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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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Akiane Kramarik’s Painting of Jesus

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-04-2016

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Todd Burpo, writer of “Heaven is for Real”, a story about his son Colton going to heaven when he was four years old during surgery. There was no proof that Colton died that day, but the stories he was able to tell after the surgery was remarkable, and at four years old he would have had no other way of knowing about heaven and in-depth knowledge of Jesus. Todd had showed some pictures of Jesus to Colton and he always said they are not quite right. So when Todd learned of a report of a 8 year old girl painting a picture of Jesus whom she had seen in a vision, he watched her story as reported on CNN. He called Colton to the computer to view this painting and asked him what he thought of it. Colton replied, “Dad, that one is right.” …..You can view this painting by goggling Akiane Kramarik and reading about her and seeing her paintings. Her mom was an atheist and Akiane had no preschool training, yet at 4 years old she was having visions and painting such realistic paintings and drawings that her mom became a believer.  The painting of Jesus looking right at you is so amazing. I hope you will goggle her and see these paintings for yourself. You’ll be glad you did…

Anti-Christ…Now Coming On Our Scene?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-04-2016

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We have new world leaders in lots of countries now and some more on the way. Is the Anti-Christ among them? Considering the condition of the world today, he could be close to making a world wide appearance, if he has not already. I do not think the Anti-Christ will be from America. From a biblical point of view, I don’t think we will figure into the leadership role in this one. I think he will be from one of those countries right in the middle of all the fighting we see in the war torn middle east countries today, making a temporary peace and wowing all of the world with his peace making abilities before becoming the devil’s advocate and showing his true colors. No, I have not received a revelation or anything like that and truly only God knows……But He said to watch….and be ready….gloom and doom I’m not. But the world is a’changing folks and I’m not sure how long God waits before He steps in for the final chapter of this old world.

Vote Busters….Who You Gonna’ Vote For?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-04-2016

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I think of Ghost Busters and who you gonna call? when I think of the election facing the American people in 2016. There will only be two choices, I reckon, but sometimes we have a third party running. They have never faired very well. I am wondering though if this year it might be different. I don’t like the way things are going presently either for the Republicans or Democrats. Picturing either of the two front runners of both parties on the world stage is scary to me. I think one of them would not stand up for America when action is called for and the other would put America in jeopardy with knee jerk reactions under those same conditions. So if the independents can come up with a good’un, I would probably vote for him/her. Our mindset in todays America is “what can you do for me” without regard to what it does to our economy is scary. There are so many citizens with their hands out that running the government and military, it is mind boggling providing funds. What happened to “One nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all?” It is not justice to rob from the rich, those who have worked hard and accumulated much, to give it to those who will not work. And the “Republic for which it stands?”. The Communist probably won’t run a candidate this year as the Democratic party has them covered. And a good independent would not have anyone in congress to work with, so that will not work either…. Well, good luck.  It ain’t looking good, is it?…… So, who you gonna call?…

 

 

 

 

SPORTS.. WHAT TO WATCH? American Pickers?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-04-2016

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March madness is over…The games this year were something else. Some teams got a delight out of ruining my brackets, but they were fun to watch….but, it’s over for this year….Football is a few months away, but we have the draft coming up. That’s always fun. Well, we got golf. The Master’s is always great. What a beautiful course….and the announcers lowering their voices always help me get to sleep, a real soothing effect and the special effects boys seem to always back up and replay the good shots, so you don’t miss much. Then there are a few fishing and hunting show…AND BASEBALL…I just can’t really get warmed up to baseball….When Cody Ross and Shane Andrews were playing, both Carlsbad, NM boys, I watched them with interest, but with them gone I failed to get excited with any team or players. I’m sure they are out there I just don’t know them. Sometimes a story about a player will get me going, but not in a long time. So while I wait on football, college and pro, I’m channel surfing. Trying to find my interest. Is American Pickers a sport? Well, I like them. You know, climbing over mountains of junk to find that gem is exciting for me. So, I guess it’s American Pickers. They are a good year round pick.

Top Reads…this site

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-03-2016

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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 J. I. Hall, Jr., and Follow the Sun, both by yours truly, then cousin Alan Bonner who passed away some time back following with his story, “Alabama the Beautiful”, a couple of more by me, Coalfire stories and Saga of Zachary Williams, then a story by Otis Vaughn, “Confederates Move to Brazil” then “California Jo” by Virginia “Genie” House, my grandmother………my Army Air Field short stories follow that…Makes me feel good that you guys are spending the time reading. ps…Alan Bonner’s story “Alabama the Beautiful” was first posted on Jan. 26, 2012. Alan passed away in Dec. 2014 and I am glad his story is still being read by you folks. Thank you. double ps…you do know that you can enter a title in the search engine and the site will bring up the story or writer. So if you want to read about cousin Alan Bonner, just type his name in the search engine, then scroll through the postings that come up…… double thanks….

