stieber won the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA wrestling championships. Stieber got a pat on the … Continue reading

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Peace Corps in Community Development

I could not imagine my job in the Peace Corps being community development or such. There was no way that I knew enough or was experienced enough to bring about beneficial change in a community that had existed possibly for … Continue reading

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She had no way to know

From Oh The West Virginia Hills, by Helen Ruddle King, who had no way to know back in 1885 Oh, the West Virginia Hills! How unchanged they seem to stand .… But no changes can be noticed In those West … Continue reading

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Metonym and Alice In Wonderland

metonym—A word or words to mean another like “the White House” for the president. I just finished reading The Annotated Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass a little each morning and followed with stories from old Goldenseal Magazines. … Continue reading

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The Dragon Lady, Super Outsider

An excerpt from my book,The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA, which may be just weeks away from publishing and will be available on Amazon.com   The Dragon Lady, Super Outsider             Besides outsider, communist is another convenient discrediting brand … Continue reading

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Citizen Groups Not Impressed by EPA Settlement with Alpha Natural Resources

Citizen Groups Not Impressed by Federal EPA Settlement with Alpha Natural ResourcesAfter WV and NC Spills, Groups Urge Pro-Active Enforcement of Clean Water Protections   Charleston, WV – Today, community and conservation groups signaled skepticism over a proposed multi-million dollar … Continue reading

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West Virginia a Coal and Chemical Chernobyl

I sent this as part of a letter to the editor of Friends of Nigeria, a newsletter of former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Nigeria.   On January 9, 2014, 10,000 gallons of coal-cleaning chemical spilled into the Elk … Continue reading

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