Monthly Archives: April 2014

Race in the early 1950’s

It must have been 1953 or 54. I remember one Sunday, the “Colored” boys got together and played a basketball game on the playground of the Central Elementary School in downtown St. Albans. This was a first. I was the … Continue reading

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Industry Infiltrating Education K-12

The Science Coordinator at the WV Department of Education is pushing this– Dominion is currently accepting on-line grant applications to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and/or science education in Kindergarten through grade 12 through the study … Continue reading

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The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

I left Jackson’s Mill and drove through Weston’s elegant buildings and houses that stored memories of an affluent past. That history is ignored by the speeding traffic on the interstate. On my way out of Weston, the West Fork River … Continue reading

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Pay The Players

Values are so out of whack that in 41 states a coach is the highest paid state employee. West Virginia’s highest paid public employee is WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins’ at a salary of 3 million dollars.So how about if … Continue reading

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Obituary worth reading

This obituary of my Peace Corps friend Al Ulmer is worth reading. It was written by his daughter Spring Ulmer. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?n=albert-charles-ulmer&pid=170639717

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Al has always been the most alive person I have ever known.

I wrote this three years ago. Al was a Peace Corps friend. Norm Gary, another Peace Corps friend, said of Al’s life: Al has always been the most alive person I have ever known.  Although it has been even longer than … Continue reading

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My Morning Reading

My morning reading from old Goldenseal magazines goes back to the Winter 1985 edition. The article, by Martha Lewis Manning, was about the 200th birthday celebration of the three West Virginia cities of Morgantown, Clarksburg and Parkersburg, all founded in … Continue reading

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