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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Happy-Go-Lucky Guy by Jim Shock

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Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned From Being Around a Happy-Go-Lucky Guy A persona is the person you become when you’re not comfortable being who you are. We all know people with the character of a chameleon. They effortlessly shift shades to suit their surroundings. They’re also known as shady! I crave authentic […]

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Wisdom From the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around Truly Compassionate People by Jim Shock

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Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around Truly Compassionate People For better or worse, West Virginians look out for one another. When it’s done for upright reasons, it’s a prized Mountain State trait. However, when looking out for your neighbor involves peering into their life like a lurking peeping Tom through […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Lost Soul by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Lost Soul In February, happiness is a fickle friend. The shortest month goes unrushed for me. The lingering lifelessness of winter numbs me. Grim grays and subdued hues surround me and reflect the sullen scenery of my mind. The lack of sunlight illuminates […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being around a Frigid Temptress by Jim Shock

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Wisdom From the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being around a Frigid Temptress Winter reveals West Virginia’s naturally stunning features. She doesn’t need makeup to look attractive to me. Her inner beauty is more apparent, when she’s undressed by the freezing season. There’s virtuousness in her vulnerabilities, when she’s exposed. For months, she hid […]

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Wisdom-From-The-Woods: Life Lessons Learned from being around Commonsense People by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods. Life Lessons from Being around Commonsense People. Despite what the new MTV reality show “Buckwild” would have you believe, there’s no shortage of commonsense in West Virginia. Most of us know right from wrong. Like my dog, my good behaviors were shaped by listening to someone I respect. There are no […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being around Dissimilar People by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being around Dissimilar People A song by R.E.M asserts everybody hurts. It’s true. Until death do we part body and spirit, hurt is our constant companion. The ache begins with a rude awakening at birth and persists throughout our lives. It’s our first waking experience and the […]

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Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Wild Nuisance

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Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Around a Wild Nuisance What issue is bigger than obesity in West Virginia? There’s a laundry list of debatable dilemmas besetting the Mountain State, but the burgeoning coyote population is hard to ignore. While proposed control strategies to manage the menace present unique sporting challenges […]

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Wisdom: Life Lessons Learned from Being Open-Minded by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being Open-Minded If laughter is infectious, may we all come down with a bad case of it. I only make New Year’s resolutions I’m certain to keep. My past successful commitments to myself include; drink more beer, spend more time with my dog and upset stupid […]

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Wisdom-From-The-Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Being around Unpleasant People by Jim Shock

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lessons Learned from Being around Unpleasant People. West Virginians are exceptionally good at some awfully bad things. Criticism has become our creed. If you consider my words wisdumb, I get it! My life of supposed exceptional experiences is utterly unexceptional to me too. Walking the woods of my life, […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lesson Learned from Being around Loving People

By: LBSPY / Category: Blog, Jim Shock

Wisdom from the Woods Life – Lessons Learned from being around Loving People West Virginians embrace people in unique ways. The gifts we share are precious, because we don’t have many material favors to spare. A lot of us hug with food. I was squeezed so tightly at Thanksgiving by homemade rolls, pies, cakes, covered […]

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WARM UP THE HOLIDAYS THIS DECEMBER W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER!

Warm up the holidays this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! - Warm up the holidays this December w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper!  + Find KRAMPUS to enter for your chance to win a dozen cupcakes from Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café in Covington, VA! Located in downtown Covington, Cakes Your Way and the Coffee Café is the town’s convenient stop for a latte and […]

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