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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: STATE FAIR.

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What I remember most about my first visit to the West Virginia State Fair was being sick to my stomach in the backseat of my grandma’s Ford Pinto listening to Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius singing on the stage. Yes, I’m that old. I’ve returned to the fair many times since and have much […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: A Wonderful Activity.

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A wonderful activity I’m wild about in West Virginia is rafting on the New River. If you haven’t done it, do it. If you’ve done it, you’ll definitely do it again. Theme parks spend millions trying to outdo what God has given us to enjoy in West Virginia. “Almost Heaven” is far more thrilling and […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lived to the Maxx.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Maxx was a marvel of a mongrel. He was my canine soul mate.  Lots of people followed our life together for years on Facebook. I’d like to complete our story today. I loved my domesticated partner more than anyone, I still do. We were devoted to each other from the moment we met. He was […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Wherever Life Leads Me, I Always Find My Way to the Woods.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Like my grandmother watching from her kitchen window waiting to welcome me home, the woods look forward to my visits. We have lots of catching up to do. The leaves listen and the timbers talk. We pick up where we left off weeks, months even years ago. I’m untroubled by the trees and eased by […]

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APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS’ MIKE ROSS, HILLBILLY WITH HEART. BY JIM SHOCK

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Pictured: Mike hanging out with Jim’s number #1 companion, Maxx. Mike Ross appears on The History Channel series Appalachian Outlaws, but he’s definitely no bandit. The avid outdoorsman has deep West Virginia roots and he’s excited to use his lucky break on TV to give back to the region making him famous. Born in Greenbrier […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM BEING AROUND CREATIVE PEOPLE. BY JIM SHOCK

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

I‘m the least lonely loner in the world. I find solitude freeing. I have nothing to leave anyone except the memory of me. Eventually that will die. I’ll leave my imprint through words. If I don’t, what do I care? I’ll be dead. That’s why I admire Dolly Parton. Rather than get entangled in struggles […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS – LIFE LESSONS: BEING IN A BETTER STATE OF MIND. BY JIM SHOCK.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

One of the most delicious treats at the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is the eclectic tastes it brings to town. Not the confectionary delights around every corner. I’m referring to the flavorful mix of people zigzagging through Main Street sampling tasty tidbits to benefit The United Way. When West Virginians from all walks of life get […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS – LIFE LESSONS: LIVING IN A STATE OF WELLBEING CALLED WV. BY JIM SHOCK

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

Living in a State of Wellbeing called WV According to a Gallup poll, West Virginia residence had the lowest well-being score in the U.S. for the 5th year in a row. The Gallup-Heathway’s Well-Being Index rates states in six categories; life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS – LIFE LESSONS: HYPERCRITICAL PEOPLE. BY JIM SHOCK

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock, Wisdom from the Woods

I came up with a list of career opportunities for people with unique skill-sets. Everyone has a gift, what’s yours? I’ll gladly provide references, if you need. If you stir up crap, be a plumber. If you create drama, be an actor. If you judge people, be a critic. If you backstab, be an acupuncturist. […]

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MERRY HUMBUG BY JIM SHOCK

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock

After witnessing a holiday meltdown of meanness at Kmart when a register crashed, then fighting maddening traffic and crowds in a quest to find the perfect present to not destroy a little boy’s Christmas, and having repeated requests for suggestions go unanswered, I made my way to the ultimate holiday hell-spot, Wal-Mart. That’s where I […]

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Jamaican Me Hungry w/ HashtagWV this September!

Jamaican Me Hungry this September w/ HashtagWV! - Wah Gwaan Diner in downtown White Sulphur Springs is Jamaican us hungry at HashtagWV this September! Pick us up this month to learn about this new restaurant, owned and operated by Adrian Simpson. In this issue we also feature our junior spies who tell us all about their adventures at the WV State Fair this […]

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