Fri
Nov 13 2009
08:57 am

A couple of new blogs from a couple of great writers you might know:

• Shane Rhyne: A Place to Hang My Hat

• Rikki Hall: Sour Persimmon

(See also: Rikki Hall's proposal for a Museum of Appalachian Natural History: Kentucky has the Creation Museum; we can embrace reality.)

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katie allison granju's picture

Rikki & Shane

Loves me some Shane 'n' Rikki!

Great to see two really terrific new local blogs launching. I'm reading both regularly.

(Transparency Alert: Shane works with me in the Digital & Social Media Division at Ackermann. But I would read his blog even if he didn't ;-) )

-Katie

metulj's picture

My hometown of Martinsville,

My hometown of Martinsville, VA has a wonderful state museum of natural history. The idea was universally derided and the beginning years of the museum saw it stumble, but eventually the Commonwealth saw fit to really seed the place with money and it hasn't looked back. It's funny to see kids from RICHMOND making the day trip to Southside VA for some knowledge.

I think an Appalachian museum of natural history is a damn good idea. Where do I send my donation?

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tennesseevaluesauthority's picture

Thanks!

Thanks for recommending my blog, R. I appreciate the kind words and look forward to having a full-time place to hang my hat online.

Thanks, also, for alerting me to Rikki's new blog. I know it will be a great addition to my daily (or evening) reading list.

Take care,

Shane
http://shanerhyne.com

EricLykins's picture

Rikki

It would improve our cultural and educational image and cement Knoxville’s status as the capital of the Southern Appalachians.

Damn fine message.

I will never again refer to this town as anything other than Capital of Southern Appalachia.

Is Pittsburgh our North Appalachian sister capital?

It's going to take a lot of 21st century, non-coal jobs (that doesn't mean funnel cake making migrants from Pigeon Forge) to reinforce Middle Earth around the Beckley/Bluefield area.

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Thanks for the plug and the

Thanks for the plug and the kind words. I just added a new post about Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness, a great place just outside Dayton. I'm still trying to decide on the theme and scope of my blog. I'm leaning toward nature and science moreso than politics, but I'd be curious to know what my readers prefer.

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