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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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J. I. Hall, Jr.....A Western Novel by E. V. Pete Hester This is my latest novel and it is not in a good format for reading, however, it is readable. I enjoyed writing this book and I had problems finding a publisher....so, what the heck, I wrote it just for...

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Confederates move to Brazil...John W. and Lisanna Brownlow... Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of...

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The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid My book publisher gave me the rights back to my book, The Saga of Zachary Williams, well, kind of saying it was just "sorry and no good"....nah, he didn't say it that way but that is how it kind of came...

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More on Kiss Blowing….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-01-2014

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Wow, 18 letters printed in this mornings Albuquerque Journal on the kiss blowing incident, most of them negative…..Come on folks, enough already…you forgave some of the football players for much more serious problems over the last few years….get over it, it was one student to a group of other students….it will be ok…..Pete

Kiss Blowing Incident…..New Mexico – Wyoming Game

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-01-2014

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Looking back over the last few years of following University of New Mexico sports programs, there have been incidents of students getting drunk, fighting, driving while intoxicated and numerous other incidents. At the Wyoming – Lobo basketball game the other night, with 1:31 left in the very close game, the coaches son had just thrown his first of two free throws, making it and increasing the Lobo’s slim lead, he blew the Wyoming student section a kiss….He was called for a technical foul and Wyoming got two free throws before he could complete his second free throw. Well, it was immature and somewhat silly, but he also did that during his high school career and it evidently satisfied something within him to do that then, so he did it the other night. He apologized for the incident…..Many letters to the editor of the Albuquerque Journal are coming in deploring his actions……Come on folks, he is a freshman in college and he was not drunk, high on drugs or robbing or stealing….He blew a kiss to the Wyoming student section for Christ sake….Ease up, move on and let the kid grow up…..He will…He is going to be a great basketball player for the Lobo’s…Sit back and watch him grow…Go Lobo’s….Pete Hester

Hot/cold Basketball…High Goal Basketball and other stuff

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-01-2014

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Hot and cold basketball is playing out in Madison, WI….Extremely cold weather for anything, but Bo Ryan’s basketball team is hot in Kohl Center. They went to 16 – 0 last night after beating a good Illinois team, 95 – 70. The Illini is now 13 – 3. The Big Ten appears to be the basketball conference this year. The Badgers are now about 38 straight in Kohl Center. Number 3 son and his sweetie are season ticket holders up there. I know they are enjoying the “hot” season during the cold season, huh, son?….

High goals…..The University of New Mexico Lobos played the Wyoming Cowboys last night in Laramie, Wyoming beating the Cowboys 72 – 69 in overtime. During halftime one of the Lobo team members saw someone messing with the goals.  The Lobo 7 foot center noticed when he took the floor that the goal had grown some during the half time festivals. Sure enough, the goal at the Lobo end of the arena had grown to 10’3″. Amazing…..Does that happen often? Well, it was a conference game!!!!!

Arizona Basketball…. The Wildcats are number one in the nation right now and playing ex-Lobo coach Steve Alford tonight at UCLA….Should be a very good game…I am pulling for the Wildcats ’cause no. 1 granddaughter and no. 1 son in law are season ticket holders to the Arizona games and are big time Arizona fans. I imagine their home will be rocking tonight watching the game on TV. I’m here to tell you, some of those games get pretty wild in a living room or two around Tucson. Hope no injuries are suffered tonight (Now that’s a joke, kind’a…)

ESPN3.com…..What a worthless place to have a basketball game around my house. The Lobo – Wyoming game was moved from ESPN to this ESPN3.com. I have the computer needed in order to view that broadcast ( that is if you can call it a broadcast) however, you cannot be on Century Links and Direct TV and get it. So, I listened to the game on the radio. I miss our local station broadcasting the games anyway…..Go away, ESPN, if you can’t do any better than that. So much of the Mountain West is small market TV that we will never be able to do much on ESPN or any other major network…..More later, Pete

 

Cold Weather…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-01-2014

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Spoke with no. 3 son last night before the Auburn game. Being Alabama fans, we both decided to pull for Auburn….good choice and a good game, bad ending…but that’s not my story from that call. He was telling me that he has double paned windows in his house and it was so cold there, that moisture on the inside of his house was freezing on the windows…His sweetie is a school teacher and she and all the students got the day off today because of the cold. With the wind chill,  it was minus a bunch, I forget how much, but after zero, who is counting????Wow…minus 9 degrees there this morning. Let us pray that the power stays on in Wisconsin and all the other states that are suffering through this cold spell. I think it is suppose to warm up to 11 degrees tomorrow…a dad barn heat wave, huh? Makes our 27 degrees here this morning seem like summer…..Pete

