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A short and noisy visit to Blumie Mountain

April 8, 2013

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In the first episode of the new OutAbout in WestVirginiaVille series, we visit Blumie Mountain in Southern WestVirginiavVille for exactly one minute and 23 seconds.

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New York City Scenarios: 1 to 5

March 23, 2013

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Just returned from a family trip to New York, a city with which I have a little history. We created some more. Here’s the first part of a mixed-media accounting of some past and present New York states of mind.

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Starting the Year Off With Trees, Wind, Cloud and Train

January 3, 2012

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I like to start every new year off with a woodland walk. While out in Barboursville Park this Jan. 1, 2012, I was transfixed by the whisper of wind through the trees and as a train whipped by it seemed like a good time for the first video of the year.

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Still Life with Lines, Leaf and West Virginia Water

November 21, 2011

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Crossing west to east across the swooping West Virginia hills, a watery pilgrimage I always make is to stroll to the midst of the arching bridge at Seneca Rocks.

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Segway-ing through the West Virginia Hills

August 2, 2011

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Think Segway and you may think of the two-wheeled electric vehicle tooling down a city sidewalk. Now, you can ride one through the hills of West Virginia at Stonewall Resort.

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One berry good place to go in West Virginia

July 25, 2011

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If you’re looking to chill out in an organically sound and sweet fashion, we cannot recommend more highly picking blueberries as the morning mist rises off the Appalachian hills in the West Virginia outback.

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When skunk meets housecat meets husband

July 16, 2011

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When the housecat loses in an encounter with a skunk, husbands also suffer. But think again before you start drawing a tomato juice bath.

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What a young, peeved peregrine falcon sounds like

June 4, 2011

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Don’t live where the really cool animals hang? Then take a listen and a look at the fuss an annoyed baby peregrine falcon makes when all he wants to do is eat breakfast.

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Take a flyover of a West Virginia mountaintop removal site

November 26, 2010

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Atlantic Monthly writer James Fallows takes a flyover a West Virginia mountaintop removal site as part of his article “Dirty Coal, Clean Future,” in the December 2010 issue.

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Falling into the Fall

October 15, 2010

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We are experiencing, here in the Village of West Virginia, one of the loveliest Indian Summers in memory. But until someone gets one done for 2010, this Autumnal audio slideshow from 2009 will have to do you.

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Are rock cairns a Native American ritual site?

November 15, 2009

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A complex of 53 mysterious rock cairns is found on a rural West Virginia farm in the Appalachian hills. Was it a Native American Indian ritual site?

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Going wild in West Virginia’s way-out wilderness zone

October 31, 2009

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An audio-visual trip into the new 6,030-acre Spice Run Wilderness in West Virginia, where wheels aren’t allowed and just getting there is an adventure.

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