Critical Thinking in a Confused World

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by Derrick Krane I had a laptop sticker which stated you can’t co-exist with suicide bombers. I thought this was pretty much self-evident. I was working on the latest writing job at a café I frequent. The coffee is akin to old motor oil, in other words, it is superb, the young ladies who serve … Read more

My bucket list…….

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 movie called Bucket List that was pretty good – worth watching. It has been a few years and to be … Read more

Getting Your Kids Involved By Making It Fun

by The Proud Father   I would not put myself in the class of a “Doomsday Prepper” in any way not that there is anything wrong with that, but I do prepare for unseen events that could happen.  I do lean more towards survival however, which does link with preparedness.  My family and I love … Read more

18 things every child should be taught

  There are things that every kid should learn as they grow up. Some of these things are simple matters of convenience. Others may just save a few dollars. More importantly – some may just save the kids life. As a parent – or maybe a grandparent – it is your responsibility to make sure that … Read more

Quote from “American Sniper”

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 sheepdogs.” “Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they … Read more

When “The Fan” has a date…..

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 entire department was considered (at a great cost savings to our employer) but graciously and miraculously  27 of us were … Read more

Men…..read this.

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 out there again. Being aware of the changes that have happened in my life have also made me be able … Read more

Picture of the Week: Whitetail Deer

Images of whitetail deer always remind me of the Fall and coming Winter. Nature is a beautiful thing and I feel no better than when I am surrounded by it. I am long overdue for a visit. I really hope to get some time in the woods with my rifle this hunting season. Rourke

Poem from the movie “Act of Valor”

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 – in the movie there is a poem recited that I was pretty impressed with. One of those “life lessons” … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks……Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please

Essentials of Prepping:     Prepping and praying and pass the bullets please POLITICS, AND HOPE   Politics, a word made dirty by too many of our elected officials, by desperate office holders seeking to do anything, make any promise, make any compromise, in order ‘keep their jobs’ and get re-elected.   Like our ‘progressive’ income … Read more

A plane goes lost…..

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 put into perspective. Who would think that a plane – an airliner – could just disappear? I believe the plane … Read more

Keep a cool head

“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 own world and loose perspective. It happens to all of us – but I try to keep that fact right … Read more

GYPSY VIBES AND CURSES

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….. Although these short stories stand on their own, they suffer greatly from having the art and photos stripped out as … Read more

How did it start?

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 start?   When I was in elementary school I was having trouble coming up with an idea for my science … Read more

S3 – THE LOST PATROL

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….. LAVIGNE-DAY OF THE AUTO-90 DEAD TANK GETS REVENGE BUGS AND OTHER LIFE FORMS Although these short stories stand on their … Read more

BUGS AND OTHER LIFE FORMS

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….. LAVIGNE-DAY OF THE AUTO-90 DEAD TANK GETS REVENGE Although these short stories stand on their own, they suffer greatly from … Read more

Guest Post: Climbing Mt. McKinley and Rules for Life

Howdy Rourke,   Here’s my Mt. McKinley story. Please understand the reason I’ve sent it is NOT to impress you – -but instead to impress UPON you that with focus, determination and the willingness to do whatever it takes…what at first seems impossible—can indeed be accomplished. I took on the challenge of climbing one of … Read more

Walking through the woods…….

This past weekend took the family to a local park – a rather large park. It is actually more of a nature preserve really. Anyways – walked and walked and walked – great time. Loving spending time outdoors and valued the time with the family there. Took a few pictures – figured I would share. Getting out … Read more

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 movie called Bucket List that was pretty good – worth watching. Just thinking about life recently and how fast time flies by – and decided to put some things … Read more