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Despite the ashes, quite an adventure


Now I know why everybody on the old 1800’s trains wore black overcoats- when the steam whistle blew, the coal ash flew back onto the passengers, like a smoker’s fairy dust. And that is the way it is on Durbin-Greenbrier … Continue reading

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A Day At The Fair: 8/11/2013


This is what I saw at the fair today, in between spurts of lashing rain…

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A Splash of Summer Fun


The artistic beauty and raw power of a small waterfall. Near Glen Farris, West Virginia.

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Viva La France!


Today I met two frenchman and a french woman at a convenience store. They were outside, ¬†huddled over a map of West-By-God-Virginia, while I stared up at the rocky crown of Snowshoe’s neighboring mountain. (Snowshoe is a famous ski resort) … Continue reading

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The Big Year


The Big Year, starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson, is a comedy from 2011 based on a true story. The Big Year is supposed to be a year-long birding competition, strictly in the USA, to see who can … Continue reading

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southern hospitality is not dead


Buried deep among the two and three numbered highways of Virginia, in a town spread out along a highway, a box-like brick-sided building stands off the main with little fanfare. An old double-door metal ice chest, enough parking for a … Continue reading

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