Monthly Archives: September 2010

Slow News Days

Not really. I’ve had welcome visitors for a week now and I have a new issue of Night Train due out soon. I figure we’ll be back to regular posting in about a week. In the meantime, theres’ this: Activists … Continue reading

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Best of the Web Nominations

Here they are– Give Up and Go Home, Jasper–Charles Dodd White http://www.friedchickenandcoffee.com/2010/07/09/give-up-and-go-home-jasper-fiction-by-charles-dodd-white/ Jeff Crook–The End of the War http://www.friedchickenandcoffee.com/2010/05/10/barry-hannah-competition-1st-place-jeff-crook/ John Mcmanus–Blood Brothers http://www.friedchickenandcoffee.com/2010/03/29/blood-brothers-by-john-mcmanus/

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PA Homeland Security gave names of anti-drill activists to drilling company

Anti-frack, watch your back, somebody’s watching you. . . Pennsylvania Homeland Security has been spying on anti-drilling activists, taking down names of attendees at meetings and even a screening of a documentary on drilling; these dossiers on peaceful protesters are … Continue reading

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Michigan Seems Like a Dream To Me Now, poem by Dennis Mahagin

From Corvallis to Farmville, the Kesey novel steepled my kneecap, while a girl named Kathy chatted me across the Greyhound aisle, out of kindness, curiosity, spring fever or pity. And the piebald bovines in their greenery, standing still yet rushing … Continue reading

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Della, fiction by Jarrid Deaton

Dan says he’s getting tired of me talking in my sleep. Says I mumble like a child and toss and turn, flail my arms. What I see is the inside of the school bus. I see forty kids laughing. Then … Continue reading

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Ron Rash Festival October 1st and 2nd Gardner-Webb University

Charles Dodd White made me aware of this. Wish I could go. No doubt some of you are. The festival is sponsored by Gardner-Webb’s Southern Appalachian Culture Series. Ron Rash currently holds the John Parris Chair in Appalachian Studies at … Continue reading

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Highway 50, fiction by Murray Dunlap

Two AM. Highway 50. Ely, Nevada. We laughed out loud at the Break-a-Heart Hotel in Silver Springs, flew past the Last Chance Saloon in Austin, then passed up the Parsonage House in Eureka. A coyote darted across both lanes a … Continue reading

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