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

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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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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: SOMEONE WONDERFUL. BY JIM SHOCK

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

It really is a wonderful life. How wonderful depends on your character. Are you Clarence? Do you aspire to earn your wings helping others soar? Perhaps, you’re George Bailey. A downtrodden optimist with a bruised butt from boot kicks. Possibly, you’re Mr. Potter, paralyzed by personal pain incapable of caring. Clarence left the cushy comforts […]

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

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

I agree with Jennifer Lawrence. What planet do we live on where Joan Rivers is qualified to criticize the appearance of anyone… or anything for that matter? We live in a world where innocence is prosecuted. Usually by folks reeking of rightness. Mistreating others in entertainment. The Fashion Police is the lowliest form of law […]

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WISDOM FROM THE WOODS: LIFE LESSONS – BLESSED BY JIM SHOCK

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

Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned From Being Blessed. Autumn’s age has vexed my gaze and seasons lost now lure me. Surrounded by frozen forests, brisk breezes make stiffened limbs flinch and break. Naked trees carry unbearable burdens of abandoned beauty before me. Faded and forlorn arms outstretched grasping for warmth beg an embrace. […]

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