Tag Archive: American culture

Dec 18

A few more notable passings – 2016

In my post titled, Looking Back at 2016, I mentioned a number of notable passings. Well, the year was not quite finished at the time of that posting and a few more individuals worthy of memorial have gone to the great beyond. Lawrence Colburn – a man of great integrity. Worthy of note because in …

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Dec 15

Election year blues.

I was out of the country on election day but I was able to read the news from 12 times zones away. As the year comes to a close, I am compelled to comment. In my entire life I have never witnessed such a spectacle as this year’s presidential run-up. Representing the two major political …

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Nov 26


One of my favorite news aggregators is the website known as zerohedge.com They offer an alternative to the mainstream media outlets. It is the responsibility of every citizen to keep informed about the issues of the day. For the citizen to be fully informed he/she must seek out the truth from any source that is …

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Oct 25

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) extends from Maine to Georgia. Covering nearly 2,200 miles (3,500 km.) and traversing 14 states- heading north from Georgia, into North Carolina, then Tennessee, on through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and finally, culminating in the woods of Maine. Meandering through many …

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Oct 15

Dylan receives Nobel Prize in Literature.

In previous posts both here and here, I shared information and resources to learn about poetry, how to study it, to understand it and how to write it. I also pointed out that there has been a long relationship between poetry and musical lyrics. Some would argue that music is not poetry and visa versa …

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Oct 09

Old cameras, collectibles and curios.

*Climbing winding roads up through sandstone walled canyons that trace back into the heart of frozen granite rock and icy water – a place where the rivers change direction.* * The Front Range of the Colorado Rockies runs north and south along the I-25 corridor between Pueblo, Colorado. and Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is a stunningly …

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Sep 07


I generally try to avoid the subject of politics on this blog, but occasionally I feel compelled to comment on what I witness as the decline of the American way of life, indeed, the destruction of Western civilization. Perhaps it was said best by the “master poet of my generation; “Don’t follow leaders and watch …

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Sep 06

The growing American police-state.

It is difficult to accept the manifestation of an over-reaching government in a nation founded on the principles of individual liberty and self reliance, but in America today the malignant disease of collectivism is eating away at the very fabric of those founding concepts. This cancerous notion of demanding something for nothing appears to have …

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Aug 10

Mike Vanderboegh – R.I.P.

Mike Vanderboegh, American patriot, investigative journalist, blogger for the cause of freedom, founder of the Three Percent movement, and speaker of truth, has passed to the great beyond. He courageously fought the good fight as he simultaneously battled cancer in spite of the continued decline of his personal health over the past decade. He carried …

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Aug 08

A good day at the rifle range.

The weather today was warm but the humidity was tolerable. I took the opportunity to get to the rifle range and sight-in a new red-dot sight. This sight is made by Aimpoint – T -1 Micro. This sight is known for durability and has received great reviews in the shooting community. The purpose of a …

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