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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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Hooray for Chick-Fil-A

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-08-2012

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Stand your ground folks…. If you are gay, you are different…Say what you will, but Bill and Phil should not be a couple but if that’s what you want to do I have no problem with it. God said He does however and I hate to see you make him mad. But keep in mind that I make him mad too but I usually figure out that I was wrong and try to correct the problem. We don’t tell God to change His commandments just cause it does not fit our way of life. Matter of fact, if I recall my Bible school teachings we are suppose to tell those who are sinning that they are doing wrong….Soooo, same sex couples the Bible says you are doing wrong so you need to repent. And for your information, I’ll work on  repenting from my sinning too….Eat mor chick-en…..

Here and There

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-08-2012

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The year of our Lord 2012…..Wow, where has it gone? Does it seem like it is going fast to you? Let me know if there is a way to apply brakes to a fast moving year, now laying in a hospital bed is not an option, but other than that….Subject matter for writing blogs: I run  out of words from time to time and I am there now. I guess my life is getting extremely dull. If you have some ideas let me know on that. I might even ask you to do a guest posting…….I met a man yesterday, 90 years young, who was still running his ranch and real estate company. He is on a walker and on oxygen but that does not seem to slow him down at all and he had a very good attitude about life. That is great, huh? More of us should take a page out of his book, which, by the way,  he is in he process of writing…..I will be looking for topics to write on this week, if you think of something drop me a comment on this posting and I will see what I can do. Thanks, Pete

New Novel….Not a Winner

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-07-2012

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RE: Marilyn Brown Unpublished Novel Competition…..I did not win says Utah Valley University, Dept. of English and Literature, Orem, UT. However, they did welcome me back for another go next year. Well, that’s something as it shows promise, huh? Judge 2 from the University said the novel “had all the elements of a classical western novel” and a few more very nice comments, and then the dreaded, “but”……That is how we grow and develop and it was so nice of Judge 2 to send me the critique in order to see where I need improvement. Will I take the time to try and improve my J. I. Hall, Jr. novel? Probably not, but maybe. I am into Chapter Five of another new novel using the same old failing methods. I am reading and re-reading the critique in hopes of producing a winner this time. I’ll keep you posted if you are interested….if you are not interested, well, can you just say, “Bless him, Lord?”   Thanks, Pete

President Obama…A Question

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-07-2012

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President Obama: I have seen you on several videos saying you are a Muslim. Yet you have attended a Christian Church. My question is very simple…..Are you a Muslim?… You can answer with a simple yes or no. Let me know before November, 2012….Thank you, Sir….E. V. Pete Hester  ps..The reason I ask is that I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, Son of  Jehovah God of Israel and I need our President to be pro Israel in this position, favoring Israel over Muslim countries. Let me know, ok and I will pass on your answer. This is a very important question sir and I am waiting on your answer…..PS…Did you know that Muslim believe that Ishmael is the heir of Abraham promises and not Isaac as our Bible states? If it were not the biblical stories they would not even know about Abraham….or Ishmael….God did make some promises for Ishmael but his covenant was with Sarah and Isaac…But most of you know all that, however, it seems a few don’t, like maybe a billion people….

Coloradans hates Texans?????

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-07-2012

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I hear that Coloradans hate Texans, not all but a lot, and unfortunately I think the report is true.  I worked for a Dallas based company for many years and for a time covered the beautiful states of Colorado and Wyoming, along with parts of West Texas and New Mexico. None of the customers I called on were ever rude to me nor did they seem to dislike me. However, one lady that I called on remarked to one of my Colorado based co-workers that if she heard “Yes Mam” from me one more time she was going to scream. My co=worker reported that to my superiors and later I was removed from the Colorado, Wyoming territory. Maybe not for that reason, but I never really connected with those customers like I did my West Texas and New Mexico customers who were really more like buddies. Of course, I called on them for years and really enjoyed the work. Well, so it goes, but for me I have to say “Yes Mam and Yes Sir” as that was the way I was brought up and it was automatic. Sorry….Seems strange to apologize for saying Mam, huh?… Hate may be to strong a term, so lets change the hate to dislike….Maybe we use the term different? Excuse me a second….”Lord, please bless all the salesman and others on the road today, trying to make a living traveling all over the country, spending the nights alone in motels and hotels. Help them to stay focused on the reason they are there and keep them away from the demon alcohol. And if a Texan is working in Colorado, help him and his customers to become fast and long time friends.  In your name I pray, Amen”…..Well, let me know…Pete

