Tag: Vote

  • Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Editor's Note: Today is the book launch for The Flying Cutterbucks. Join me as I interview author Kathleen Rodgers for this insightful visit about using one's creative energies to address the ongoing political crisis. And be sure and leave a note for the opportunity to[..]
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  • My Confession

    My Confession

    Twitter is not going to shut him down. Not for the love of God, man or country. So it is going to be up to the rest of us. We the people. We are the engine that drives Twitter. Without us, there is no platform.[..]
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  • About that Coal Miners Myth

    About that Coal Miners Myth

    What You are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte is the book I have been telling everyone that they should read. It's short and well-written. It will make you rethink and think again about the role of media in political campaigns. I have taken[..]
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  • Sick at Heart

    Sick at Heart

    Some of you know I am back at university working on a degree in Appalachian Studies. During some of my reading I came across a quote that echoed with me. It is from Rebecca Harding, the Civil War era journalist/author known for her devotion to[..]
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  • The Making of a MAGA Bomber

    The Making of a MAGA Bomber

    All across this country, in schools in your very own neighborhood, are classrooms filled full of children who suffer from a wide-range of issues as a result of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. These children are suffering. Their mental and emotional limitations are vast[..]
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  • All We’ve Ever Known: Subjugation

    All We’ve Ever Known: Subjugation

    He sat in the booth directly across from us, eating his dinner. Behind him four big-screen televisions were tuned to ball games. The waitress brought our waters, took our orders. He thought the man with the beard was my boyfriend, not my son. I didn't[..]
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  • The Way Men Shame Us

    The Way Men Shame Us

      Back when I was a teenager, a girlfriend I love very much got pregnant. She was 16. Her daddy was a pastor. Her momma a Bible School teacher. She told no one. Not one soul. She would lay on her bed and stuff her[..]
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  • Turned Away

    Turned Away

    Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the toothache. Maybe it's the shameful performance at the VFW Convention by the boastful bawbag Celebrity Apprentice. Maybe it's because it's 7/24. That makes 52 years for those of you counting. Maybe it's because of those mamas crying in[..]
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  • Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    Flying UN Flag for the 4th: Gold Star daughter explains

    I had an opportunity recently to go around the neighborhood and meet my neighbors. We are all new here. I met a nurse from Texas, a soldier from Portland, a retired life flight fella who is Jewish, an immigrant from Germany, two moms of toddlers.[..]
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