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Labor Day: Celebration of Working People

As flags go up around the town where I’m living in 2018 in Georgia, I can’t help but reflect on the people who raised me and the work ethic they exhibited. Labor Day is a good excuse to celebrate them. … Continue reading

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Life After 50

I read the other day that only a couple generations ago, it was not unusual for lifespans to go just a little past 60.  That makes the subject of this post all the more interesting. My family does interesting things … Continue reading

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Autumn Memories in Weber City, Va

The air’s a little stiff in September.  Fall is here, trees are starting to show signs of their annual foliage transformation.  Fires are keeping apple butter kettles hot, and hogs are eating their way to the dining room table.  Deer … Continue reading

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It Was August, 1970 . . .

School starts this coming week in the community where I reside.  So, I was thinking about my first day in school, 41 years ago! I attended Weber City Elementary School, where my two older sisters had blazed a trail for … Continue reading

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Toward an Appalachian Christian Spirituality

Over nine generations of my family have been Appalachian.  We were Appalachian even before we knew what Appalachia was.  A great scholar from Berea, Kentucky, Loyal Jones has summarized what he identified as “Appalachian Values.”  This list has become often … Continue reading

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