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Adam Bailey
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A first generation college graduate, Adam lives the tension between the liberal arts and careerism, avoiding both his academic preference for joining an intellectual commune and his genetic predisposition to work 80 hour weeks. Born and raised on the mountains above the West Virginia coal fields, he also balances his deep roots in Appalachian history and nature with his cosmopolitan experiences and progressive values. When Adam isn't reading or writing, he's in motion--either running, driving country roads, or plotting his next global expedition. His bucket-list has mostly been to hike on every continent and swim in every ocean--halfway there at just 23, he's now just looking for bigger sights: helping, not just seeing, the world.

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Why I'm Not Waiting for Christmas This Year

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:51 PM

"The days are coming,' declares the Lord, 'when I will fulfill the good promise I made." -- the Prophet Jeremiah

And so God delivers yet another overdue I.O.U. There doesn't seem to be anything good about divine promises from the stories of the Bible. The goodness of creation was too...

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Speak Up. Speak Love.

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 6:05 PM

I live close enough to the college campus where I work that I walk most days. I save myself and the earth a couple gallons of gas and let the fresh air prepare me for or calm me down from a busy desk job. But on Monday, my walk wasn't...

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Unbridled Voting

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 3:34 PM

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, felt like the biggest date in my life. I had my outfit perfectly planned and my schedule cleared. The activities started before seven that morning and lasted into the night. The same adrenaline that kept me anxiously awake the night before got me through the day....

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Commencement: A Message From the Class of 2012

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 11:45 AM

I don't remember anything the speaker said except that he was a Quaker, but I imagine that might be how a Quaker would like to be remembered. I do remember that he said it well. He said it slowly, steadily, and clearly enunciated -- the way you speak when you...

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