Monthly Archives: November 2014

Life Lesson #11

Stop being idle. Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You can’t change what you refuse to face. Making progress involves risk. You can’t … Continue reading

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From Miner to Governor: Tasker Oddie

Born in Brooklyn, New York, October 24th, 1870, he lived in East Orange, New Jersey, where he attended school. And from the age of sixteen to nineteen, Tasker Oddie lived on a ranch in Nebraska. After returning to New York … Continue reading

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But She was Gone

My friend – I’ll call him Martin for the purpose of this story – is a former deputy sheriff. Martin doesn’t frighten nor shake easily when it comes to encountering unknown situations. Martin retired about a year ago, so I … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Overheard at the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day: “Hey, Mom, this stuffing’s great!” “Why, thank you, son.” “So how did you get the turkey to swallow it?” ******* May you and yours have a blessed and refreshing day. In that … Continue reading

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Remembering Kidhood

While growing up in Klamath, I played in the dirt and mud, got my ass whipped with a belt, razor-strop or a switch that I had to select, started my school day at MKS with the ‘Pledge of Allegiance,’ used paper … Continue reading

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Trouble in the ‘Hood’

There was all sorts of commotion going on Sunday morning in our neighborhood. Mary and I were awakened first by sirens and then the heavy thump of a low flying helicopter. Evidently, a man armed with a rifle, called the … Continue reading

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All Hail, Emperor Obama

Obviously, President Barack Obama doesn’t care about the four-million immigrants waiting to get into the U.S. legally. And now, we do have a broken immigration system. On the evening of 104th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Obama said he would … Continue reading

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