More Bacon = Success

As we progress in age during life, it seems we strive to do things that would be impossible to achieve even in our youth. We sign up for aerobic classes where we jump up and down in sync to the latest music, which really isn't music.  We promise to learn to speak pig...

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Honey and Bacon Grease

Honey is akin to bee snot, regurgitated bee spit, or bee beer.  It’s also a good sugar substitute.  Isn’t it amazing how we describe essential ingredients in the modern kitchen.  The common ingredient of honey either devolves and evolves as we choose to use it, and...

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The Power of Knowledge

i read a blog post yesterday that addressed a method of finding people who have a similar worldview and gathering them in the fastest way possible.  The post was written by a very successful blogger and his suggestion was somewhat unique in my mind.    Basically, he...

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Week One Update

Today is Sunday and I promised to write a weekly update on my personal goal accomplishments each week.   This is my first report on the subject.  I’ve been busy this past week with projects at work, as well as at home.  I was able to write well in excess of 500 words...

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Sports on a Sunday Afternoon

There are several methods to prepare a household for watching sports on a Sunday afternoon.   The Super Bowl is fast approaching and the World Series is anticipated later in the year.   One must practice these methods in order to master their use before the big day...

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Twitter and Social Media Etiquette

First thing , I admit that I’m not a social media expert and lessons have been learned by first-hand trial and error.   In fact, I’ve been surprised by some of the vocabulary used online.   Others have suggested that I use the online urban dictionary if I’m unsure of...

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Talent: You Have It! Share It!

If you live the solitary life of a mountain man you will likely spend most of your time in the wilderness.   You’ll be surrounded by moose, elk, deer, bear and other animals found in places where few venture or witness.   You’ll  likely live by candlelight, or the...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are like a business plan for the soul.  When you write your new year business plan, set clear goals and objectives that are critical for your success in the new year.   You should do this because having clear goals will provide you with a path...

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Installing WordPress: My Take

Introduction My profession has been described as a cat herder.  I started out as a technical writer because of my legal education and technical background.  I have a Red Hat Linux certification, among a few others (Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft) under my belt.  I became the...

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Empty Shoes

‘Do you see the shoes?” “Yeah, I see ‘em.” They were there. Alone.  They were in front of the couch, as if someone placed them together, spaced equally apart. The couch was next to an oxygen machine, it’s water reservoir filled with liquid, a layer of dust covering...

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A Perspective on Life

“Oh, by the way - did I tell you?   I’m engaged!”    Yeah, she actually said that to me.  She was holding up her hand showing me a ring with a huge rock on it.   I was a 21 year old US Marine Corporal, just home from an overseas deployment.  I had taken her out for...

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Fruitcake For Everybody!

My unintended task - which I started on a whim and doesn't exactly involve fruitcake - is to write at least 500 words a day on any subject for 32 days straight.   This is somewhat like the photographers challenge of taking a photograph every day for 365 days.   Today...

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The Meaning of Christmas to Me

Unalienable Rights, given to us by God, allow us to return to God.   That is their purpose, and why they are fundamental to the American Republic.  The free State allows the ascendancy of man to return to the source of everything (God) and attain true happiness. That...

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God, Take the Yoke!

Preflight Flying is one activity that I absolutely love to the core of my soul.  When I am flying, it’s as if I already know what to do without any thought.  “A natural” my flight instructor said.   I was able to hold minimum controlled airspeed with the stall warning...

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The Gift of Christmas

The rituals of our lives at Christmas are composed of places, events, family, and friends.   This fact can often add a sad aspect during the holiday season because we miss the people and circumstances of our past.  That is to say, we remember the lost habits of our...

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It’s a Cowspiracy

I walked into the house and was immediately asked “have any luck?”   “Yes,” I replied.   “I spotted two cows and avoided them both.”  Landscape photography is a dangerous profession, thanks in large part to the need to cross cow pastures to find the right...

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A Hillbilly Thanksgiving

My mother is a Hillbilly. It's true. She was born in the wild Appalachian Mountains of Northern Kentucky and lived in a hollow that only received an average of two hours of sunlight each day. Her family of 10 siblings lived in a house built by the hands of my...

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The Mountain Man Trip

Jackson, Wyoming is a very pretty town.  It's also very crowded in the middle of June with people.   In fact I think the population of Jackson is larger than any other town in Wyoming during peak trap season.  I think I misplaced my mojo in the middle of town with all...

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Sunset out West along the Owyhee

in the late afternoon, I drove along an old road going to Lake Owyhee. Along the way, in a valley in the high range, I stopped and parked at a farm and cattle ranch. Before me were fields still green under the snow, and behind me were a few dozen head of beef. If you...

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A Little Wiggle In My Waddle

I went on a short camping trip with my father last week in the Texas Hill Country.   Many of the pictures that I came back with contained reflections of nature in water.   My plan was to catch a grand picture encompassing the raw beauty from a hilltop vista, looking...

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The Church of Baseball

Admit it. The World Series is like an annual Church Conference. That's why it's called the Church of Baseball General Conference. Here I am watching the 2nd game of the World Series in the 8th inning and the bases are loaded. Everybody in Detroit is praying. Everybody...

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2000 Audi TT OBDC code P1136

My Audi TT is now 12 years old. I'm it's second owner - and I've driven it for nearly 7 years now. It's a classic German designed vehicle, with italian electronics (lambourgini), a modified Porche frame, and assembled in Hungary. The only thing designed by Audi other...

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