Category Archives: Appalachia

Riding Through Port-au-Prince

He was waiting there, like he always does.  Just standing…and…waiting… I have been cycling (this sounds more manly and adult than saying “riding my bike”) for about three years now. This is because my almost sixty-year-old knees remind me every … Continue reading

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Reconstruction of the West Liberty Christian Church

  We won another victory over the tornado of 2012. Almost four years after a horrible tornado took our 102-year old building from us, we moved into our new church building. Previous to this, we worshiped at another church.  I … Continue reading

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Cascades

Water, water everywhere… My apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  I hope the need for royalty payments  for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner have passed. This is a sentiment that many of us in eastern Kentucky have expressed over the past … Continue reading

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War Creek Road

I was explaining how marvelous my diminutive, relatively new sports car was handling through the curves on Route 519 in northern Morgan County.  My passenger seemed distracted.  It could have been because he was thinking “uh-oh”. We were driving to school on … Continue reading

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Ezel Presbyterian Church

      I was in a testosterone fog. Like the tops of the eastern Kentucky hills hidden by the fog of this particular winter, rainy, day, my judgement was clouded by the current state of my machismo.  My bravado … Continue reading

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Washington Monument

  For the first time in a month of Sundays, we were going to a high falutin’ French restaurant and I was excited. My wife and I were in the “city that never sleeps”.    That’s right, Washington, DC.  Because, “how … Continue reading

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Kellacey Falls

  I went to ask my dad for directions to Kellacey Falls in northern Morgan County, KY.   I hadn’t been there in a little while and I knew there was an intersection where I either had to go straight … Continue reading

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Country Church

      Before you read any farther (or is it further?) please be warned about my mood. Lately, my mood has been 3D…dark, dreary, and dank.  According to the Urban Dictionary,  the stoners use dank to describe something of … Continue reading

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Wrigley Tunnel

We were racing up the steps to the platform.   I knew it would be close. My wife and I were trying to catch the subway in Midtown Manhattan to go to Battery Park to ride the Staten Island Ferry. I … Continue reading

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Old Paint Creek School in Winter

Today is one of those days when the snow is coming down,  the snow is coming down,  the snow is coming down. I am sitting in my office at my laptop writing a blog.   I haven’t been very busy … Continue reading

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