At week’s end just as the sun sets on the hills of Appalachia, great plumes of smoke raise from every hollow, every lane, every far off cabin buried deep in the woods. The men, restless from their early mornings and long hours—from their heavy lifting, sawing, driving, chopping, running—come together around bonfires to eat, to drink, to pick their banjos and strum their guitars. They tell stories, they debate, they fight, and by the time the fire spits its last ashen breath, they’ve made one another better, smarter men.
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