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A Song of Unity from Long Ago

A man was enjoying the freedom found in the wilderness of the young nation of America. He was living any way he wanted to, not having a moral compass, but doing what he wanted, when he wanted, regardless of any … Continue reading

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Can We All Just Get Along?  A Consideration of Race and Human Relations from an Appalchian Perspective

I was once accused by a supervisor of “having a thing for black people.” Apparently, in his mind, that was a sin, and I was guilty since I was attending seminary at Duke and thought his racist remarks were out … 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 Trip to Carter Fold

From my house, we traveled up Highway 23 to Moccasin Gap, and turned off on the Bristol highway, traveling up to the little community of Hiltons.  From there, you crossed the railroad and got on the Mendota Road where you … Continue reading

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Something About . . .

Something about a mountain stream, how with crooked path it weaves a string of green foliage through a wooded hillside, how with babbling sound it pacifies those who walk by it, how it patiently wears down a rock over centuries. … Continue reading

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