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Civil War

I stepped onto my my front porch last Friday night and remembered to breathe. My eyes were tearing up (righteous indignation and MCHM will make you cry), and my head was pounding.  The stench in the air is something I’ll

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hiatus

Been gone a long time, yet I can’t quite say goodbye to this blog. Since I’ve gone to work for the United Methodist Church, I’ve hung back from the music scene and public media. I’m ready for that to change.

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Winter is beautiful

, originally uploaded by laura_h_allen. I decided to go out and play with the new camera yesterday.  Used a macro lens for the first time and found it wonderful and challenging. This picture is from our lovely neighborhood/walk-through, Arlington Court.

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First snow

We’ve been coming to Charleston since I was 6 or 8, I guess.  From Maryland, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, and finally Clarksburg, we would visit my great-Aunts who lived on Quarrier Street. Emma smoked and cussed.  Louise was very prim

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Appanundrum

Being a West Virginian is hard. And wonderful. As purists are quick to remind me, I’m not ‘from here’ originally.  I was born just over the state line, in Cumberland, MD.  My family moved all over the place when I

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