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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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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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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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Morning Poem, July 18, 2018

    In this time before the day One quiet spot to think and pray Too soon it all will fade away In work and worry unallayed

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Getting to The Point

Readers; If you’ve been following along, you know that I have been working on a conversation between two of the principal characters in the story – Rachel Thompson and Jacob Eaton.  Jacob fell for her when they were both in … Continue reading

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How Hard He Fell

Readers;  Here is another snippet from the book.  This one tells how Jacob Eaton fell in love with Rachel Thompson, the book’s protagonist.  It happened, years before the story in the book begins, when the two of them were about … Continue reading

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Interlude: Isaac and Rebecca

    June 2, 1913 was a beautiful Monday.  It had been a late spring in West Virginia and the trees on the mountains and hillsides all around the town of Walhonde were not yet in full foliage and the … Continue reading

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