Monthly Archives: February 2016

PLEASE, Help Make Earl Hamner Jr. a 2016 Kennedy Center Honoree

A great photo of Earl Hamner Jr. sitting on the steps of his old family homestead in Schuyler, Virginia. PLEASE, Help Make Earl Hamner Jr. a 2016 Kennedy Center Honoree By Richard Mabey Jr. This is not a time to … Continue reading

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Reflections of Thomas Wolfe

I am ever so grateful to Thomas Wolfe, for what he gave to us in his writings. Reflections of Thomas Wolfe By Richard Mabey Jr. Of late, I have been very little inspired. There is in me, most recently, a … Continue reading

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Time Travel

Is time travel possible? Time Travel By Richard Mabey Jr. Lately, I’ve had these very realistic dreams that I go back in time and visit myself, when I was a 12-year-old boy in the hospital. The strange thing of it … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Younger Self

From this desk, I wrote well over a hundred articles, columns and feature stories for Chambersburg’s daily newspaper, Public Opinion. Lessons From My Younger Self By Richard Mabey Jr. From 2015 till 2018, I wrote articles, columns and feature stories … Continue reading

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To Publish My Book

The path to the publication of a book, is often filled with roadblocks, setbacks, quicksand, thistle stalks and even some rattlesnakes. To Publish My Book By Richard Mabey Jr. It is often the time when we hit a roadblock, when … Continue reading

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The Old Beaver Patrol Clubhouse

A drawing that I made of my remembrance of the old Beaver Patrol’s prestigious clubhouse. The Old Beaver Patrol Clubhouse By Richard Mabey Jr. This is a CONDENSED excerpt of one of the chapters of my upcoming novel. This is … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mom

My beloved mother has always been a dear, sweet mom to me. Thank You, Mom By Richard Mabey Jr. My mom, Janet (Kemmerer) Mabey recently celebrated her birthday. Mom, my sister Patti and I went out for dinner at one … Continue reading

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