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Carrying Albert Home: A Review

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam, and with my own trip booked to Florida, I knew this was going to be the perfect vacation read. 341 more words


Carrying Albert Home -- Book Review

The story of how my parents carried Albert home was a bit more than their fanciful tales of youthful adventure. Put all together, it was their witness and testimony to what is heaven’s greatest and perhaps only true gift, that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.

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Book Reviews

Memoir Workshop at Hubbard Public Library

The Hubbard Public Library is taking part in the One Book/One Community project, encouraging library patrons to read bestseller Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Jr., the book that inspired the movie… 39 more words


Hacklet 68 - Rocket Projects

There’s just something amazing about counting down and watching a rocket lift off the pad, soaring high into the sky. The excitement is multiplied when the rocket is one you built yourself.  519 more words


October Sky

Now that it’s October, I feel like it’s appropriate to talk about one of my favorite movies ever: October Sky. It’s not full of action-packed car races, sympathetic villains, sexy British actors, or whatever draws people to the movies these days. 422 more words

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Rocket Boys Festival 2014

The Rocket Boys Festival is this weekend Friday October 3rd through Sunday October 5th in Beckley.  Most of the events will be at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine… 387 more words


Homer Hickam endorses "Blood in West Virginia"

I proudly announce Homer Hickam, Jr.’s endorsement of my book, Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy. I regard Mr. Hickam, a West Virginia native, as one of Appalachia’s most accomplished living writers.  172 more words