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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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Balloon Fiesta

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-10-2009

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The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta kicked off today. I understand there are to be 650 balloon entered this year. This morning at 7:45am I made a trip to my front yard to look east toward the mountains and the area of the balloons launching site….I saw one balloon..I guess the wind was taking them south. Usually we have balloon going over our house all morning, but not so today…It is a beautiful sight to see when all those balloons get in the air…Driving up I-25 between Albuquerque and Bernalillo there are balloons everywhere…You will have to come see us the first full week of October to witness this colorful event…It is worth the trip..

Navajo’s get running water!!!/and a suggestion?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-10-2009

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Wow, how nice for the Navajos. Running water…Some of the Navajo children think that water comes from the back of a pickup truck…they have hauled it for years…a 260 mile pipeline from the San Juan River to Gallup, through the Navajo Nation…Cost about 864 million…Bush would not do it because of the high cost…No problem for Obama..I did not have running water as a child so I am glad they are getting it…It is a high cost, but water is so necessary for us and its not like they chose to live there. And it is not like they can dig a well as the ground water is very brachish, if there is any there at all..Years ago the United States Government said this is where we have assigned you Navajo’s to live…I have driven though that part of the world for years and I have always sympathized with the Navajo people about the harsh country they live in. I am happy for them and it should have been started years ago. Construction could began as early as 2012…Now, speaking of water, can we build a pipeline or aquaduct from the Mississippi River from down near New Orleans to Southern New Mexico and El Paso area? All we need to do is capture the flood waters only and pump those deadly flood waters to reservoirs in the desert. Folks down in the New Orleans area are sitting 21 feet, at places, below the level of the Mississippi River and are scared to death that the levees could break, especially during flooding…Folks out here, especially in El Paso, are scared to death they are not going to have enough water for the growing population..Someone should figure out that we can use bad at one spot to do good at another spot. Ok, here’s the deal, pickle….Take all the unemployed, homeless, welfare recipents, and illegal aliens and give each one a shovel and have them start digging…It may take a while, but we can get it dug and solve a whole lot of our problems while we are digging….Tell your congressman or congresswoman about it and maybe we can get something done….let me know, ok?…

Military Spending!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-10-2009

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The budget for the U.S. Military is almost larger than all of the other nations military spending combined. It has been our history to defend the little guy, those not able to defend themselves, etc. I don’t have  a problem with that…But don’t we need to take care of our own…Some battles have been so costly in money, in lives, in equipment and weapons, and care for our wounded men for the duration of their injuries, from many years to forever… Then,  we still get bad mouthed world wide, stoned, shoes thrown at us, and all manner of evil said about us and yet we send our young men to defend them, help them, feed them in many cases and I don’t know what all else…Well, my friend, I am personally tired off it….I am not willing for one more young man or woman to die in some foreign land when those people could care less that our young people are dying…It is not right…The rest of the world can kind of take up some of the slack…We are head over heals in debt, we have trouble providing for our seniors, our disabled, our homeland police and keeping our military ever ready to protect us at home…I’m tired…It is not right when a young man or woman is fighting in Iraq or some other country and his own family does not have the necessary money to feed and take care of themselves….I’m tired of   terrorist coming into our country trying to destroy us, we need the homeland protection…It’s not right….I’m tired of seeing the nightly news and the flagged draped coffins being unloaded off military aircraft with our young men and women who have died protecting those people who should be taking care of themselves..at least trying…and the national treasury of Iraq is full of money from the sale of oil…Come on…I’m tired of the financial responsibility falling on the shoulders of you and I to take care of those countries…What about you? How do you feel?….Well, I’m tired of it all and I think bringing our troops home from overseas and taking that money and use a few dollars of it on health care and fixing our own problems…

Coach Leach a Lobo?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-09-2009

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Hey, Lobo Nation, lets start a campaign to get Coach Leach to come over to the Lobos and light up the three digit scoreboard that was mentioned earlier…I think he can do it….If they will get real mad at him over the Twitter stuff  and let him go, it could happen, huh???…Wouldn’t that kind of offense be nice to watch?….Well, I don’t think he would be interested either, but we could ask…

