Negativity will drag you down

September 3, 2015 Rourke 6

Rourke: This post was originally published HERE back in 2011. It still holds true today.   This world is unbelievably negative. Most people around me – home, work, friends – seem to relish in the demise of […]

My bucket list…….

August 31, 2015 Rourke 9

Back in 2011 I wrote about my bucket list. In case you don’t know – a Bucket List is a list of things that you want to do before you…..”kick the bucket“. There was a […]

Quote from “American Sniper”

January 30, 2015 Rourke 15

  As heard in the movie “American Sniper”. Chris Kyle’s father is talking to Chris and his younger brother when they were children……. “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and […]

When “The Fan” has a date…..

December 30, 2014 Rourke 4

by GrammaMary   December 5, 2014, at age 63, I received a layoff notice from my long term employer.  It was not a surprise.  At several points  over the last 8 years outsourcing of our […]

Our Grandchildren, Our Future!

December 21, 2014 Rourke 7

  By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)   Our grandchildren and children are our future. If we do not teach them what they need to know, other people will, but it may not be what you want […]

Men…..read this.

September 21, 2014 Rourke 18

The following post IS directly related to preparedness – preparedness for your soul, your life, and your happiness. I originally posted it back in September of 2013 however I felt the need to put it […]

Poem from the movie “Act of Valor”

July 5, 2014 Rourke 3

I just got finished watching the movie Act of Valor again – great movie. Acting was not award winning but lots of action and should give viewers a greater appreciation for those that serve. Anyways […]

A plane goes lost…..

March 14, 2014 Rourke 5

Was thinking about this incredible event going on right now  with the missing airliner – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. I think that as tragic as this is the massive nature of this planet is really […]

Keep a cool head

October 18, 2013 Rourke 4

“Pressure” and “stress” has been on my mind lately. I have witnessed over the past two weeks people just come apart at the seams over what I consider nothing. People get wrapped up in their […]

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GYPSY VIBES AND CURSES

June 11, 2013 Rourke 6

What follows is another excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. […]

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Guest Post: How did it start?

June 9, 2013 Rourke 2

From Rourke: Below is an excellent account that shows how people come into a sense of entitlement and deserving of things not earned. Thanks to Brad M for sending it in.   How did it […]

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S3 – THE LOST PATROL

June 7, 2013 Rourke 7

What follows is an excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. Additional excerpts….. […]

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BUGS AND OTHER LIFE FORMS

June 5, 2013 Rourke 11

What follows is an excerpt from “Sole Surviving Sons, a Marine Tanker in Vietnam“. The book is unpublished as of yet and is a Marine odyssey in Vietnam. Please comment if you would like to hear more….. Additional excerpts….. […]