Tag Archives: Coal Mining

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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Homeplace under siege

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons: Essays and Short Stories, a book I am writing 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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Robert Byrd

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, Senator Robert Byrd expressed misgivings about mountain top … 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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Worker’s Concentration Camp by Julian Martin

A Workers Concentration Camp West Virginia has always been a sort of worker’s concentration camp. Big-city folks from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, owned and still own most of the minerals under the land. Desperately poor people were brought in to … Continue reading

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The Hobet 20

This came to me from Sarah Vekasi of the Eco-Chaplaincy Initiative Dearest friends, I have just returned home from providing support at the Mountain Mobilization organized by the R.A.M.P.S. Campaign at the request and guidance of locals in West Virginia. … Continue reading

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