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Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-01-2018


January, 2018 has been a little slow for the web site. It is probably because the web manager, er, uh, me, “ain’t doing no writing” to speak of. But you know, folks, since last January when I lost my youngest daughter, seems like the words are a little harder to come by, the thoughts are all, well, not dark, but certainly not as happy and light as they used to be. As a fiction writer I felt like I could always cook up some kind of nonsense to write about or a short story to tell….and it just is not happening nowadays. I’m going to keep trying of course and I hope you guys will keep coming back. Who knows, I might hit a home run sometimes this year by writing something worth reading….Reckon?… I will. I know I will.  I believe in myself and understand it just takes time. Thanks for visiting our web site….


Thirty-Five…(35)…Folks Cannot Read The Numbers, 35…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-01-2018


All around my street in west Albuquerque there are streets that have 35 miles per hour speed limit. A few area’s are 30…There are a some folks who read and obey the 35….The others cannot read those numbers, or they  have a big, heavy foot, or they don’t care, or they are in a hurry and will obey the speed limit tomorrow,  or something else. And….if you do drive the speed limit you piss everyone off who happens to be behind you…Some will go around you by driving in the turn lane provided for left hand turns. I ask you, what’s up with that? Seldom do you see police pulling people over for exceeding the speed limit and also, “what’s up with that?”. I can understand why they don’t worry about breaking the law as it is seldom enforced. So why not go ahead and raise the limit to 45 or even to 50 as most of them are driving at 50 or faster, if the old retired folks will get out of the their way…..  These retirees are like me and  hate to break the law……Also, maybe the newer cars just can’t go that slow….Maybe I need to trade my old jalopy….Reckon?….. Oh yeah, and the 60 mph speed limit on Paso Del Norte is a joke. I drove a few miles per hour over the speed limit on it today and every one was passing me.  I passed two cars….They were broke down……It will be ok I guess, it was  a Monday.


Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-01-2018


Are they the ones that wave the Mexican flag on American holidays? Are they the ones that protest anything that is of a conservative point of view or at least, different from theirs? Are they part of the group of Mexicans that choose flight instead of fight to get equality in Mexico and come to America to enjoy what the Americans have already fought for? Is that part of the same group of people? Are they the one gathered on the streets for every liberal function and liberal political event in America? Are they the ones that can be so active and fierce on almost any activity in America and cannot face even one political activity in Mexico. Are they the ones we refer to as dreamers.? If so, they need to go back and straighten out Mexico…. Now, if they are red blooded believers in the American way of life, fly the American flag, support our form of government and truly believe that, “I pledge allegiance to flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.,” then they should be able to stay. So, dreamers, which one are you?…… “Should you go or should you stay?”

A Repeat Posting….He Loves Us…But We Need To Listen To Him

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-01-2018


Fear the Lord, Thy God

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-05-2009

The cyclone that I mentioned in reference to my Claunch visit was a very strange phenomenon. My host had some trash that needed burning, in a safe area, cleared of any  grass and brush, with several 55 gallon barrels for burning, with a large screen to cover them. He asked me to just sit in the pickup until he did the deed and then we would check some other things around the ranch. He was just behind my line of vision. The day was clear, no wind to speak of and very still. Suddenly, I heard a loud bang, then a 55 gallon barrel goes sailing though the air (we checked later and determined it was thrown 45 feet.) I only saw the barrel after the bang go sailing though the air. My host said, it was picked  up, slammed back down into the ground, then tossed through the air. The brush around us gave no indication of wind and the dust did not kick up. I stuck my head out of the window and called, “what the hell did you do” thinking that maybe a propane torch or something exploded. It was a very narrow strip of wind apparently that did this. Had that barrel hit either of us with the force that it had, could have inflicted serious injury…….. All this made me wonder why that happened, it was just so strange. Anyway, I read this morning in the Good Book, in Psalm 34:11, COME, MY CHILDREN, LISTEN TO ME; I WILL TEACH YOU THE FEAR OF THE LORD. Sometimes we forget the power of God and the control he has over the wind and all of natures forces. ……Well, He certainly got my attention again…….

Legalize Marijuana?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-01-2018


Should marijuana use be legalized? More and more states are trying to make it so, make it easier to get, start collecting taxes on it’s sale, lower the number of folks in jail for illegal use  and sale of and lots of other things some folks consider good talking points for it’s legalization. Well, I don’t know…I have never used it in any form and do not know anything about it. However, I did goggle it and the site I was on it said:

It is a mind altering drug.

Causes a high when used.

Changes moods.

Impairs body movements.

Causes difficulty in thinking and problem solving.

Impairs memory.

Effects brain development.

Causes breathing problems. Increases heart rate and may increase the chance of heart attacks.

Causes temporary hallucinations and paranoia, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

That sounds like it is still a drug to be reckoned with and does not need to be available to the general public. So, I am still of the frame of mind that it should remain a controlled substance….What do you think?