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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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Did You Know?….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-09-2020

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Did you know that when I was a sales manager for a company and making sales calls, especially to those companies that we did not serve but wanted their business…whatever the outcome of my call on them, I would write a memo, dressing it up in as much bs as possible without turning off my bosses. And that is part of the reason I wanted to write, just really feeling like I could. Then when the heart doctor said to me I believe we can add at least another 5 years to your life by having by-pass surgery I understood that my time on earth had it’s limitations. During my recovery I prayed that God would let me write….and paint…things that I had wanted to do and had never done and was not trained in either. I forgot to ask God to let me be good at it. That was in October, 1997. Thank you Lord….Thank you Doctor….I have written twelve novels and several short stories and have painted so many pictures and rocks that I cannot count. I don’t really know how many. I have a web site that I pay for and let people come and read some of those stories for free. I give away the painting to those that have asked for them, rocks and canvas, especially to people on my block, and some who came by our garage sales. No training except what I picked up here and there, so what God freely gave to me, I have tried to give to others. Mailing stuff cost so much money anymore that is hard for me to pay for sending stuff out. This morning I wanted to say that I was inspired by my writing sales memos to my bosses who were probably wondering “what the heck is this guy was so wordy about” and it kick started me to wanting to write. How about you? Has God inspired you to something? If he has I encourage you to first pray about it and if God gives you a go…..well, do it my friends…do it. Have a great day.
from the Facebook page of Pete Hester, Sept.22, 2020

Pro Football…and It’s Future

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 15-09-2020

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I cannot say for sure that pro football has hurt itself by all the goings on this year and last. I’m reasonably sure it did not help itself. There are too many of us veterans who believe in America, the flag and our form of government to mess with our national anthem. You know, black lives do matter. All lives matter. Protesting is just as American as football. But you don’t dishonor our flag and our country by kneeling when it has been understood for years that standing was honoring our nation. Protest before. Protest after. Do not protest during. Tim Tebow was kneeing a few years ago and everyone had a fit, but that wasn’t during the anthem and he was praying. Pray before the game. Pray after the game. Even kneel and pray during the game if you can. Stand during the National Anthem. If you don’t, it may not ruin pro football but I can guarantee you it ain’t gonna help your cause or the cause of pro football ticket sales or TV  advertising. As soon as I saw the players kneeling before the Cowboys/Rams game, I changed channels. As soon as I saw the kneeling before the Bronco’s/Titan game I changed channels.  If there was kneeling at the Saints/Tampa Bay game I did not see it so I watched some of it but not a lot. I have been a Cowboy fan since Eddie LA Baron was quarterback, that’s how far I go back with them. Love the Cowboys….Not more than America. Protest some other way guys.

 

 

Mr. Forrest Finn 1930 – 2020

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-09-2020

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Well, we lost Mr. Finn a few days ago. He fell and was taken to the hospital in Santa Fe. He never regained consciousness. The hospital did release him to go home where he died a short time later. He gave a  bunch of us something to think and dream about at a cost of around a million dollars or so. And today someone is enjoying the fruits of Mr. Finn’s labors and of course his own labors in searching for the treasure. It was lots of fun Mr. Finn. We thank you for your time and money. Well, let me restate that. Mr. Finn, we thank you for your time and one person somewhere thanks you for the money…. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Finn family.