Larry Berger Archive

Life Unhinged: Before Hand & After Words

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I have accumulated many trade skills during my lifetime. Writing is one of them. But it is not so different from the others. It is made up of essentials. Words are tools. Grammar is the method of construction. Different words, like fasteners, hold the material of thought in different shapes. The glue is determination and […]

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Life Unhinged: 7 Bullets Left. by Larry Berger.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I remember it starting when I was twelve. I would close my eyes and imagine everything different and it would be different and it would stay that way as long as I kept my eyes closed. And when I opened my eyes everything still looked the same, but I didn’t believe it. I knew it […]

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Life Unhinged: How to Raise a Family in 10 Easy Steps.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

Babies crying in the wee hours of the morning, interrupted schedules, mysterious messes, things always getting lost or broken, fantastic tales explaining no longer functioning machinery, teenagers out way past curfew. These are just a few of the excitements awaiting those star-struck adventurers intent on marriage and family. The task of parenting often seems impossible, […]

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Life Unhinged: It’s Hard to be Homeless.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

It is hard to be homeless, and alone. I am traveling with a shopping cart, sometimes pushing it, sometimes riding in it with effortless propulsion over vast empty parking lots. But more frequently there is a sidewalk with uneven cement sections and I have to lean on the cart to raise the wheels as I […]

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Life Unhinged: Grandpa Larry’s Helpful Hotline

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

There are no strings attached to my guitar anymore, I’ve lost the bowl I used to puke in; I cannot find the settings on my computer that allow me to watch what I want to; and I had to close the front door so someone wouldn’t hear me and my frustrated rantings. But it is […]

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Life Unhinged: A Spoon, a Flashlight, and a Lighter. by Larry Berger

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Life Unhinged

I woke up groggy from an unintentional afternoon nap on the living room couch and stumbled into the bathroom to relieve myself. On the way out, I weighed myself on my digital scale. It said, 180.0. I can never seem to get down into the 170’s. Later, after attending a dinner party, with cocktails, beer, […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: SHOP LOCAL, IT’S WHAT WE GOT.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Pseudo News

I wandered into beautiful downtown Ronceverte and down the hill by the Baptist Church, hung a left and stopped at Martin & Jones Hardware. People milling around. Conversations. I waited. When my neighbor saw me, he smiled brightly. Eventually, my turn came. “I’m looking for some bolts,” I told old Mr. Boneyface. Boneyface is a […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: THIS COLUMN IS FOR THE BIRDS.

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Pseudo News

I love the songs the birds sing. And since I don’t know them by their names like my neighbor, John, who can spot a yellow breasted whatever driving along at fifty miles an hour, I name them by their sounds. There’s Cheeber Cheeber, and Jimmy Jimmy, and the Bird Of Encouragement, who sings, “w’need ya, […]

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Pseudo News: Notes from the Underground

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Pseudo News

And now, I am compelled to report some very interesting news from underground sources you can only hear from my basement hideaway. Precious precedents predicted or performed, or improperly propelled by presidents precede properly prepared proposals by program packing political pundits. Who remembers Alfred E. Neuman? What, me worry? Silence bounces off the uninsulated walls. […]

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PSEUDO NEWS: RIDDLES

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Nonsense, Pseudo News

Hey, I’m jealous. That riddle guy on page twenty two keeps making up these cool riddles that I can’t ever figure out. So I am going to make some riddles of my own. What happens when you take two dimes out of your pocket and put them on the dresser?  You get a pair o’ […]

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Eat up the Fun with Hashtag Lewisburg this September!

Eat up the Fun w/ HashtagWV this September! - Eat up the Fun w/ HashtagWV this September!!! This month we feature Freshwater Folk Festival,2018 WV Roadkill Cook Off & Autumn Harvest Festival, Autumn Harvest Festival -Monroe Co WV, a glimpse into Taste of Our Towns – TOOT, and so much more! Pick us up! – HashtagWV #105, September 2018.

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Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
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Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]