Missing Posts & Packers, Cowboy Stadium was available….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-01-2014

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Dear regular readers….I suppose that you have missed some THINGS being posted on this site…..Such as any reference to certain FOOTBALL scores, huh? Well, it ain’t gonna happen…I ain’t gonna talk about it……several upsets have already come about. So enough about college football for this year…And one other thing, who in their right mind would play a football game in minus 10 degree weather? Special suits are needed for players who must endure this hardship.(How about those tough guys who go sleeveless? Real Smart Guys….Mr. Packer’s management team, you folks could borrow or rent an indoor arena….Jerry Jones had one available……Cheap too….Pete   (Should one write, ha ha, when they are kidding? Well, I don’t know for sure, however, you will note that I did not.) Oh, what the heck, ha ha…….

Predictions for 2014

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-01-2014

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This is a e-mail from friends here in Albuquerque….Thank you for sharing…

                                 PREDICTIONS FOR 2014
With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind. Today, I share these ten predictions with you!
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer when spoken to the one true God, will still be the most powerful thing on Earth.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move people to believe.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross for all who but believe.
9. Jesus will still love you:  that is why He died on the Cross.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they believe in Him.

The Changing of the Mantle…..and Happy New Year

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-12-2013

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I don’t know about you, but one of the big things around our house is the changing of the mantle….Christmas is a biggie, more than the other seasons because we decorate more than just the mantle….So, you get out all the Christmas stuff, decorate the mantle and the house and after Christmas reverse the process. We go right from Christmas to a valentine décor…Now, mind you, I am a very junior player in this process, more of a fetcher and “yes, that looks real good” type, but that is very important stuff, especially the “that looks real good”. That can reduce the time process a considerable  amount. Now, every once in a while, just for good measure, I throw in a “would that look better over there” and every once in a while I get a “yes, I think you are right”. But, anyway, Sweetie does a good job decorating and I am happy to assist her. She makes the house look good and makes changes inside without buying new furniture and the like, er, which I really like…Next change I guess is St. Patrick’s Day and then another biggie, Easter….A few years ago I could get the boxes down in a few minutes….now, not so fast. I guess I should be happy I can still move and walk….let me rephrase that, I am happy I can still move and walk….It really is a pleasure being Sweetie’s assistant….Pretty good job, really…..Oh yeah, and Happy New Year….No mantle change there……Pete

White Christmas…..Bah, humbug…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-12-2013

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I had a very good conversation with number 3 son yesterday, who called to wish us a Merry Christmas. He was doing well and enjoying his white Christmas, well, for the most part he was. I was envious as he was discussing his snow early on in our conversation, but when he started telling me the reality of a heavy snow fall in his part of the world, I looked out my patio doors and noted the heavy sunshine covering all of our world, thinking about what he was saying, I quickly changed my mind. He mention that when he first bought his home there in Wisconsin that friends and neighbors spoke of his “long driveway” and he did not fully understand the meaning of those statements then and why they would even mention that aspect of his home……After the first snow, he fully understood. The snow makes the it’s initial deposit, which he shovels, then the snowplow runs and throws more snow into the driveway, which he shovels and then the following snows all season long, he shovels and every rerun of the snowplow, he shovels…..He did not say he was wanting to move back to sunny New Mexico, and he probably does not, but I did wonder about that. It can snow here overnight and a lot of times by sundown that day it’s all gone. I have lived here at this location for 20 years and have shoveled my driveway three or four times. I did not buy a snow shovel until about three years ago and I have used it a couple of times……Well, I feel for those of you who shovel their driveways many times a season and say a prayer that sunshine prevails in our part of the world….Bah, humbug to a white Christmas…..Pete Hester

Merry Christmas

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-12-2013

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From my house to your house, we wish you a very Merry Christmas……

Oh, and Happy Bowl Games, too….Pete

Santa Claus is White……

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-12-2013

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No, Santa Claus is not always white….We had a teacher tell a black student here in New Mexico a few days ago that Santa Claus was white. He has been suspended. We all know Santa is multi-racial and multi-cultural, always has been. But, you tell me when you describe Santa what do you say…..Yeah, fat, white, white beard, rosy cheeks, glasses and a hardy laugh….always white in the ads on TV and in the newspapers, etc. Ever since that incident I have taken note, NO BLACK SANTA’S, NO BROWN SANTA’S ….So, again, as with Phil on Duck Dynasty, we shoot the messenger….How dare the teacher tell a student that Santa is white? Even the teacher had never seen a Santa that wasn’t white….But, we took care of him… All the while every example we see daily, everywhere you look, you see a white Santa…..Are we crazy or what?…  Pete