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A Literal God

The literal God– “I don’t know why God is doing this, but I’m sure there’s a reason.” Jay Hewitt, WVU point guard, on losing to Marshall, WVU’s 8th straight loss. “I keep thinking somebody doesn’t want me to play in … Continue reading

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Cruising the Acropolis: short stories from Sarvice Mountain

My latest book, available at Amazon.com Here are stories of: a ten-year-old boy ambushed in Vietnam; a gay lumberjack; a breast-fed Peace Corps baby; murder in Girls beer joint; and a genius named Juicy. You will also read of: gravity … Continue reading

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I Am Reading

The Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin–easy to read, no kidding. The Olcott Correspondent by Jim Ryan. Jim is my barber in Alum Creek, West Virginia Just finished reading The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change and Basketball’s … Continue reading

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Pay The Employees

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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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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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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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