Tag Archives: Pictures

4 Variations on What Spring Looks Like in Barboursville, West Virginia

April 13, 2013

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This is all I got. A big ole magnolia tree in a full-throated shout of Spring blossoming, a mile from my house in the village of Barboursville, W.Va. Four viewing variations, from real to less-real.

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Pictures from a Life In and Out of the Hills

January 26, 2013

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I get tired of words. When my head gets weary of trying to make sense with them, I turn to pictures. Photographs activate a different neighborhood in the cerebral cortex.

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Scenes from Several Cabarets

November 10, 2012

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Some scenes from recent ThirdEyeCabarets at The Cellar in downtown Charleston, W.Va.,, with performing songwriters, spoken word performers and bouncer Batman.

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On the Mountaintop with Stiltwalkers, Firebreathers and Disco Balls

September 15, 2012

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A trip to the Magic Mountain in iPhone photos reveals two-story tall human beings, people who breathe fire, a troupe of troubadours and the stray jackalope drumming round the fire before the dawn.

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Mohawk Bartenders and the Road to Grinfest

September 2, 2012

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Nick sports one impressive Mohawk and scenes along the way and along the river at this year’s GrinFest. A triple play of photos and videos from Out & About in West Virginia.

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Song for the Patron Saints of Cappuccino

August 22, 2012

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In sweet coffeehouse sadness, we sit. We bemoaners and conjoiners, we well-outfitted outcasts of the digi-age. We brow-knitted worriers and patron saints of cappuccino.

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Photo Op: Crystal Sees How I See

August 19, 2012

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I often sit on my glasses, bending them into pretzels. I lose them, constantly. Once, I dropped a pair on the cul de sac and proceeded to run over them with my Honda. Then I changed my ways.

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Thinking About the Future While Pondering the Past

August 18, 2012

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Yet another article on the Next New Thing in Web Publishing sends me fleeing a century into the past, in search of some verities on a southern Italian hillside.

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Notes for Dilettantes of the Digital Age

August 8, 2012

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There are cougars in these hills, high on slanted slopes, ranged with forests of matchstick-straight lodgepole pines. Places where few men and women, much less boys and girls, have been of late, if ever.

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Things to Like About West Virginia: Guest Tomatoes

August 1, 2012

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I could go on what I dislike about West Virginia. Its paid-for politicians. Plastic jugs in rivers. Etc. This is one of the things I like about West Virginia: shared tomatoes on the porch.

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A Few Moments With the Warrior in the Window

July 31, 2012

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There’s a warrior in the window. Some Chinese gift shop in South Charleston, West Virginia. I’ve just had my back adjusted down the street, because, well, shite, age happens. And there he is.

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Other Places I’d Like to Be As Well: the Zumwalt Prairie

July 29, 2012

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I offer you this gander down a long road in the Zumwalt Prairie in northeastern Oregon. Where I hear tell, the gods — the good Old Gods (and the Goddesses) — still live.

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In the Hills of Joseph, Part 4: “Passing the Buck”

July 18, 2012

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A session with writer Luis Alberto Urea delivers live-action magic realism as deer be chillin’ on the Fishtrap lawn and the chortling stream invites you to sit down and write in Joseph, Oregon.

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In the Hills of Joseph, Part 3: I Think I Am in Love

July 17, 2012

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I would, were I able, drive straight into the highest of the peaks ahead, to that notch where snow sits upon a single peak as on a glacier. Why didn’t someone tell me of Oregon before?

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In the Hills of Joseph, Part 1: The Windswept Soul

July 15, 2012

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So, since my friends will ask, and family, too, what was it like, I fire up the MacBook Pro and sit down with a one-third glass of dark-red wine and set to put some words upon the screen. | A pictorial essay from the Zumwalt Prairie, Joseph, Oregon.

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Picture of the Day: On Blumenstein Mountain

December 16, 2011

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West Virginia metal sculptor, raconteur, environmentalist and unaccountably still curly-haired Official Citizen of WestVirginiaVille Mark Blumenstein, sends along this view from the top of Blumenstein Mountain.

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WestVirginiaVille’s new caffeinated adjunct office

December 3, 2011

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If you’re wondering where the roving WestVirginiaVille home office on any given today might be, you might check out the new nameless coffeeshop at the corner of Lee and Morris streets which opened recently in Charleston, W.Va.

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Picture This: Some Days, Nothing Will Do

November 29, 2011

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The point is to get to the point where you no longer feel the need to ask: ‘What’s the point?’ Yet the older I get, the more I think this misses the point.

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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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