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Top Reads...this site Thanks folks for spending some time on the site reading our stories. The reason I say "our" is because I cannot take credit for some of the stories being read. The top stories so far this month are...

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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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Eating Out….Or Bringing In

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-05-2020

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Today we went for some of Albuquerque’s  own Bob’s Burgers…We love his Ranchero Supremes,( lettuce, tomatoes, beef, cheese and green chilies). And his onion rings are also delicious. Only thing about going there  nowadays, they have put up a glass where the open ordering window used to be. It stretches from side to side, and from the top to about six or eight inches from the bottom. The ordering bar is about four feet wide. The young lady behind the counter was a towering 4′ 6″ or so and we both had on our face masks….Oh, and I’m kind of hard of hearing. I ordered two small Ranchero Supremes’ and two orders of  onion rings. Then she said, “Would you li..mumble, mumble, mumble>” I said what. She repeated the mumbles. Again I repeated the “what”. She placed her elbows on the bar, hoisted herself up to where the glass was and spoke under the six inch opening, Would you like the original or supreme?”…I repeated the order to her…She started punching on the cash register. Then another mumble, mumble…Under my mask I had to smile and by the looks in her eyes, she was also smiling. Again, with a swift placing of the elbows and hoisting her eighty or ninety pounds up on the bar  said under the glass, “did you want large or small?” Both small I confirmed. Again, some mumbling…”Do what?” was again my response. And again she hoisted herself back up on the bar and said, Now, I am laughing under the mask… “That will be 12.36” or something like that. Anyway, I was so tired after her doing all that work that I was plenty ready to get the ordering of lunch out of the way. She was cute and I’m sorry I made her work so hard. You know talking through mask ain’t all that easy, is it? Especially if you have to do a lot of climbing

This Too Shall Pass…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-05-2020

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Do you remember Jerry Clower? I thought about one of his jokes today….Well, our covid-19 is no joking matter but we do need to smile at ourselves ever once in a while. Anyway, back to his joke. Seems as though him and one of his cousins were out coon hunting one night and the dogs treed one, they thought. They caught up with the dogs and could not get the coon to jump out of the tree. One of them got the notion to climb the tree and throw the coon out. Well, when he got up to the top of t he tree he discovered  it was not a coon but an old bob cat, and the bob cat was madder than an old hornet. He hollered down to his cousin to shoot him, to which the cousin replied, I’m afraid to shoot cause I might hit you…He hollered back, “that’s ok, go ahead and shoot. One of us gotta have some relief. ….So, relief would also be welcomed now-a-days also…but don’t shoot just yet.

Shopping….Just No Joy

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-05-2020

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The paper aisle has bounced back. It is now full again. No so over on the meat aisle and the can good aisle, kind of picked over and lacking some items. There was stew meat available today but I was shocked at the price. I’ll try again next week. It different in the stores now….. No one speaks…..No laughing…..One way aisles….No one reading labels….Get in and get out…This too shall pass I suppose. I guess I had gotten in a groove about the old way of shopping and had not realized it. I kind of miss it now that I don’t have it. And I sure do miss the well stocked shelves. I reckon things could be a lot worse, huh?

Life Without Sports….And Church Meetings

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-04-2020

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It is very hard to get used to our new life without any sports on TV….Well, yeah, we do get the reruns and games and players of yesteryear….And that’s ok. But, I think we all are having trouble not having the baseball games on every night….Having our local AAA club not playing ball this year and being able to “take us out to the ballgame” for the home stands. We miss it. We could win it all this year…….And who would have ever thought that we would not have Easter Services at our local churches. That is even more surprising to me than no sports. I’m planning on TV church services this year. I’m not sure, but it may also be a rerun, but that’s ok. You see, it’s the same story as the last 2000 plus years….The Easter Story….Our Savior has risen. He is not here. This rerun remains as special as the first one for He has gone to prepare a place for all of us believers. He said, “If I go prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” So, yes, He is Risen and we await His return….And this is not TV. It’s real….Come Lord Jesus..

