Film Review: “Overburden” (2015)

During the Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival, I had the pleasure of watching Chad Stevens' remarkable and moving documentary Overburden, about the coal mining industry in West Virginia and the lives of those that affects.  As the son of a coal miner, I found the film to be a profoundly touching portrait of the lives of those … Continue reading Film Review: “Overburden” (2015)


A Love/Hate Letter to West Virginia

Dear West Virginia: My decision to write this letter was inspired my several things:  by being home visiting Family, the recent decision of the Presbyterian Church to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are allowed, the great advances made in gay rights across the country, and by my state's recent birthday.  It caused me … Continue reading A Love/Hate Letter to West Virginia