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Damn Yankee Buttons

An excerpt from my next book, Damn Yankee Buttons: Stuff is subject to entropy, the second law of thermodynamics. Entropy says the universe will gradually wind down and everything will go from order to disorder. Burning coal, changes it to heat, … Continue reading

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Jim Haught

  “Jim Haught” <haught@wvgazette.com>: Sep 01 01:02PM -0400 August 28, 2017 Gazette-Mail editor emeritus named UnitedCoR writer in residence Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Gazette-Mail’s editor emeritus has been named writer in residence for a national organization, the United … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, a book I am working on: ….my experience calls into question some of the fairly blatant generalizations you made back in 1994. Shortly into your observations about humans in the Appalachian Mountains, you grab … Continue reading

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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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Names for sale

An excerpt from Sam’s Branch Essays, a book I am working on. I despair at the commercialism that causes ball parks and bowl games to be named for whatever company puts up the money.  Poor Watt Powell.[1] It’s getting as bad … 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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