Coal Tattoo

The politics of why Don Blankenship isn’t a felon

  Candidates, from left, Don Blankenship, of Williamson, Bo Copley, of Delbarton; U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., of Huntington, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, of Charles Town, Jack Newbrough, of Weirton, and Tom Willis, of Martinsburg, participate in a debate in Wheeling, W.Va., Monday, April 23, 2018.  AP photo. If you are among those who […]

The Sock 'Em, Bust 'Em Board

Derek Redd reveals his AP Top 25 ballot, Part 1

Hello? Anyone there? I know we’ve been away for a little while, but we’re back with some minor housekeeping moves (check the new name of the blog), and I figured what better way to reemerge than find a way for you all to possibly mock me? So here is my AP football ballot after the […]

Vines & Vittles

Wine for everyday meals

If you’ve followed my scribblings over the years, you know that I’ll never tell you about a wine without recommending specific foods with which to pair that particular bottle. However, a friend of mine (who is less than subtle) recently admonished me for always seeming to suggest wine compatible foods that she referred to as […]

PopCult

Dr Seuss Makes Me Think About Food Bullies

The PopCulteer March 5, 2021 We are, as a society, becoming more mindful of discriminatory behavior. It may not seem that way, as a vocal minority has embraced racism, sexism and hate speech as their chosen means of political expression, but in general, we are, as human beings, trying to be kinder to one another. […]