My final day of coverage from Bristol Motor Speedway started early Sunday morning. After the alarm went off before 6:00 AM, I got ready to make the one hour and twenty some odd minute ride to Bristol Motor Speedway from Wise, VA, to cover NASCAR’s and Bristol Motor Speedway’s Food City 500. It’s the first … Continue reading Riding around BMS with DW provides new perspective
Sadly, we may never get to see what the Dickenson County Historical Society and local citizens could have done with Dickenson Memorial High School.
I decided enough is enough. I decided to detox myself from social media except for projects I am working on or covering.
My last post on the blog, “Appalachian Chained” seemed to set off a small firestorm. The post touched on many things; religion, hope, disappointment, failure and all wrapped together by a commentary on depression and mental health in Appalachia. The post has generated many reads but a few comments caught my eye, raised my eyebrow … Continue reading Here I stand on the soapbox…
There are days that I am on top of the world writing a blog, working social media, writing, and enjoying some of the opportunities provided me over the years but the world and Appalachia have not been kind to dreamers like me.
As I followed the breadcrumbs, the path started to become more visible. The pieces were finally falling into place. Then silence. Stone cold silence.
"Darkest Hour" hit home for me and made me ask questions whether enough is being done to save Appalachia.