Wednesday, September 26, 2007


When the buffalo are all slaughtered, the wild horses all tamed, the secret corners of the forest heavy with the scent of many men, and the view of the ripe hills blotted by the talking wires, where is the thicket? Gone. Where is the eagle? Gone. And what is it to say goodbye to the swift and the hunt? The end of living and the beginning of survival.

-Excerpt from a letter to President Pierce in 1855 from Chief Seattle

Monday, September 24, 2007

National Folk Festival in Richmond

hi there everyone
hope you are doing well

Haoua Chieck Traore called me today to remind me about the National Folk Festival in Richmond

She will be there selling great stuff by artisans from Mali. I believe that Billy Miller will be there too, as a demonstrating artisan & musician.

I will look up specific details on the festival and post them soon. I believe the date of the event is in the second week of October.

Bye, thanks for reading. -Suzy


Saturday, September 22, 2007


hi folks
hope you are all doing well

I just read some new content from the Appalachian Voice online...there are some very great articles in the latest issue.

Sol Creech will play tonight at Cabo Fish Taco in Blacksburg

also there is a music festival in Franklin Co. coming up soon, I will post details when I can.

bye, thanks for reading, have a great day. -Suzy

Friday, September 21, 2007

air mining link

hi readers,

here is a very important link esp. for those who support small scale agriculture...

also dont forget, the Black Twig Pickers are playing at the Country Store tonight along with many others.

bye, have a beautiful day. - Suzy


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Black Twig Pickers at the Country Store tomorrow

hi everyone
the Black Twig Pickers will be playing at the Country Store in Floyd tomorrow starting at 8:30 pm.
bye, thanks for reading, have a beautiful day. -Suzy


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WV mine claims one

hi everyone
hope you are well

Please note that a miner lost his life in Logan County WV a couple of days ago
If you wish to learn more please visit

I am wiring up the Traces library pages so that they will be easy to search - here are a few starting points.

since the Traces library for creative literacy, also known as the Traces free library, is looking to become more grid-independent and less enmeshed with the icann, domain names previously held by the Traces library editing team have been allowed to lapse. Namely This name was purchased about a week ago and is being developed as an educational resource. I do not know much beyond this, since I am not involved with the current development of

in any case, folks who are looking to see content that is 100% representative of the wishes and goals of the Traces library editing team should navigate to > traces or mountainpride. net > traces or something like that.

although the new owners of have populated the site with a great deal of material from the Traces Library for Creative Literacy, making the appearance rather similar, readers should be aware that:

a. navigating to will no longer take you to a place of ad-free content.
b. if you do go to, please understand that although you might be seeing some of my pictures and links to my writing, the ads are not my doing.

bye, thanks for reading, have a beautiful day.


Monday, September 17, 2007

another job posting

Help wanted @ Mountain Justice

10 hours per week

application deadline - September 25, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

hi folks

happy pokeberry season

hope you are all doing well
it is a beautiful day here today

here is a link that looks useful, via the Blue Ridge Muse

also below is some employment info you may wish to peruse if you are out there looking for a j-o-b as they say.

ja ne, have a beautiful day. -suzy


Now Hiring

Appalachian Voices

Adventure Brew Hostel

Electronic Frontier Foundation


Friday, September 14, 2007

adventure brew hostel help wanted posting

hi folks

below is something that might be of interest to a job seeker out there, from the Adventure Brew Hostel website...

also I wanted to pass along this info - on Nov. 9 the Mountaintop Removal Road Show will come to Roanoke. I will post more on this as time permits.

Bye, thanks for reading. -Suzy


Invitation to travelers, adventurers, and students of tourism from around the world ... come and enjoy the adventures and challenges of Bolivia, apply your experiences or studies in an exciting environment full of opportunity.

The Adventure Brew Hostel is pleased to be able to offer several modestly paid intern/volunteer positions to motivated individuals who can afford to pay their own airfares over here, are willing to get by on little-to-no-money (although we may be able to throw in accommodation and a couple of meals a day), and are excited by the idea of applying their skills in a completely different environment.

Our funky hostel/small hotel (35 beds) has its own microbrewery, its own bbq on the roof top terrace, a constant flow of backpackers, and a desperate need for several energetic, proactive, young, hip individuals to help whip it into shape and make sure the fun times keep rolling on (and that we can one day make a profit on this gig!).

Please contact us by email at to learn how little we can afford to pay you, how hard we will work you, how much you can learn out here, and what an awesome experience you'll have.


Alistair "el jefe" Matthew help wanted posting

a Big Mountain summary from

Appalachian Voice job posting

hi everyone
I just found this job posting on the Appalachian Voice website

Please note the September 17 deadline

bye, have a great day. -Suzy