The coal industry of West Virginia had found themselves in a crisis. Coal had become unimportant to the economics of West Virginia. Well, that really wasn’t the crisis; exports could take care of that. The real crisis was that the people living near their operations were starting to know just how unimportant the industry really … Continue reading For Want of a Favorable Reality
Where Does Fracking Leave Oklahoma’s Future?
This is part three in a three part series on fracking in Oklahoma. Read part one here and part two here. For the past two weeks, I have written about the state of fracking in Oklahoma and the socio-political quagmire that surrounds the issue. The impetus for all this digital ink was the ban that … Continue reading Where Does Fracking Leave Oklahoma’s Future?
America’s Blood Stone
Last week I was holding a freshly dried Roundtree and York blue stripped button down shirt when I had a sudden realization so severe that my vision began to fade to the soft gray light that signals the onset of a loss of consciousness. A connection was made that was so visceral, so astounding, that … Continue reading America’s Blood Stone
The Conservation of Public Perception
The bluish haze of cigar smoke hung over the crowd like that which would soon drift out of the barrels of their freshly fired guns. The men sat tense as if the very animal on which they were bidding was to be released into the room. Some of them sat with pearly sweat beading on … Continue reading The Conservation of Public Perception
Strive to be Ready for When the Change Comes
"Be good, children, all of you, and strive to be ready for when the change comes." -Andrew Jackson I am consistently amazed by the degree to which human responses to change are comparable to that of other animals. For all of our blustering that we with our enormous brains are superior to the lesser beasts, … Continue reading Strive to be Ready for When the Change Comes