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Life Lessons Learned From Being Around Insensible People by Jim Shock

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Wisdom From The Woods – Life Lessons Learned From Being Around Insensible People I love debunking myths about West Virginia. My favorite is we’re illiterate. I know for sure, we can read. I don’t mean words, necessarily. We “read” each other constantly. We read every nuance of our neighbors with our senses. We read with […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: The Wonderland of West Virginia by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lessons Learned from Living in the Wonderland of West Virginia If this is your first visit to West Virginia, warn your significant other. You’re about to have an affair. A single sampling of what this state has to offer and you’ll be hooked. West Virginia is sumptuously seductive, especially in […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Arbitrary People. by Jim Shock

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

I’ve learned not to make rash observations about anything in West Virginia. The moment I think I have her figured out, she throws a litigious loop in my lane stumbling my steps and tripping me up. I love the unpredictability of each day here though. Unforeseeably fabulous and fickly formidable conditions coexist in jarring harmony. […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Life Difficulties. by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods: Lessons Learned from being around People Experiencing Life Difficulties. It’s insane to think you’re not a little crazy. Recently, I willingly spent time in a health center, I made a brilliant discovery there. First, truly crazy people don’t seek help. Understanding you need treatment requires cleverness. I had the most intelligent […]

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Wisdom From the Woods: Life Lesson Learned from Being Around Mother Nature by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods – Life Lesson Learned from Being Around Mother Nature Picking a favorite season in West Virginia is like choosing a favorite child. I love each equally for different reasons. Spring is a definite Godsend though. It’s a season budding with beautiful beginnings. It reminds us that the soil of the land […]

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Wisdom from the Woods: Life Lessons Learned From Being Around Weak People by Jim Shock

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

Wisdom from the Woods: Life Lessons Learned From Being Around Weak People Lives intersect in the most peculiar way in West Virginia. Like the meandering hollers and seemingly random back roads to nowhere, every path eventually leads somewhere familiar. I couldn’t honestly say what I went to the Dollar Tree for but I left with […]

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

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

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

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

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 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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EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS AT APPALACHIA FLAVOR FESTIVAL W/ HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER THIS NOVEMBER!

Empire Strikes Brass at Appalachia Flavor Festival w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this November! - Empire Strikes Brass w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this November! They perform at  Appalachia Flavor Festival on Saturday, November 16th, 6p-12am at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds. Smooth Ambler Spirits and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company are excited to present this event, which is a fundraising event to showcase the hard work and pride that our local craftsmen […]

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