Hunting Season

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-09-2009

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Last November I had a birthday…When the kids ask me what I want for my birthday I hate to ask for big stuff, but at time they do give me big stuff, especially if the boss tells them I am wanting something…They are great kids and grandkids and give me much more than I deserve. A lot of the time I request Walmart gift cards, so if several of them give me one, shoot a mile, I can end up with a ton of money….Well, long story short, I combined two or three of them last November and bought me a rifle. Then on Sunday I had it out for the first time since my purchase. No. 2 son, No. 2 and No. 3 grandson’s and I went out shooting all our fire arms, We went out to the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range. Man, was that place busy…I had never shot my 12 gauge and does that dang thing kick..We had several guns out there and it was very enjoyable. The guy in the next stall (or what ever you call them) was shooting a cannon. Ear plugs are mandatory, but the shock wave from that thing would almost pick you up. I asked him what he was sighting in….A . 30o mag Weatherby, I think he said, getting ready for Elk season…I asked “which target are you shooting at?” He pointed at a target far, far, away and he was doing pretty good…Must be a bunch of people going hunting for meat this year…They were all doing some serious shooting…One guy said he was going for antelope…I started to tell him about my post that stated there are no antelope in New Mexico….Pronghorns, my friend, they are Pronghorns….but I didn’t…Someone will tell him…

Aggies win a tough one!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-09-2009

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New Mexico State Aggies won a tough one last night in Albuquerque…To the Aggies: You guys are 2  – 2 and looked pretty darn good….Next week, San Diego State….You guys can win this one….You are a good team…You beat the Lobo’s…The Lobos were beaten by Tex A & M, but did you see what A & M did to UAB, 56 – 19 and the Lobo’s were beaten by Tulsa, but did you see what they did to Sam Houston ST, 56 – 3 and they were beaten by Air Force, but did you see what they did to San Diego State, a 26 – 14 win….So you see guys…YOU CAN BEAT SAN DIEGO STATE…You really can….

Who won???

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-09-2009

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The sports editior did not hold the press last night for the Aggie/Lobo game….said it was a late game, and it was….,but one wonders if the Lobos had won if the paper would have had a score…I am teasing, kind of, it was a hard loss…James Wright pulled a hamstring late in the game after several exciting runs and we had several nice pass plays….Our kicker missed two field goals, in his range and on and on….Well, you know the rest, the Aggies scored with 39 seconds left in the game and came away with a 20  – 17 win..Now the Aggies are 2 – 2 and the Lobos are 0 – 4. Season looks tough…Coach Locksey knows what to do though and he will tighten his belt and get after it. But next week ain’t looking so good either since we got Texas Tech and they are pissed about the 29- 28 loss to Houston…You know coach, sometimes it’s just hard to get things going…Hang in there, coach….

unique and interesting posts

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-09-2009

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I received a comment the other  day, from Russia of all places, telling me I needed to do more unique and interesting posts. I try to do a post every day and you know, its hit and miss as to interesting and probably very seldom, if ever, unique….just since I hooked up with wordpress have I tried to do daily posts and I enjoy doing them…It gives me personal pleasure and I hope it is somewhat entertaining to you….I am going to keep trying to write interesting and unique stuff and hope that one day I make the grade…I enjoy hearing from you, even if it is not a pat on the back, if it will make me better, I need to hear it.

Tyler, TX…A Wonderful City

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-09-2009

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You know, I did a post on the Calvary Nudist Baptist Church, Tyler, TX, then a couple of days later I did an update to mention the good folk at The Calvary Baptist Church, Tyler, TX,  but I didn’t really finish the story like I should have. First, my son and his family used to live there…He worked in a paint store and some of the folks in the painting business may remember him…He loved it there and I was down to see him a few times…We fished in some of the lakes around there, a wonderful place to fish, several nice lakes in the area…We met some of his neighbors and I think his family may have a few friends left there. It is a good town, a nice place to raise a family and very nice people. I truly hope my publishing the bit on the Nudist Church, which may be a hoax, did not come across as negative from me because I never intended for it to sound that way…Anyway, folks down Tyler way, I know you and know about you and forgive me if I produced any negative publicity for your beautiful city….thanks, Pete Hester

Investing?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-09-2009

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Where do people put their money anymore? I am so soured on the stock market that I never want to go that way again…Mutual Funds go as the stock market goes…The Bible says not to bury your money cause God will take it away from you if you do that…Even though the banks are failing, FDIC is talking about borrowing money, but they are still the safest bet for secure funds that I know about….You have to have faith and believe in something, don’t you…Putting money in an old stinky shoe under your bed is not a good idea…In thinking about it, put it in the Bible between the pages….Ain’t nobody gonna look in there anymore….