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Helping and Healing

Child’s life cut short in accident being kept alive by friends and family

By Michael M. Barrick

Gabe Bauserman, a high school freshman living in Jefferson County, W.Va. 449 more words


An Interview with Tim Ward, Founder of the Appalachian Queer Film Festival

The first ever Appalachian Queer Film Festival will take place in Lewisburg, West Virginia, from October 23-26, 2014.  The diverse, 12-movie lineup ranges from “Welcome to Dragalachia,” which looks at drag queen culture in rural Appalachia, to the more mainstream Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.  2,262 more words

West Virginia

Oak crisps and iron skies: October haiku

Scent of tree bark
and earth, I crunch
through the forest.

Warm acorns
flecked with gold:
our child’s hazel eyes.

Maples sway,
dangling rubies
in the sun. 65 more words


open homes and shared tables

Somewhere I learned that it is better to be invincible, to skip meals and stay up late and pray only on Sundays. I found it hard to be served by those I thought I ought to serve, and harder still to draw close to anyone for fear my humanity may show. 433 more words


Over the Hills and Down the Mountains...A Plan Gone Awry.

“It is a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.”  I was always a bit disappointed in the character portrayals of the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. 956 more words


Trestle Across the New

The New River.

Around these parts, folks like to claim that the New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world.  Whether that’s true or not is argued by geologists and historians, but it really doesn’t matter. 26 more words

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