Unemployment….What if?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-03-2020

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The coronavirus is taking its toll across America. Seems as though right now at least, that the food industry is having trouble keeping  their employees working. Those guys and girls probably are in the 10 to 12 dollar per hour range, more or less…It’s tough for them even in good time and full employment, but when they miss a payday, it’s really tough. I’ve been there. Probably several of you people have been there also. This morning I was reading about the professional sports people and how that, long term, things might get a little tight for them. If the TV is not showing any sporting events and the sponsors are not paying the television people, then there is no money to pay the sport franchise’s, then there will soon be no money to pay the millionaire players. Now, that is a long way to fall, from millions to zero in sixty seconds and believe it or not, I think the food service employee’s will fare better than the millionaires. They are used to not having much and skimping by on little or none. No so with the millionaire. I know I am jumping the gun to say it will come to that, but….what if?…what then….those 4 million to 30 plus million a year employees file for unemployment? I can’t even imagine that. Lets hope that CBS and NBC and ESPN get back to work soon and the money keeps flowing to the billionaire owners so they won’t have to file for unemployment…I’m kidding….Sports means a lot to this country, in more ways than one. I hope and pray that in three to four weeks we are back to normal and our millionaire sports figures never miss a paycheck…and us bottom feeders don’t miss many…Amen?

UFO’S…What, You Don’t Believe?

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 17-03-2020

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Something is out there…I’m pretty sure of  that, and I am a Bible believer. Do you remember in Revelation where John is viewing the future and writing stuff down and then Jesus speaks and says, “Don’t write that down”, or words to that affect. I’m wondering if that was some of the things John was seeing. I certainly don’t know and I will not add to the Book of Revelation as instructed by our Lord, but I can wonder out loud about what John was seeing that Jesus did not want recorded…..yet, not shared at that time….. I wonder, since they are from somewhere in the heavens, if there are not UFO’s that are Satan followers and UFO’s that are God’s followers and they will be a large part of that great and final battle. Well, you have probably had some thoughts along those lines as well. If so, why don’t you share them with us here in the comment section. Even if you don’t share with us, think on the future some. That big battle is coming….

Windows 7 to Windows 10

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-03-2020

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Switching to windows 10 has not been easy for me. But, as with anything I am coming around. Not completely there yet, but for a non-computer type person I am getting much better. Still much to learn….a person does not ever “ketch up”, does he? About the time you get one thing figured out, low and behold, they change to something else always insisting the new item is so much better. And oft times it is better…That said, it is still tough on us old farts. Oh well, such is life. We will get there…….I reckon

Politics….What’s New????

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-02-2020

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Well, our new political year is getting kicked off  in usual fashion, ain’t it? And I ask that because I surely don’t know, but it looks that way to me. The Democrats are going at each other full blast and I am not sure just who the front runner is going to be. So far, I’m not impressed….At this point I don’t think Sanders is going to impress even the Democrats with his costly socialist agenda. I am not prepared to do a lot of typing this morning so I won’t even go into my  thoughts and opinions on the other guys, and girls. The divisions amongst them may push Trump much further into the fore front for the job again. Anyway, that’s kind of how it looks from here this morning.

Census ….Why Would We Want Wantabe’s

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-02-2020

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I always thought when we counted American’s, we wanted to count just Americans. It’s ok to count them if they list which country they are from and how long they gonna stay………But surely we are not going to count them as a citizen, are we? If we are, I don’t understand. Even back in Bible days when they took a census, they counted the aliens as aliens. Who is deciding to count non-citizens? That just ain’t right and I object….Does my objections count?….If they count non-citizens as Americans, I think I’m gonna sue…..On what grounds you ask…..I don’t know right now,  but I’m gonna think of something. Do some of those same folks who want them counted want to let them vote? If so, I’m real sure I’m gonna sue….Something tells me that is really what it is all about…I’ll bet you a dollar bill that is it…. Now I’ve got to figure out just which branch of the government I’m suing.

In Memory of Phyllis Jo Gregory…March 15, 1961 – January 13, 2017

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-01-2020

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January 13, 2017 we lost our youngest daughter, Phyllis Jo Gregory due to a stroke. She was a beautiful person, a wonderful daughter and a excellent nurse. She worked in a nursing home last and loved working with the older people developing a loving and caring disposition for them all. And she was devoted to her son and grand children….We miss Phyllis so much, every day…..