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WENDELL BERRY–Get it while it lasts

I leave behind even my walking stick. My knife is in my pocket, but that I have forgot. I bring no car, no cell phone, no computer, no camera, no CD player, no fax, no TV, not even a book. … Continue reading

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TO POSSESS IS TO LOSE by Perry Mann

TO POSSESS IS TO LOSE William Blake wrote a poem in which he advised that to bend to oneself a joy is to destroy the winged life but that to kiss the joy as it flies is to live in … Continue reading

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I AM ONE OF THE IMPERCIPIENTS by Perry Mann

I AM ONE OF THE IMPERCIPIENTS Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928, one of the great English novelists and poets, is a favorite person of mine, a mentor, who helped me think and believe as he did. I did so vaguely before I … Continue reading

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CRYSTALLIZED OPINION by Perry Mann

CRYSTALLIZED OPINION Life for me would be immeasurably more lonely were it not for the companionship of Thomas Hardy, the English novelist and poet, whose sojourn here was from 1840 to 1928 and whose abode was his beloved Wessex. “Hardy’s … Continue reading

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Boom Boom– Sex and Blasted Mountains

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Appalachia?

I grew up never hearing anyone use the word Appalachia. We were from West Virginia or Boone County or Kanawha County or Lincoln County. The word became popular during the war on poverty and became grant and thesis writer’s favorite … Continue reading

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Who wrote this?

The Entire History of Man (Author unknown) Why should I tell you everything? When everything has been told and you have done nothing? No, I will tell you only one thing But what shall that be? Youth is not innocent? … Continue reading

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