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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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Home Place Under Siege

An excerpt from my work in progress, Damned Yankee Buttons: Essays and Short Stories 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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YoungPrince

A chapter in Cruising the Acropolis a book of short stories I am working on. YoungPrince There is legend repeated throughout the kingdom of WestVirgin, especially the shire of Nlocnil. Once upon a time, YoungPrince rode into the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Amazing Tour of Southern West Virginia

An amazing tour of southern West Virginia coal country, with great pictures, best I have ever seen. He left out a most important aspect of West Virginia coal mining–see if you can find out what that is. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1131804

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What Were They Thinking?

This by John McFerrin. John is the editor of The Highlands Voice, the monthly newspaper of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy What Were They Thinking? What were those people thinking? We see pictures of policemen at the Selma Bridge beating … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Pope to witness Mountain Top Removal

URL: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20150924/GZ04/150929773 From today’s Gazette-Mail of Charleston, West Virginia Bob Kincaid: A letter and a prayer to the pope from WV By Bob Kincaid Your Holiness, I write to you this day from the region of the United States known … Continue reading

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From a benefactor of the never ending gift of coal

From a benefactor of the never ending gift of coal So this is happening in front of my house right now… 53-foot flatbed carrying re-bar cannot make the turn across the culvert at the intersection of Big Elk and Goose … Continue reading

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