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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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Obama… He Did a Line Item Veto on God’s Law

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-05-2012


I did not realize that a sitting President could do a line item veto on God’s law, but evidently I was wrong….But now it is apparently alright for same sex people to marry. changing God’s law.  ” Man should not lie with another man”, God said. Obama said, we need to get into the 21st Century and let the same sex people marry if they so desire. It is the right thing to do, he says. So now, what about some of the other laws Mr. President…..How about God saying to put “No other God’s before Me?”  You gonna veto that one. There are a whole bunch of “other God’s” out there…What are you gonna do on that?….Well, I just wondered…..My, my, times are a’changing…Pete Hester

Update:  I was kind of talking to God the other day about the sins of these same sex folks and I kind of heard this voice say, “Let’s talk about your sins, Pete.” …..Well, he is right of course….. I need to worry about the plank in my eyes before I start worrying about the speck in yours….Pete

Derivatives – Big Time Gambling

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-05-2012


The futures market should be done away with, shouldn’t it?….. I like to gamble once in a while, and I do, and I usually lose. If I do win it is never a big dollar amount…. So, I limit my gambling ’cause if I did not I would lose every thing….both dollars….J P Morgan loses 2 billion on derivatives….gambling…..with other peoples money…Now that is what I would like to do…..so if you guys will send me 15, 20 or even 100 dollars each, I will get into some form of derivatives….I don’t know, maybe how many times I can hit a pay out on a slot machine….or maybe get into a poker game of high stakes….or maybe invest in oil futures or hog bellies (that always amazed me that people would or could invest in hog bellies), orange juice or cotton, or zinc…..Hey, Mr. J. P. Morgan investor, how about a couple of hundred thousand in my web site here, betting on its future…..oh, ok, well yeah, I am kinda old….Well, nevermind…..Pete

White-tailed Ptarmigan – Endangered New Mexico species

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-05-2012


The white-tailed ptarmigan is a chicken like bird of the Grouse family. It’s habitat is the alpine tundra of the Sange de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico and other western states. Their brownish plumage that  blends  with the local vegetation turns snow white in winter for greater concealment from predators. It feeds on flowers, insects, buds, and leaves. This handsome bird was practically exterminated locally by humans but has been successfully reestablished in New Mexico. It is the smallest bird of the Grouse family and prefers running to flying. The main threat involves inappropriate human activities in their alpine habitat. The white-tailed ptarmigan is listed as endangered.White-tailed Ptarmigan Photo

photo www.allaboutbirds.org/White-tailed_Ptarmigan

Judge Iverson Hall, Jr. …complete novel

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 12-05-2012


My new novel is unpublished and if you are a publisher please feel free to contact me regarding this western fiction novel. If you are not a publisher and you have some  comments, good or bad,   I would like to hear from you also. copyrights pending on this one (2012)..

UPDATE: Since there is no interest from any publisher regarding this novel I am going to publish it here, in it’s entirety, and let you guys read it. I hope you enjoy it. Pete

J I Hall, Jr


Dangerous Dogs….Pit Bulls and Rottweilers

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-05-2012


We had two deaths just in the last few days here in New Mexico….In Santa Fe, NM a 74 year old owner of a pit bull had it turn on him while he was out watering his plants. The attack killed the man. In Las Cruces, NM a 15 month old was attacked and killed by a pit bull. To me that is so scary and I do fear the breeds. Records show that between 2005 and through 2011 there have been 189 deaths attributed to pit bulls and 32 to Rottweilers. Fifty-two of those deaths were youngsters between 1 and 10 and 41 deaths were to people 61 years and older. I am making this post so that you owners of this breed will use due caution when  handling your pet. They are an animal and can turn on you at any time…..Please, do not let them get loose.

