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Fly Away Home

I was born in Charleston, West Virginia, over four decades ago. Before I was fourteen years old, I had been to Bermuda, Quebec, Denmark, Paris, Switzerland, and Germany. 545 more words

Wild & Wonderful

A Long Walk in the Snow by Roger D. Johnson | Esse Diem

I hope to learn more about Mr. Johnson someday, but for now, please enjoy this reflection on how a young man’s life was saved one cold and wintry night by two coal miners who stopped to help.   67 more words

Essays On A West Virginia Childhood

A Long Walk in the Snow by Roger D. Johnson

I don’t know Roger Johnson, but he left this fascinating story as a “comment” on the blog A Better West Virginia.  I am not sure it is truly an essay, but it is an interesting story that raises questions about how adolescents make choices, how strangers change our destiny, and what it can be like to grow up in a place like the one and only West Virginia. 880 more words

Essays On A WV Childhood

Mountain Mama - Your People Will Not Let You Down

On West Virginia Day, I am happy to report some good news out of one of the more disappointing “local culture” events in the past year.   240 more words

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Like the Corners of My Mind: Writers Announced

It is my great pleasure to announce the writers committed to date to the Essays on a West Virginia Childhood project.  This project is a direct result of… 837 more words


We are front porch people.

We are front porch people.

We sit on our porches in the evening, drinking coffee or a cold beer or sweet tea. We watch the fireflies, admire the petunias and Boston ferns that hang from hooks and glow in the evening sun. 793 more words

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