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Wild, Wonderful

Finding happiness two hours west of Washington.

Aug 7, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 44 • By RONALD RADOSH
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At the end of a full day on the town, I drive up Old Shepherdstown Road to the turnoff for the local roads back home--over the railroad tracks and a one-lane bridge, past streets named Ma and Pa Road, Good Folks Road, and Salvation Lane, and slip John Denver into my CD player, singing the words that now apply to our new life:

Country roads, take me home

To the place I belong

West Virginia, mountain momma,

Take me home, country roads

Ronald Radosh, adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author most recently (with Allis Radosh) of Red Star Over Hollywood.