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A battle for survival

This is Roger Alan Skipper’s story about Oralee, an uneducated, honest, fiercely independent Appalachian woman who, despite hardscrabble poverty and adversity, refuses to accept government welfare (or assistance from anyone). She battles to survive and care for her infant daughter … Continue reading

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Is this the New Year?

Many of us who are connected with schools in some way think of September as the New Year.  I am now experiencing a new kind of “New Year.” A year ago I had just changed my official website to WordPress … Continue reading

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Maryland Bookends

In a previous life, I designed and built custom homes in the mountains of Western Maryland—Garrett County to be precise. That was what I did after fighting in Vietnam and before doing housing research, analyzing building codes, and writing novels. … Continue reading

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