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Poem for the first of August

  It is always August. If time would stop, it would stand still Under the dog star. Winter lingers, but all of that season is labor Boots, gloves, scarves and coats Off and on, on and off Snow shovels and … Continue reading

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Poem for the first of August

  It is always August. If time would stop, it would stand still Under the dog star. Winter lingers, but all of that season is labor Boots, gloves, scarves and coats Off and on, on and off Snow shovels and … Continue reading

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Afternoon Poem, August 1, 2018

  As this rain ebbs grey birds appear again As from nowhere, they roost in high branches And flick their tails and shake their heads, quicker than sparks . The long, compound leaves of the walnuts Bow under the dripping … Continue reading

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Facing David Dunn

Readers;  Here is a little more from the novel in progress.  To give you some context, “Rachel” below is Rachel Thompson, the main character in the book.  She is contemplating buying an old mansion in the little town where she … Continue reading

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life above the common

Originally posted on Joseph E Bird:
Mohler House, St. Albans, WV, 1911 Life above the common. I really like that phrase.  I stole it from Larry Ellis.  It’s the theme of his novel-in-progress about Rachel, a young woman, who, upon…

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More From The Book

Here’s a little more on the background of Rachel Thompson, the main character of the book.  Ed. Rachel stood by the tall windows looking out onto the river in the late twilight. On this winter evening the river would remain … Continue reading

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More From The Book

Here’s a little more on the background of Rachel Thompson, the main character of the book.  Ed. Rachel stood by the tall windows looking out onto the river in the late twilight.   On this winter evening the river would … Continue reading

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Newport News 1913

Readers;  Here is the latest bit of work on the novel in progress.  I have introduced a character by the name of WK Vanderbilt.  He was a real guy and really did most of the stuff that I attribute to … Continue reading

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Newport News 1913

Readers;  Here is the latest bit of work on the novel in progress.  I have introduced a character by the name of WK Vanderbilt.  He was a real guy and really did most of the stuff that I attribute to … Continue reading

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Isaac Martin Meets W. K. Vanderbilt

Readers;  Here is another bit from the novel in progress.  This is a bit of the back story that takes place in the early part of the 20th century, before WWI.         Isaac Martin’s timber was dragged … Continue reading

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