the future 8-Nov-02 04:36 pm The website -- O Shenandoah! Country Rag/An Appalachian Rag -- at countryrag.org is therefore for sale for one million dollars. The price is derived from my reasonable expectation of what I and others would have earned had I been able to live and work in law and order and peace in the home I owned for two decades in the Shenandoah Valley during "the internet boom." Instead I was distracted at the most basic level by a very ferocious attack on me personally and on my property and financial stability and stability in every other sense too.|
The website has been recognized and awarded internationally as well as regionally. It has some of the absolute best of literature and art and culture and history and design and encouragement of responsible civic involvement. In every sense it represents the *best* of America and internationally and of the Valley and Appalachia. The website of the owners of Shentel represents the absolute worst that this country and that region might be. As far as I know, it has never received *any* awards and is merely a monument to a moment of prolonged duration of absolute depravity in how citizens might behave toward each other and their homes and businesses and health and sanity and relationships that are personally and professionally civil and legal.
The sale of countryrag.org -- O Shenandoah! Country Rag/An Appalachian Country Rag will allow its creator/publisher and contributors over the past seven years to be compensated fairly for their creative efforts and expertise.
I hope you'll take an opportunity to look through its pages and see why Encyclopaedia Britannica, for instance, chose it to represent the Shenandoah Valley and Appalachia under various categories for five years.
Buyer gets on-line copyright to my poetry and short stories and graphics and the honor of saving and preserving "a jewel on the internet," a very special and important part of the history of the internet as it developed and an opportunity to continue the website's support of the best of arts and historical remembrance and innovation and creativity as we progress technically and in our consciousness and create the future our children live in -- the values we pass on, what we save for them to learn from, as well as ourselves of course.
My email for an interested buyer, consortium of hip and cool people, company, corporation is firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone number is 423-753-0995. Mail address is: Jeannette Harris, 133.5 East Main St., Jonesborough TN 37659.
I'm selling the website, obviously, to recoup losses, pay contributors, and give myself some time to rest and heal, as well as have the resources to continue in these general directions, perhaps with another website designed and named differently.