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A Literal God

The literal God– “I don’t know why God is doing this, but I’m sure there’s a reason.” Jay Hewitt, WVU point guard, on losing to Marshall, WVU’s 8th straight loss. “I keep thinking somebody doesn’t want me to play in … Continue reading

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Jim Haught

  “Jim Haught” <haught@wvgazette.com>: Sep 01 01:02PM -0400 August 28, 2017 Gazette-Mail editor emeritus named UnitedCoR writer in residence Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Gazette-Mail’s editor emeritus has been named writer in residence for a national organization, the United … 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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Secular Mann, free!!

  Secular Mann, a collection of essays by Perry Mann of Hinton, West Virginia, is yours free!! Just send $3 for postage to me, Julian Martin, 1525 Hampton Road, Charleston, WV 25314 Introduction to Secular Mann by Julian Martin “I am … Continue reading

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Jimmy Quits the Army

The day after Veterans Day. This is a true story except Jimmy is not his name. Jimmy looked through the door at me, waiting to recognize him. “Who is that behind those glasses?” I asked as I tried to peer … 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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HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? by Perry Mann

HOW FREE IS ONE TO FASHION HIS FATE? “Character is fate,” deduced the historian Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989), who wrote “The March of Folly,” a book George Bush should have read before March, 2003. It relates “how mighty empires, churches and … Continue reading

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DOUBT BUT IS NOT DOUBT by Perry Mann

DOUBT BUT IS NOT DOUBT 12-23-05 Victor Urecki is a rabbi. He was invited to a panel discussion at a Presbyterian church and he anticipated this question: “Why is there so much violence in this world caused by religious fanaticism?” … Continue reading

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Perry Mann

Two days ago, a friend and I visited Perry Mann in Hinton, West Virginia. Mr. Mann describes himself as the village atheist. But being an atheist doesn’t seem to bother folks in Summers County who elected him Prosecuting Attorney twice … Continue reading

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More quotes of interest from my reading

From The Reformation by Will Durant “…men prefer the assurance of dogma to the diffidence of reason.” P4 “Our instincts were formed during a thousand centuries of insecurity and the chase; their once necessary vigor exceeds present social need; they … Continue reading

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