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Living in Hamalot


I like being kosher, but just not right now. Right now, I have to finish the 3.5 pounds of ham I bought to support the local economy…and have an option to chicken. I live in a town known for one … Continue reading

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Justice and mercy


I struggle with diabetes. Many years ago, I worked in a high stress, high performance, high profile career that contributed to a food and health lifestyle that lead to the development of that diabetes. It didn’t help that I made … Continue reading

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Ramp Dinners and Festivals


The breezy winds of springtime bring scents of blossoms and flowering things…while young and old males, from wee pups to old gassers, spend odd afternoons and evenings passing the time at Ramp Festivals, high up in the Appalachian Mountains. These … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Bart and Someday


Last Saturday I was driving back to town when I encountered a couple of weathered-looking backpackers walking along the two-lane highway. A long-bearded fellow introduced himself as “Hillbilly Bart,” and his athletic sidekick introduced herself as “Someday.” With names like … Continue reading

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An epidemic of maladjustment


The news makes me tired. Really. I read from line to line, looking for something positive, but no, it’s like a whirlwind of despair has struck the heart of America, and Europe, for that matter. Maybe it is different in … Continue reading

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burning eyes in the alleyway of pain can almost feel the sorrow of pelting rain plastic bags washed up against the broken brick gnarled hand and coat and walking stick grasping a rail to break free from crippleness fallen face … Continue reading

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to catch a wink


Hello sleep, it’s nice to meet you. Come inside, the covers greet you. slumbering soundly and so sweet too to catch a wink will surely treat you. and so a half brained poem comes out as my eyelids droop into … Continue reading

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Yawning in place


Snow- the ever-present, the all consuming, the wintry one- refuses to leave my doorstep. Here I labor another hour to keep awake, yawning in place, drugged by the power of dim lights and dark days. Sleep is a tenderhearted woman, … Continue reading

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My dog can read…why can’t yours?


I love government, sometimes they show us just how intelligent our pets are. I was minding my own business one day, bound for one of the most challenging hiking experiences in northeastern West Virginia, when I came upon this sign … Continue reading

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A taste of ocean weather


It feels like a day to drive to the beach- the sun is high and bright, temperatures rising, and the remnants of winter’s blanket disappearing into the ground along the railroad tracks. I am dreaming of ocean beaches, rather than … Continue reading

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