Monthly Archives: January 2015

THE ROMANCE AND REALITY OF STATISTICS fiction by Perry Mann

THE ROMANCE AND REALITY OF STATISTICS This biographical piece is fictitious except that it is about a real family, all of whose members were born in the county where I reside and all of whose graves are probably near the … Continue reading

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Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola

Lyrics: Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola @2014 Tim O’Brien / No Bad Ham Music / ASCAP Chorus: I brush my teeth with Coca-Cola, wash my face with mountain dew We live down in chemical valley, licorice water runnin’ through, Licorice … Continue reading

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PREACHERS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN CREATIONISM by Perry Mann

PREACHERS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN CREATIONISM I have read that the Catholic Church has conceded that the earth is not the center of the universe and after four centuries has apologized for burning Giordano Bruno, a Dominican monk, at … Continue reading

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AN ACLU MEMBER OUTS by Perry Mann

AN ACLU MEMBER OUTS Robert H. Bowers graced the Gazette with a letter (8-31-02), in which he alleges that if one knows those who fund the ACLU, he knows the individuals “who want Christianity destroyed without exposing themselves to public … Continue reading

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TEXAS WITH A POPULATION OF SIX BILLION by Perry Mann

TEXAS WITH A POPULATION OF SIX BILLION In my hometown [Hinton, West Virginia] the issue of abortion is as intense as it is everywhere else. In response to a pro-choice advocate’s argument that over-population was a justification for abortion, a local … Continue reading

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THE MESS THE MYTH HAS MADE by Perry Mann

THE MESS THE MYTH HAS MADE Once upon a time in the dawn of civilization somewhere at the crossroads of his world, a human with a poetic imagination decided to describe fancifully how he and all his brethren and sisters … Continue reading

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Where police mistrust begins, Op-ed by Elliot Hicks

In the Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV Elliot G. Hicks: Where police mistrust begins By Elliot G. Hicks The grand jury report on Michael Brown’s death at the hand of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, was released at the same … Continue reading

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The Last Sanctuary by Perry Mann

Perry Mann is sending me his remarkable newspaper articles which I hope to incorporate into a book–his writings and L. T. Anderson’s need to be preserved. Those two are both natives of Hinton, West Virginia, and of the same generation. THE … Continue reading

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SUBURBAN SINS by Perry Mann

SUBURBAN SINS What is God’s will? Often, it seems, His   will is the will of whoever defines His will. Many say that the Bible is the fullest expression of God’s will but usually only in so far as it accords … Continue reading

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THE HEART IS STARVING by Perry Mann

THE HEART IS STARVING “It wasn’t food for the body alone that was being raised out there. I t was food for the heart. And the heart is starving in America.” The quote is from an essay written by a … Continue reading

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