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The State of Franklin: Freedom’s Frontier

I was born within the environs of what historians call the “Lost State of Franklin.”  This fleeting governmental boundary was composed of lands lying to the west of present day North Carolina, in the valleys of the great western waters … Continue reading

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Reflections on Appalachia, Part One: Mountaineers are Always Free!

I am taken with the stories of the settlement of my home region in the early history of the United States.  The mountains became a home of hope for many who were getting away from something worse somewhere else.  Their … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Wall Street

Sometimes I think the economy of our nation is run on nothing more substantial than the raw greed and psycho-spiritual hocus pocus that we have been steeped in for over a generation now. Continue reading

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