Tag Archives: Homer HIckam

Two Books and Perhaps the Most Downtrodden County in the Country

Many of the you have heard of McDowell County, the southernmost county in the state of West Virginia. You may not remember it. However every four years, politicians rotate ¬†through, pledging to help. In addition to roving politicos looking for votes, two of the most memorable books of the past ten or twenty years have…
Read more

You Can Go Home Again

Unlike Thomas Wolfe, the famous North Carolina writer who wrote several American classics dealing with rites of passage, I could, and did, go home again. Of course my wife, Diana, and I have traveled back to Princeton, West Virginia, many, many times over the years. Yet our less-frequent trips are becoming more meaningful as we…
Read more