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Sound: Sleepy Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway (Ambient)

Sleepy Gap, The Sound Of


Just a few miles outside of Asheville, headed toward Pisgah, there is small trail at the Sleepy Gap pull-off. It is astonishingly beautiful in the way that all births are “miracles”, but if it were a baby, it might not be endlessly cooed over. 183 more words


Just a Job


I got word of a job up in Elkott from my old buddy Rich Creeley. He was still working for the Pinkerton’s, a real lifer, and he owed me a favor. 18,910 more words


Sweatshirts and swimsuits

This summer has been brutally hot. The past few times we’ve gone to Claytor Lake to sail, there has been a burning sun and no wind. 363 more words


Looking at Appalachia - One Year Later

It has been one year since Roger May brought the Looking at Appalachia photography project to Alleghany County.  The 75 photos were exhibited in the Blue Ridge Business Development Center for one month and were viewed by people from 12 states and two foreign countries.   529 more words



I admit it, I look for signs.

I’ve always been the type of person who senses a little something extra in the world. It’s like a silent hum, a silent frequency that comes and goes as it pleases. 1,175 more words


FERC Independence Challenged by Nonprofits

Hundreds of Nonprofit Organizations Join to Demand Reform of ‘Rogue Agency’

WASHINGTON – More than 180 organizations representing communities across America, including West Virginia, called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. 851 more words

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