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Coins on a Gravestone

Coins Placed on a Soldier’s Gravestone Last Sunday in the cold winter weather with a light dusting of snow on the ground, I traveled to Arlington National Cemetery for a photoshoot. Right before Christmas, at the request of a friend, I photographed a family friend’s tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery. After our FaceBook conversation of … Continue reading »

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Choosing The Right Vehicle

  The topic of which vehicle do I buy for an overlanding vehicle has been popping up regularly in a few Facebook groups I follow and the answers always seem to be something like, “I’ve got XYZ and it is the best for overlanding, you should get one just like me.” Thing is, the commenter’s needs and … Continue reading »

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Built Not Bought – Response to Dirt Road Trip

My buddy over on Dirt Road Trip climbed up on his soap box, (because he wanted to be heard, not because he is short) and proclaimed that the “Built Not Bought” slogan proudly asserted by those who turn their own wrenches is a load of crap. I guess I agree on some level, but take issue with some … Continue reading »

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A Sunday Hike in the Snow

Enjoying a Hike in the First Snow of the Season In the morning the first snow fall of the season accumulated and the brisk winds blew. I went for a hike. The beginning of each season is the most sought. By March, I’ll be aching for the warming sun, but today I reveled the raw … Continue reading »

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A Story Worth Living – Movie Review

A Story Worth Living At a very pivotal point in my life I read the book “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge. Or maybe that time in my life became pivotal because of reading “Wild at Heart.” Either way, when I arrived at the theater last evening to watch the special showing of “A Story … Continue reading »

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I Am a Gun Owner

I Am a Gun Owner I’m a peace loving kind of guy. But there is a gun close by my bed. I always assume the best in a person. But the ammo lies next to the gun. I am a gun owner.    Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of … Continue reading »

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Rain Gear that Keeps You Dry

 The good old stand-by is still the best at keeping you dry. I first started to use Helly Hansen rain gear when I worked in Alaska. In the daily rain of Ketchikan Alaska, I guided tourist through the Alaskan Wilderness in open wheeled buggies.  The rain suit preferred by the locals and the one we … Continue reading »

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Sunrise Opens Each Day With A New Beginning

By the grace of God the darkest of nights give way to the rising sun and another day. Sunrise opens each day with a new beginning, a chance to try again and build upon yesterday’s lessons. This sunrise photograph was taken on Corolla Beach North Carolina. I had spent the night before sleeping under the … Continue reading »

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The AT Trail, The Movie “A Walk in The Woods” and the Big Picture

Will the Movie “A Walk in the Woods” help things or make matters worse?   A few days ago, I read the story Can the Appalachian Trail Survive “A Walk in the Woods” in Outside magazine on-line. Kathryn Miles brings to light some important issues surrounding the current condition of the AT trail and the … Continue reading »

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