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Oct.28.2009
     Finally after being unemployed for nearly a year, I have work. To go from the sedentary sitting behind the computer lifestyle, back into woodworking production has proven to be a bit painful. I'm sure the sorenesses will dissipate over time. The first job we are working on is furniture for...
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Oct.24.2009
     The number one rule in survival is to help yourself first. If things aren't going right for you, how can you help someone else?      Imagine that you're in a plane crash or a boat wreck and you are the only one that knows how to survive any type of weather in any outdoor condition. Now...
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Oct.22.2009
     It would seem that the majority of our society has forgotten how to be patient. A little patience can go a very long way. Unfortunately we continue to evolve into a high-blood-pressure-pill-needing species that knows only one language. Hurry up!      Why? Why "hurry up?" What are we...
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Oct.21.2009
     As I begin typing this, I'm at a loss. What's my favorite city? My goodness. Until being asked that question I doubt it's one I'd ever consider wanting to answer. To be quite honest, I am not a city person and dislike city life in so many ways I wouldn't know where to begin. To my knowledge...
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Oct.21.2009
     I've never tried it before, but the idea of tackling a story in the world of science fiction is now becoming more than an idea. I found a place yesterday that is looking for short stories and if they accept the one I'm writing, will sell it as an ebook on Amazon. So I began writing a story...
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Oct.18.2009
     She gave birth to me on August 26th, 1963, at approximately 3:19 A.M. The bond she and I shared from that day forward was one that could not be broken.      I miss those school days when she would holler up the stairs with that dreadful phrase, "Boys, ..... time to get up." Those...
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Oct.16.2009
     I think after I finish my degree in Criminal Justice, I may, perhaps, spend some time studying government. It's always been my least favorite subject, and maybe that's why I don't seem to understand it. I'm 46 years young, and have never really understood our government and it's relationship...
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Oct.13.2009
     It's funny how when we read, we find that which is missing in our own writing. Having been over and over "Troubled Memories," and then after looking at the first chapter today, I almost screamed. It always felt so exciting when I re-read it. Today I saw the hidden word "boring...
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Oct.11.2009
     "I can't believe you aren't finished with that book yet," momma says. "I usually worry that we've lost you when another of his books comes out."      "I'm only reading one or two chapters a day," is my response. I normally have severe issues and cannot put a...
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Oct.10.2009
Dear Fellow Hunters,      This letter is not meant to defend "hunting" and it is not meant preach (although it will contain both). I'm a hunter. Although there is a small amount of "recreation" in it for me, that recreation is merely being in the outdoors and a personal...
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Oct.09.2009
     Have you ever reflected back and wondered what may have become of a choice, had you chosen to do the opposite of what you did? That's not supposed to be a zen riddle. Just a simple question. So often we hear someone say, "I wish I had never chosen to do that."      What if you hadn't...
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Oct.08.2009
     Sometimes we go a little overboard. I know we need to be careful when it comes to homeland security. I am all too aware of the threats of terrorism, illegal immigration, blah blah blah.      I'm also aware that news announcements would have people believing things are on the upswing (in...
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Oct.07.2009
 (Written 10-07-2009. A true story)       The first time was in 1966. I was almost three. Willie was almost two. Willie is my younger brother. I had never heard the words before, according to my mother. I had no reason to understand that there was danger. Yet, I frantically blurted out the words...
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Oct.06.2009
     Haven't written in a couple days. Well, I have but mostly responses. Anyway, I'm only on the 2nd cup and the fingers need to get loosened up before heading off into my book world to work on "The Bird Nest." (by the way.....that has nothing to do with bird watching:)      I love...
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Oct.04.2009
     A great weekend. Productive even. Re-read and edited "Troubled Memories" once again. Added 4 more chapters to "The Bird Nest," and my favorite Nascar Driver won his race. I just baked two chickens, (since I showed my wife how to properly bake a chicken, she loves them so...
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