UNM, School of Dental Hygiene, Class of 2016

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-03-2016

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About this time last year I said goodbye to Kayle, who graduated from UNM School of Dental Hygiene. And today, I said goodbye to Maria, who graduates in June, 2016. It is kind of sad to see these girls go, in a way, but in another way they are now out in the world making a very good living, being excellent citizens, and contributing to our economy. I believe Maria told me my Hygienist would be Kayle (a different Kayle) next fall. I appreciate the school allowing the girls to get practical experience on old codgers like me. Maria said today that the experience they gain working on all the different teeth and mouths are very valuable to them all. She says most all of us clients are so different with teeth and mouth variations,  all with different problems so there is stuff to be learned from each one. Well, I am glad to be a small part of that learning experience. Anyway, good luck Maria and God Bless you on your journey in life. Thank you for sharing some of it with me.

Hillary Clinton…Do We Really Want Her As President?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-03-2016

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“F**k off! It’s enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.”

(From the book “American Evita” by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 – Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with “Good morning.”

Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don’t come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!!?”

(From the book “Unlimited Access”, by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 – Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail.)

nice lady….Wonder if she will visit some of our kinder garden children….”Learn” them some English….Wow…

Ralph Arellanes, Racist Executive Director, NM LULAC?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 21-03-2016

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Man, this guy Arellances fired a hate filled letter to the University of New Mexico President in today’s Albuquerque Journal, March 21 2016, over the firing of the women’s  basketball coach Yvonne Sanchez. It sounds like LULAC is something akin to a white version of the KKK. In the letter he said, “I don’t like that our tax dollars go to a bunch of lame White coaches, White Athletic Director and frankly, a White UNM President who doesn’t give a rats ass about our community of New Mexico. You and your white cronies must be held accountable and Fired. I will be speaking to the press about this today and calling for your removal once and for all”!……Sounds like a very decent sort, huh? I really don’t know why he did not say what was really on his mind instead of beating around the bush…..Which is kind of you white folks get out and let us good guys run the show. This letter really make me wonder about the objective of this organization. It certainly does not promote the Hispanic people and most of the Hispanics I know will most probably take exception to the wording of this letter also. I do not know Mr. Arellanes, but with his attitude I don’t think I want to know him. I don’t think Coach Sanchez will appreciate the letter either.

Albuquerque Journal, Sport Speak Up

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-03-2016

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I have written to Sports Speak to voice an opinion, once in a while and I may have been published a time or two. Critics of  Lobo sports, and a few fans write about what sorry coaches we have and on occasions named players by name as to their downfall and poor play. Some do praise the coaches and programs as well. This year in particular, Coach Neal has been a target as has his son, Cullen. I think that allowing writers to name names should not be acceptable by the Journal. Especially when its the coaches son. Neither of them deserved the treatment they have received especially by that section of the paper. I am very disappointed in the sports editor for allowing it to happen…..A few years ago I allowed a person to sound off on my web site, saying things I would have never said and my son came down on me about it. I mentioned that I allowed people to state their opinion as they had that right. He mentioned that it is certainly alright for a person to have their own opinion but I did not have to let them say it on my front porch. These mean-spirited critics of Lobos sports hurt our teams, basketball, football or any other sport, by running down the program, coach, or director of our school. Am I saying negative opinions should not be allowed? No, I’m saying that the Sports Editor of the Journal should do a better job of culling out the evil sounding comments of some letter writers. I think that, in part, has cost us a fine basketball player next year.

World Wide Visitors

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-03-2016

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The top 5 countries to visit my web site are as follows and in the order of their ranking….France, United States, Ukraine, Canada, Israel. …This is the first time that France has visited this strong and I am certainly not sure I have written anything that would promote the visits.  However, that is ok, I’m glad to have them coming by….Matter of fact, I’m am thankful for all you folks who take the time to visit my site. I appreciate it very much. Remember on this site, thanks is my only pay, and you visiting this site it a big “thank you”  from you to me in my eyes. …I checked my ranking among world wide sites the other night, there are over 8 million, I just don’t know how many over 8 million there are…could be 10 million or more. Anyway, this report said sites could vary in ranking month to month depending on the writings and keywords that pulled in the visitors. My ranking they said was 5, 324,000, thereabouts. It kind of made me feel badly until I thought about me being in the middle of the pack. That site said I could pay them some money and they could improve my ranking right away….That’s ok…5,324,000 ain’t all that bad.