Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fishing on the Farm Part 1 – The One that Did not Get Away

As I have mentioned before, growing up on the farm, I was spoiled—I just did not know it. We were surrounded by water—the Chickahominy River on one side and Diascund Creek on the other, and a ten-acre pond right in … Continue reading

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Writing for a Blog (or Anything Else), or Do You Write Right?

I regularly follow and read postings on more than a dozen blog sites. The point of this blog is to emphasize the use of more precise and correct writing skills. These are skills in which most bloggers have been schooled, … Continue reading

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Part 2 – What do I Expect of My Representatives in Government?

Note to Readers: Keep in mind, this is an “opinion statement,” and also keep in mind that I vote. If you agree with my general position, then your vote along with mine doubles the strength of our position. If you … Continue reading

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Part 1A – A Word about the Constitution and our Government – Guest Commentary

I made a plea for closer adherence to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in my first blog in this series. A close and (Constitutionally knowledgeable) friend of mine, John, sent me comments on my posting and included brief … Continue reading

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You Are Invited to Come Camping…

…or A Shameless Plug! The overall point of my blog postings is to share stories and incite discussion, depending on the topic. With this essay, however, I want to invite you to visit, either in person or online, where we … Continue reading

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A Plea for U.S. Government to Do Its Job – Part I

Prologue This is a multi-part experimental series describing what I expect of our Government, our Government representatives (national, state and local), and what I expect of myself and my fellow citizens. The “experiment” is to determine if anyone cares enough … Continue reading

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Handgun Permit Training – Tennessee Style

50 Rounds on Target If you read my “Growing Up on a Farm in Virginia” blogs you would know that I grew up with guns. About the age of 10, my father gave me a single-shot .22 rifle and taught … Continue reading

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Batsto, New Jersey – A Village Grows with the Country

Name five cities or landmarks that are quickly associated with the American Revolution. Your top five responses might include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Yorktown, and Batsto. Batsto? Okay, Batsto, New Jersey, may not be on the top-five list of familiar … Continue reading

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Boggy Creek Airboat Ride – The(!) Florida Experience

Dashing Across Lake ToHo in Search of the Illusive ‘Gator There we were, skimming across the glassy smooth lake, a warm wind in our face, under a cloud-dappled blue sky—lost in this amazing, time-shifting experience. The throaty roar of a … Continue reading

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