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An excerpt from an essay I may include in a book of my op-eds: Ugly politicians—I used to see pictures of all those ugly, sour-looking men standing on Lenin’s tomb in Moscow and would then turn to the local paper … Continue reading

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A String of Vietnamese Ears

Still day one after Veteran’s Day Several years ago the Lincoln Journal (Lincoln County, West Virginia) interviewed a veteran who told of seeing Vietnamese prisoners pushed out of helicopters at two thousand feet if they wouldn’t talk. My son’s classmate … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Story for Veteran’s Day

An excerpt from A Soldier’s Story  by Dave Morgan, Lincoln Journal, January 25, 1995, Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia “We’d have fire-fights at night, then every morning, several hundred North Korean soldiers would surrender. The problem of food got a lot worse. … Continue reading

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DEP Not Doing Its Job

My op-ed in today’s (Nov. 1, 2013) Charleston Gazette http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201310310101

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Grandpa, all you bought was the air.

The Broad form of the Company’s Deed Excerpted from the deed to his grandpa’s West Virginia Farm By Bob Henry Baber …….and excepting and reserving all the coal and other minerals and other substances on, in, and underlying said land … Continue reading

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Duval Nicknames

Ardvark, Big Chew and Possum Excerpt from my someday memoir The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA: Because of Jeff’s muscularity the kids at Griffithsville Elementary School called him “Pug.” There are few honors greater for a boy in Lincoln … Continue reading

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Lincoln County Racism

An excerpt from the eventual “The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA” I was most proud of Lincoln County people when Jeff’s two Raider football coaches, Moe Mosteller and Eugene Estep, stopped by our house on Sugar Tree Creek on … Continue reading

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“The cold hard facts of West Virginian life”

(Time to read Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories available on Amazon.com) This is an excerpt for my soon to be The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA: The following letters appeared in the Lincoln Journal in 1999. The late author and I were … Continue reading

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Eddie Gillenwater

  Another excerpt from book The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA to be published in a couple of months: Eddie’s grandson, a high school student of mine, met me in the hall at Duval and told me with sadness, … Continue reading

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Mindless Destruction

Mindless Destruction The News from Sam’s Branch    I wrote this for the Lincoln Independent of April 3, 1996      We are engulfed in a mindless destruction of our home, the earth. The problems we leave our children in unbalanced budgets … Continue reading

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