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Coal and Cancer

This came from a native of Southern West Virginia posted on West Virginia Highlands Conservancy facebook.  “When I grew up on Coal River, WV, our well was pure and clear until strip mining and blasting entered our area. Then it was … 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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“A Hillbilly, A Woman, And A Poet”

The Highlands Voice March 2012  wvhighlands.org “A HILLBILLY, A WOMAN, AND A POET” By Hugh Rogers This was Irene Durrett McKinney: “I’m a hillbilly, a woman, and a poet, and I realized early on that nobody was going to listen … Continue reading

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