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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