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November 28, 2018

I am not the best hunter in the world. I try to think like the animal I'm seeking to harvest though.  It usually means I overthink the plan and end up being duped by the animal.  Or, I'll get complacent about the animal and reduce it to a dumb creature that I can outsmart.  Case in point, my antlered deer hunting failures have accumulated to an astronomical number that we won't discuss in any detail here.  Here is what I know about these forest c...

November 22, 2018

     It used to be all the rage to only buy products that had the Good Housekeeping Seal (GHS) of approval label attached.  The media promoted the idea and many consumers bought into the notion that something with the 'seal' on it was trustworthy, worth the investment, and good!

     Perhaps I don't listen as intently as I used to or the promotion of Good Housekeeping seals has diminished over the years.  Not sure which is the case....

November 16, 2018

     I pray it doesn't snow.  I pray I can get out of bed. I pray for a better year than last year. I pray for my car to start. I pray for __________.  Do you pray?  Well, it is an honest question.  If we are created by God with God's image tucked within us then it stands to reason that we would have a penchant to want to converse with the Almighty. Is there anything to big or too small to lift in prayer to the one who placed the stars in place a...

November 13, 2018

    I have never (NEVER) owned a brand new vehicle.  It isn't that I haven't wanted to but rather I (we) have never been able to afford the type of vehicle I prefer that is brand new.  The default for vehicle buying for us then is predicated upon latest model with the lowest mileage, the best condition, and at the right price.  Recently, we were told by the inspection mechanic that the 2003 pick-up, while passing inspection, was beginning to show...

November 10, 2018

"At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. You will say, “How I hated    discipline! How my heart spurned correction! I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors."

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