This is a strange, strange place to me. There aren’t too many choices in terms of professions, or places to shop, or doctors to see, or things to do, etc. It’s interesting to see what happens when options are limited. Sometimes the results are depressing, and sometimes they’re really admirable.

Juliet Escoria, summing up Beckley, West Virginia – her current home and my hometown – about as perfectly and succinctly as can be done.
Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the national baseball writer for He writes about things other than sports at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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