Monthly Archives: June 2017

Act of Conscience

An excerpt from a work in progress memoir about my San Francisco years 1968-71 Act of Conscience I met Randy Kehler at a Committee of Returned Volunteers meeting. He was active with the War Resisters League. We went to San … Continue reading

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Random Quotes

Theodore Roosevelt—“the Tom Sawyer of the political world of the twentieth century,” Clemens called him—had impetuously decided to abolish the motto “In God We Trust,” because coins “carried the name of God into improper places.” …It was a beautiful motto, … Continue reading

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Byrd and Mountain Top Removal

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories I am working on. Near the end of his life, after a political career of supporting the coal industry, Byrd expressed misgivings about mountain top removal strip mining. … Continue reading

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Four Letter Words

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book of essays and short stories that I am working on: Montaigne wrote that “The genital activities of mankind are so natural . . . what have they done to make us never dare … Continue reading

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Home Place Under Siege

An excerpt from my work in progress, Damned Yankee Buttons: Essays and Short Stories Our home place is now under siege by a blight on the land. Bull Creek is empty of people, hardwood trees, ginseng, yellow root, and most … Continue reading

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