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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Comment by Gary Carden on June 16, 2010 at 10:35am
Rob,
I think I have something going. It is called The Liar's Bench and meets the first Saturday of each month at City Lights Bookstore. We have met once and it worked well. The program is "an eclectic mix of storytelling, music and poetry." We hope to add theater. The next meeting is July 3rd.
Comment by Dave Waldrop on February 7, 2009 at 3:43pm
Rob, Thank you for developing a forum for people to express themselves regarding topics/concepts that deal with our relationships with each other and the earth as a whole. I need to send you a CD that I released in 2003 and some of my other writings. You might see some reason to make part of this material available to a wider audience. My belief is that the educational process should begin with our immediate physical surroundings---names of mountains,rivers,plants to name a few. In my humble opinion we go to distant places far too fast when we have a wonderful environment to start locally. My hope is that local educators will recognize the opportunity while we still have a wonderful environment to focus on. Please let me know how to send you the CD.
Dave
Comment by Rob Neufeld on February 7, 2009 at 11:01am
Great to read you here, Dave, and glad to follow along, Gary! I am in wonder about the continuing perception of the dangerousness of traditional values, but I think things are changing. Caring for our environment--maintaining a balance between society and nature--and also between the living and our ancestors, and the pragmatic and spiritual--has some pretty radical implications. But it's just traditional.

Anyway, I'd like to get something going about regathering awareness, knowledge, and skill. So that our kids can learn.

I hear and read a lot of good stuff, but all in scattered places. Maybe we can create a favorite sources forum?
Comment by Gary Carden on February 7, 2009 at 10:38am
Dave,
Why don't you come over and join one of the discussions. You would probably be right at home on most of them, including "folklore."
Gary Carden
Comment by Dave Waldrop on February 7, 2009 at 12:16am
Gary, I was born at home on Kitchen's Branch two miles east of Sylva,N.C., on October 14,1943. I do consider myself an Appalachian. Thank you for asking.
Dave W.
Comment by Gary Carden on February 5, 2009 at 7:31pm
So, Dave, are you a native? Where were you born? Do you consider yourself "an Appalachian"???
Gary Carden
Comment by Dave Waldrop on February 5, 2009 at 9:56am
The concept of individual property rights has been powerful in these mountains for generations. Our Native Americans have much to teach us about the ownership of all elements--shared ownership and collective responsibility for protecting everything that is in nature. Our water,air and soil must be guarded with constant vigilance and kept safe for our co-existence with them.

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