Category Archives: Essays and Short Stories

Taming of Democracy

An excerpt from Sam’s Branch Essays, a book I am working on. A book by Terry Bouton beckoned me to take a look inside– below the title Taming Democracy in small print  it claimed that the American Revolution had a … Continue reading

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Progressland

Excerpts from Sam’s Branch Essays, a book I am working on: Progressland all looks alike. It is four lane highways that have destroyed small business in small-town America. There are trashy stretches of fast food joints and filling stations on … Continue reading

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Republicans and Money

An excerpt from Sam’s Branch Essays, a book I am working on. I published in the Lincoln Independent, January 31, 1996: The Republicans do not care if they balance the budget. A balanced budget is being used as a smokescreen … 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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