I started this blog in 2010 with the hope of finding common ground between coal miners and environmental justice advocates. Over the years it became a sounding board for my personal views on the cultural, economic, and political complexities I encountered as I forged a new life for my family. At some point I stopped pulling any punches and began telling it like it is. There’s good and bad on both sides of the debate, but one thing is for sure, folks on both sides are going to have to work together and humble themselves before we’re ever going to see a just transition from coal.