Tag Archives: Mountaintop Removal

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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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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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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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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Cindy Rank’s Clean Water Act Hero Award

Some history that needs to be known. Clean Water Act Hero Award To Cindy Rank From “Fighting to Protect the Highlands: The First Forty Years of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.” Get your own copy by simply joining the West … Continue reading

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