Author Archives: James Thomas Smith

About James Thomas Smith

West Virginia has been my home except for a couple of years living in California and Nevada. Family, camping, hiking, photography, treasure hunting, and writing are the things I like to do the most. The things I love and value more than anything is family. Member of Professional Writer's Alliance

Why I Like Camping

With the coming of spring comes the annual appearance of Crocus’s, Robins and warmer weather. But, this spring the temperatures are slow to rise. Even though, I am looking forward to packing up my tent and camping supplies and my … Continue reading

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The Company House At Gloryholler

A little country town, during the 1930’s and 1940’s, nestled deep between two steep and rugged hills, was indeed booming.   Coal mining was the occupation of many young men in the town and there was one mining company that … Continue reading

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How To Survive A Black Hole

The answer to that question is…if you stray into the gravitational suction power of a black hole, there will be no survivors! You probably already know that the earth is a part of the Milky Way galaxy. Within the Milky … Continue reading

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Traveling the Universe

James Thomas Smith 186,000 miles per second. Can you imagine that? No matter how you say it…that’s fast. Check out these facts… The moon, right now, is about 238,000 miles from earth. Traveling at the speed of light from the … Continue reading

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Man With You Know What

My hero is Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters. Ralph Peters is a retired army officer, Fox News commentator, novelist and author of non-fiction books. Mr. Peters is a man who the American people want to hear speak on the current and … Continue reading

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Why You Need E-Newsletters

E-NEWSLETTERS WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEM When To Publish Your E-Newsletter ·       Anything less than monthly is problematic. The problem is with so much noise out there and so many people creating content on a daily basis, anything less … Continue reading

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Remembering Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing … Continue reading

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The Season is Changing and the Cat wants in.

Lo and behold! I wake up one morning, throw back the covers on my warm cozy bed, I roll over throwing my legs over the edge of the bed, count one, two, three and up I stand,  knees cracking.  I check my clock on the … Continue reading

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Trying My Hand At Writing Fiction

Okay, here goes. I’ve always wanted to write fiction. You know, letting my imagination do the directing and my fingers doing the physical work. But, eventually,  I would lose interest and give up. I was lacking the energy and/or self … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting: Good For Your Health

Looking for something exciting to do this summer? Ever try treasure hunting? Treasure hunting will bring you good health, tons of fun and who knows, maybe a treasure trove! Yes, that’s right! The kind of treasure hunting I am referring … Continue reading

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