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June 2, 2010

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Calling Iron Baby

After a long, hard day of slogging over vats of words and assembly lines pushing out dipthongs and metaphors at the Paragraph Factory, I needed a break, some uplift. Just then, Iron Baby appeared in the window in front of me ….

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May 27, 2010

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Treating exuberance

A new tool in the battle against excessive exuberance and consistently chirpy people.

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May 27, 2010

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Coffee in Sunlight

Kathleen Coffee in the Perpetual Sunlight of the River | Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston, W.Va., May 22, 2010 | click bigger

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May 20, 2010

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In search of beta readers

I’ve been working on a beta test site of a new West Virginia arts and cultural mag-blog-channel. Check it out and share your feedback.

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May 19, 2010

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How to succeed at failure

“Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill

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May 17, 2010

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The Art of Volcanoes

This is flat out lovely and terrible, when you think about it, helped by the fact that it stars Mother Nature in a ferocious mood. The song is a solo piece by Sigur Ros’s lead singer, Jónsi Birgisson. The song is called “Kolnidur.”

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May 11, 2010

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The Third Eye opens

We hereby announce to both hither and yon that THIRD EYE CABARET will open soon for several days in two different locales within the hills of West Virginia. Third Eye Cabaret is a floating spectacle of theatrical music, art-folk-rock and the spoken/unspoken word. SATURDAY, May 22, 7:30 to 9:30 pm | Third Eye Cabaret with […]

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May 8, 2010

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Visiting the pharoahs in Huntington, West Virginia

I am into folks who have obsessional collections. My friend in this video, Ken Fox, agrees that it is altogether possible he lived during Pharaohic times in a prior incarnation. What else could explain such a jones for all things Tutenkhamen and beyond? PS ~ I fell off the blogging hobbyhorse after exiting stage left […]

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April 27, 2010

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Lightning bugs

This rates quite high on the official coolness scale. As the video’s Vimeo page explains this is a visualisation of the northern European airspace returning to use after being closed due to volcanic ash out of Iceland.

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April 27, 2010

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God hates figs

I finally got around to uploading to YouTube this video of a very fun counter-protest. When the hatemongers from Westboro Baptist Church announced they were coming to Charleston, W.Va., Covenant House gathered a host of area folk for a flashy response in early April as the Westborians uncorked their usual ‘God Hates Figs‘ bit. (Though […]

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