Threatened, New Mexico species…Western River Cooter

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-05-2012


The Western River Cooter is one of the least known turtles in North America. It lives in the Pecos River drainage system in southeastern New Mexico and portions of West Texas. It’s upper shell is olive to brown with whorls , circles and long furrows of yellowish or light brown on each of the plates. The head, neck, legs and tail are greenish with yellow lines and scrawls. Broad yellow blotch behind each eye. It can reach up to 16 inches in size. It is listed as threatened with the primary threats being recreationists and anglers who use them for target practice. Also they are used as bait for other species. The habitat for the Western River Cooter is streams with deep pools, clear water and rocky or sandy bottoms. It feeds on plants and aquatic insects. The Western River Cooter lays between 7 and 19 eggs in sandy soil that hatch out in August and September. Under favorable conditions the Western River Cooter can live up to 40 years.

Pseudemys gorzugi from Eddy County, NM


Oklahoma did this!…Have you heard?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-05-2012


Have you heard that Oklahoma, 1) voted to place the Ten Commandents on the entrance to the state capitol?,and they did. 2) Recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants and ship them back home unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen? 3) Passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegals to the Oklahoma database for criminal investigation purposes? 4) Passed a law declaring Oklahoma a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives, joining Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so. Other states looking at this are Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida. 5) Passed a law confirming people have a right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles? 6) Passed a law that all drivers license exams will be printed in English and only English and no other language. Since all the road signs are in English only, one must be able to read and write in English….Pretty smart folks up yonder in Oklahoma, huh?…..I think so too…..Pete

Nicknames and other stuff

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-05-2012


Nicknames comes from so many sources, younger siblings who cannot say a name correctly, fat kids nicknamed Slim or short people called Shorty and so on. I got mine because of wearing a brace of six shooters from the time I got my first cap pistols and holsters, wearing them until I was a pretty big boy, hence Pistol Pete…when I quit carrying them the name Pistol was dropped but the name Pete stuck. Until this day, family and friends call me Pete…..Non friends call me a lot of things, but thats ok to as long as it is a term of endearment….If its not, then I will not worry about it. How about you…Do you have a nickname you would care to tell us about, well, simply click on ” read the full post” at the end of the post and a comment section will come up….I would love to hear from you….

Other stuff…..Did I tell you a story about some of our kin doing some, er, cussing?…It seems that this little fellow, about 5 years old, came up to his Grandma here a while back and said, “Granny, is damn a cuss word?”….”It sure is” came the reply…The kid says, “Oh, ok, I’ll keep saying shit then.” Out of the mouth of babes, huh? I thought that was cute….Pete

Fun Evening Out

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-04-2012


No. 2 grand daughter has a new house, moved in a few weeks ago. No 2 son and no. 3 grandson and I help paint it before they moved in. I had not seen it since the painting was completed. I walked in last night and it was an immediate WOW…..Her decor was awesome….every room is a different color and everything matches. I was really impressed. She and her guy fixed spaghetti, salad, bread and tea and we had cake and ice cream for dessert. What a nice evening. I am so proud of all my children and grand children, they are all so nice…But you know what, that was sweetie and my expectation for our children….we tried to raise them right….doesn’t the bible say “raise a child in the ways of the Lord”  or something like that….It will be passed on down to the next generation….Well, back to No. 2 grand daughter, she is so special…. her Mom and Dad and her Grannie and I loved the attention we recieved last evening…Good Job….

Allergies….taking the fun out of spring

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-04-2012


Pollen, pollen everywhere..There is no escaping pollen here is Albuquerque I don’t reckon, at least I have not found any safe place…Just when one thinks things are getting better, another uncaring plant starts spitting out it pollen, polluting the atmosphere with all that sneezy, nose running and itchy throat….and the roof of my mouth of all things, pollen…..miserable, that’s all you can say about it….I’m so tired of blowing my nose and sneezing I could just, well, just curse a little bit, like cursing the dad-blamed, no-good, cotton picking, fit for nothing pollen…but I won’t cause it’s part of the reproductive process…  But, if you are like me, you are ready for spring to be over with and the plant birthing process to go on and get started….know what I mean, Vern…..