60 years old… Hum?

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Tomorrow I reach a milestone in my personal life. Sixty orbits around our star. Like everyone one on this day in their life, I reflect. What have I done? What have I learned? What have I taught? What do I know at this stage of my life; what am I sure of? The first step of adulthood is to raise …

Have an adventure every day!

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Sitting here enjoying the fruits of nature. Breaded chicken of the woods deep fried. How can anything taste bad when deep fried? I am a hunter gatherer and I apologize to nobody. Today my wife and I went fishing for about three hours. We released everything we caught due to lack of inches. Familiar? Not a failed day, but a …

An old dog can learn new tricks

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As a boy growing up, most of my fishing was done from land and usually with worms or slugs I found under stones along the river bank.. The streams I fished could be jumped across in places. The Brook trout I brought back home for a winter’s treat were small. Milk cartons filled with water and brookies held a special …

Illusions of Grandeur

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Some of you know and some of you don’t, I am working on another novel. 15,000 words into “The Better Bev Effect” and building. Why do I want to write another? Because I want to change the world. Because I am the only one who sees the stories I see in my dreaming mind. I’m the guy who ask: what …

Soon…

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Tomorrow is Feb 18th 2021. Why is that an eventful day? We: NASA/ the human species are placing yet another probe on the planet Mars. This one has a helicopter. The odds of success are about 60%. We are getting better at landing on dots in the Heavens. Math is our friend, you can’t argue logic. Some will say it …

The Zone

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The time is 3:00 AM, I am at my keyboard thinking. I listen to classic rock with earbuds. This is when my awake mind connects with my dreaming mind and what I think is poetry comes out of my fingers. This is when I write best. Hey, it’s my dream. While watching some rock opera videos to get my self …

How would you deal with this?

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I spend my share of time alone in the woods, but a few days a year, I share the experience with friends hunting whitetail in downstate N.Y.. Some of the guys have been taking the same trip for several years plus a decade without incident, bringing home venison and memories. This year’s experiences were in line with 2020. As usual …

Getting old, is in the observer

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Glass ankles, atrophying muscles, common sense: I have the drive to go into the wild; other forces over-rule, so I go, only so deep. At what age does an adventurer limit his or her adventures? Runners, boxers, gymnast and fashion models all must retire or at least limit their passion to teaching, once the passion of youth wanes along with …

Belief

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What you believe is not necessarily fact. What is fact? Fact is that 1+1 =2. No mathematician or scholar can argue that one fraction of truth. What is truth? Only fact is truth. The concept that, that statement is not arguable, is truth. One can only believe in truth or myth. So is the truth only digital, 0’s and 1s? …

The Better Bev Effect

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Prologue: The Thinning A virus passed from vermin consumed by the poor killed even the rich. The plague knew no class, no occupation, no age. Bodies thrown into mass graves owned no personal markers. Those in charge at the moment decisions were made were soon dead leaving piles of rotting corpses along the roadside waiting for highway workers to pick …