Wisdom from the Woods Archive

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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

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

It’s not that I wasn’t loved. I simply lacked proof. Being born was easy. Staying alive was the chore. Learning to inhale life without hyperventilating has been an ongoing labor. My childhood is a blur of anger. Mostly because my parents tried to nurture nastiness in me. Fortunately, they were grossly incompetent in that respect. […]

Read More

EXTRA VALUE W/ HASHTAGWV! WE REACH 123,000 PEOPLE 3X A DAY ON THE RADIO!

Christina runs an "Event Spotlight" on 95.3FM , 93.3FM WKCJ Oldies, and 103.1FM THE BEAR. This spotlight airs 3x a day (Monday-Friday) on both stations. 95.3FM reaches 45,000 listeners daily in Beckley, Greenbrier County, Monroe County, Summers County, and some of Mercer County!!! 103.1FM has been serving 78,000 listeners everyday in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia and the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia since 1983. We distribute 7,000 full color, free papers across 5 counties. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

WV Proud, WV Strong w/ HashtagWV this June!

WV Proud, WV Strong w/ HashtagWV this June! - Pick us up this June! Our main article features the one-year anniversary of the terrible flood of 2016. Written by the Random Prophet, it celebrates our community in their commitment to help each other during these difficult times. This issue also features Matt Deal at the Sweet Shoppe, 30 Years of Durbin Days, and so much […]

Stay Updated!

Thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAG news!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

LBMEDIAKIT
lbspy-featured-events-music
lbspy-festivals
LBSPY-Testimonials1
Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

LBSPY remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)

Instagram

  • Last year was a snowy #ChocolateFestival. Slated for Saturday, April 8, don't miss this fun event with over 32,000 chocolate tastings @lewisburgchocolate!!
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #greenbriercounty #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #festivalvibes #gotowv #appalachianmountains #getoutandplay #chocolateworld #chocolateville #wildandwonderful @gbrvalleywv
  • #RichardHefner is grabbing a bite from @davisstuart1919 before hitting the stage at Trails, Tunes, & Ales @greenbriervalleybrewingco, a fundraiser for @mountainmusictrail!!!
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #wvfesties #gotowv #festivalvibes #craftbrews #greenbriervalleybrewing #getoutandplay #wv_igers #igers_of_wv #wildandwonderful #greenbriercounty #localmusicscene #blackmountainbluegrassboys #bluegrassmusic #craftbrewery @highrocks_edcorp
  • #Repost @bearwoodcompany Buy original.
...
#bearwood #bearwoodcompany #alwayshome #hurricanewv #gotowv #appalachianmountains #wvcaptures #wvartist #wildandwonderful #artistslife #buyoriginal #handmadegoods #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #signsofinstagram #smallbusinessowners #fridayflow

Follow Us!

LBSPY ARTICLES

Share the Love

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePrint this pageShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Wonder How LBSPY Remains Free?

WONDER HOW LBSPY REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how LBSPY gets published and distributed FREE every 2 weeks 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 LBSPY comes […]