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The Good Heart of Thunderpants

By Bob Henry Baber  Hey, kids. I know a little tart whose nickname is Thunderpants because she has lightning bolt stickers on the side of her diapers! “Hello there, Thunderpants. What are you doing?” “I’m practicing to grow bigger, Silly!” Well, as you can see, Thunderpants is one of the smartest girls in the whole […]

Peter Rapp-It

By Bob Henry Baber No doubt you’ve heard the story of Peter Rabbit, the country bunny who so long ago got into trouble when he went into a certain garden against his mother’s very sound advice. Well, it’s a good thing that GrandPaw Peter survived his mishap with Mr. McGregor, because this story’s about his […]

Stale Christmas Cookies

By Bob Henry Baber Photo: Dennis McClung (L) Don McClung (R) taken in Beverage Barber Shop in Richwood, WV, 1962. Dennis and Don Mclung with turkey. My name is Don McClung. Everything I herein recount took place the week after the Christmas of 1962 on a frigid winter’s night high up in Greenbrier County, West […]

Pure Orange Sunshine

Contact me today to purchase a copy for only $12.50! This includes postage! Review: PURE ORANGE SUNSHINE is a true-life autobiographical novel, by award-winning Appalachian writer Dr. Bob Henry Baber. 5-Stars*****Chuck Kinder, former Chair of the Creative Writing Department of the University of Pittsburgh and renowned author of Honeymooners and The Last Mountain Dancer says […]

Appalachia Rising

Bob Henry recently read his poems at the Voices from the Mountains event at Appalachia Rising, an event which took place in Washington DC, September 25-27, 2010 is a national response to the poisoning of America’s water supply, the destruction of Appalachia’s mountains, head water source streams, and communities through mountaintop removal coal mining. It […]

Mountain Party

By Bob Henry Baber The Mountain Party isn’t one lone voice crying in what”s left of the wilderness. We are many voices-a diverse choir of believers keeping the faith forever. We”re the voice of the Massey miners who are afraid to speak out for safety for fear of losing their jobs, the voice of single […]

Word Warriors

By Bob Henry Baber When the mountains are leveled from east Kentucky to the Virginias, And they will be – just as surely as the sun will rise to shame grey Unceasing carnage- When the sweet old ladies of Sylvestor Are blown away by coal dust; And the next “impossible” sludge spill has spoiled thousands […]