Author Archives: linlmercer

The Darn Debt Ceiling Fight

Both sides claim they are fighting for a compromise.  What they really remind me of is two brats fighting over the best way to build a sand castle while ignoring the fact that the rising tide will soon wipe everything … Continue reading

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Deja Vu and Marcellus Shale “fracking”

I chanced upon a program this morning that actually seemed balanced and fair-sided on the issue of fracking. They concentrated on the Marcellus Shale area in Pennsylvania but I stopped to listen since we are facing the same conundrum in West … Continue reading

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The “Feel” of Quiet

Sunday morning. A clear sky. Not humid yet and an ever so slight breeze. It “feels” like a quiet morning here in the mountains.  “Feels” like quiet? Yes, feels. True, the usual cacophony of birds is absent. They’ve finished their territorial calling … Continue reading

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A Day at the Nature Center

As I mentioned in the About Me section, I’m currently taking courses to get certified as a WV Master Naturalist.  In the past weeks I’ve stroked a black snake, gone birdwatching, grubbed in wet soil (mud), and made some pretty … Continue reading

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