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Wisdom from the Woods: Snobbish People, by Jim Shock

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Wisdom from the Woods –Life lessons learned from being around snobbish people. Living simple makes lots more sense. The greatest advantage West Virginians have is how ignorant we let people think we are. Dumb folks wouldn’t have the good sense to live here. It’s just a shrewd ruse meant to keep the riffraff away. How […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Hospitable People, by Jim Shock

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“Wisdom from the Woods” –Life lessons learned from being around hospitable people. Acts of kindness aren’t random at all. I’d sooner be needy, hungry and broke down in WV than anywhere else in the world, ‘cause I know someone is gonna help me, feed me and fix me, probably all in the same dang day. […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Thoughtless People, by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods” –Life lessons learned from being around thoughtless people. Kindness becomes valueless when given to worthless people. If equivalent effort isn’t applied at both ends of a king gesture, it profits no one. Certainly, the giver gets satisfaction from doing something good, but diminishing returns over time quickly bankrupt a person’s cache […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Wary People, by Jim Shock

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

“Life Lessons Learned from being around wary people.” The plunge hurts a little, but I respect anyone who cuts the cord and doesn’t leave you hanging. I’ve learned, it’s better to keep your feet close to the ground than have higher expectations of an average person who is incapable or reaching too far. – Jim […]

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Flipping the Bird, Issue #6

My yard is a beautifully landscaped oasis of flowers, ivy, and lush green hostas as far as the eye can see. At least, that’s what the yard was like when I bought the place. It was a big part of what made me fall in love with the house, but I didn’t think about the […]

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Rooster, Issue #3

I miss my neighbor’s rooster. Wait. Let me start again. I am not a morning person. I don’t return a “Good morning!” with a “Yeah, what’s so good about it?!” (OK. Maybe just once.), but I’m not chomping at the bit to see the sun rise, either. Lately, I have been wearing out the snooze […]

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Test-Drive, Issue #4

I’d like to share with you the story of one of 6 test drives I undertook recently. At first it was all very predictable. Before I picked a vehicle to take out, he showed me the different trim packages and explained why theirs are better than all the other cars on the road. Sure, sure. […]

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Homemade Beer, Issue #5

Recently, I have been trying my hand at homebrewing as a hobby. It’s been a little half-hearted on my part, truthfully, but I have been lucky enough to have a very enthusiastic partner in the endeavor. We’ve gone thru the process twice so far, I can safely say I have no idea how anyone does […]

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Dining out with Mom, Issue #7

If restaurants are Superman, my mother is kryptonite. No matter how reliable a restaurant’s food and service is, my mother can show up and the whole place just goes to pot. It’s as though they can sense her hunger, and it scares them. She came to visit me for a weekend recently, and we decided […]

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The Nightmare Continues w/ Lewisburg City Paper this October!

The Nightmare Continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October! - The Nightmare continues w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October. Located about 15 minutes from downtown Lewisburg, Miller’s Nightmare and Haunted Farm is owned by the Millers and they have recently found that it is cursed. They’ve come up with a theory as to why the land and crop are tainted. There are inhabitants on the […]

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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 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 […]

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