“Tween months” for Sports Fans

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-07-2012

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I hate these ‘tween months, don’t you. College basketball and football are really my sports. I try to make baseball fill in but it just don’t work as that really  comes down to me pulling for Cody Ross, Boston Red Sox outfielder, a Carlsbad, NM boy and that’s about it. He is doing good and I grab the paper each morning mainly for the box scores.  And for professional football, The Dallas Cowboys are it and except for those getting in trouble there is little news on that front. But soon….. College football is now only days away so I am getting pumped up. Makes mowing the grass easier realizing we are getting closer and the players playing in the grass, freshly mowed and striped, and numbered is nearer. The boys of fall are now trying to sweat off the summer fat and get the muscles in shape to do some “hittin”, some “hard hurtin’ hittin'”. Coaches are pushing the heck out of his boys trying to make a team…. We are all new here at the University of New Mexico, new coaches, new system, a lot of new players and a new season. “Bring it on”…….We are ready and while the Lobos may not win them all I have a feeling we gonna do good. If we can win 5 games this year, it will be a successful year and I am hoping for more than five. My boys down at New Mexico State should have a good year also. The WAC conference seems to be on the way out and the Mountain West is in limbo as to where our conference is going, but which ever way it is, New Mexico State does not look to be invited. I think MWC should reconsider the Aggies but I don’t get a vote. ……..Lets play some football, huh?   Are you ready?…..

Good News per the Albuquerque Journals 7/18/12 issue

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-07-2012

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Here are some of the headlines from the Albuquerque Journal this morning: !) Economy At Risk without Resolution (Looming federal budget crisis). 2) 2 Millions Jobs Could Be Lost if Cutbacks Kick In.  3) Intel Warns of Slowing Growth. 4) Bernanke’s Budget Senarino not Pretty. 5) Ford recalls 730,000 2001 – 2004 Ford Escapes and Madza Tributes. 6) Nissan Recalls 11,000 Juke SUV’s and from the sports page, 1) Cowboy Dez Bryant charged in Family Violence (His Momma) 2) Security Problems at Olympic’s or (OOOPS as one newspaper stated it) 3) Woman Stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein 4) Seahawks Lynch is Trouble Again (alcohol) 5) Brown University Removes Joe Paterno’s Name…..Well, I started the post as good news….Well, here it is….Artesia, NM born and bred Landry Jones, Quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners is nominated  for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, one of 117 nominees of Athlete’s who make a difference in their communities….That is good news and I hope he is the winner…..There were a few more items of good news and I hope none of you felt slighted if I left out the part you considered good news……Later, Pete   Thanks to the Journal as I read it cover to cover most mornings, good or bad news, and I always check the obits for my name and am extremely happy when I am not listed….Whew…..

Platoro, Co.,our no. 2 fisherman

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-07-2012

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I could not find an action shot of this guy as he found the most rugged, difficult to access area he could find to do his fishing and since I was doing a lot of the photo taking, I was not about to follow him, however I did try several rocky bluffs. He is also the only one that caught a salmon. It was big enough for us all to have a good taste. Here he is ready to take off on one of his exploratory missions.

Zach Johnson, Winner John Deere Classic

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-07-2012

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Zach Johnson really impressed me yesterday. No so much that he came from several strokes behind Troy Matteson, no so much because he caught and tied the score to go to sudden death playoff, and not so much that he overcame driving a shot into the water on the first playoff hole and it was not even his approach shot that landed within a few inches of the hole on the second playoff hole. But all those things kind of had me pulling for the young man,…. but what really impressed me was in the interview with the CBS reporter. Zach said, “I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”, that impressed me. Thank you Zach for being a Christian and for letting people know of your faith. I noticed you during the sudden death and I think it was on the final hole that the camera came on you and you had your head bowed…..I was wondering if you were praying, I felt like you were at the time and after the interview I was even more certain that was the case. Anyway, Zach Johnson, may God Bless you and your family and give you a long and winning career….

Jet Fuel Cocktail

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-07-2012

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Now the water table under Albuquerque has risen. (Per Albuquerque Journal Story of July 15, 2012, read the full story there.) It now surrounds the Kirtland AFB jet fuel spill, The fuel is trapped under the water now making the vacuum method of retrieval difficult and the jet fuel has additives that are poisonous if consumed. That is one cocktail none of us care to drink. Let’s hope we never even come close. I’m thinking that at some point in time we will probably reconsider the Mississippi and Missouri River flood waters being pumped out west. Costly? Yes. Needed? That depends on the rainfall we get in the next few years and the surface water available to us. But unless we get something done on our underground water supply, we will have a problem. Do you have the answer? Well, call the Air Force…Do you have a question? Call the Air Force on that as well….I sure don’t know what we should do…..Pete