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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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Rehabilitation: HealthSouth

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-11-2010


A few weeks ago a friend fell and broke his hip and I guess his thigh bone as he had to have a pen down into his leg. He rehabilitated at HealthSouth. Last week, a friend of the family had a stroke and he chose HealthSouth. I visited with both of them while they were receiving therapy. HealthSouth is a good place…Friendly folks, good food and they push the patients to get on the road to recovery. No laying around for those folks and yet they seem to have the respect of all the patients there. They have the Rehabilitation Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Neuro-Psychology, Respiratory Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Dietary and Nutritional Counseling and a Case Manager for the patient and family. We had a meal one day last week and found the food to be very good. According to the HealthSouth’s web site they have over 1800 locations. Here at Albuquerque, they have really taken good care of both of these folks…I hope you or a family member never need rehabilation , but if you do I think it would be hard to beat HealthSouth…..Pete

Worst College Football Coaches (see footnote)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-10-2010


I goggled the worst college football coaches….I was kind of surprised the names that came up, and I am not saying I agree or disagree, but to name a few of those listed: Wannstedt, Pittsburg: Friedgen, Maryland: Stewart, West Virginia: Ron Zook, Illinois…….Now that name rings a bell….Let me see…..oh yeah, New Mexico hired his exciting offensive coordinator for the Lobos head coach two years ago….Well, I did not look up Zook’s record to see how many he games he won in his first two years as head coach but I happen to know Locksley’s……….one win and eighteen losses…..Man I hope our coach can turn things around soon…I wondered if anyone is considering replacing him?….Naw, probably not….New Mexico is a basketball school, huh?…….That’s what I have heard anyway… DID YOU SEE THE ILLINOIS MICHIGAN GAME SATURDAY? 67 to 65….triple overtime….Ron Zook’s team almost won that game….Now I am wondering about the goggle saying he was one of the worst coaches in America….best, good, sorry, worst…its all a matter of opinion, huh?…I don’t know how good Zook is, but he is certainly not the worst, this blogger just wants to correct that, ok?…Pete

Saying NO…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-10-2010


It has really been hard for me to say no at times…Especially if I really like someone and want to please them, but the older I get the more I realize that many times the best things to do is just say no…NO…..Some of our democratic friends up for elections need a no vote….Not all of them….Some of our republican friends need a no vote….Not all of them….It has become necessary for the voters to keep up with the way our elected officials are conducting themselves in Washington and in our state capitals….One term may be enough….I don’t know, they may just become corrupt quicker….Saying No to drugs and alcohol and smoking is really hard for our youth, thanks to TV and some of the programs going into the homes across America…What a mess, huh?….How will Mexico ever get out of the fix they are in because they have the drugs and the people across the border in America has the money and such a high demand for drugs….Saying NO has to be the answer…And as long as people can beg, borrow or steal money to pay for them, it will remain a problem….I used to have customers in Mexico in the 1990’s and went across the border several times a year to visit and entertain those customers….Now, there is no way I would go across. I would not have a problem saying, NO sir, to a boss who would ask me to go across the border today… Does anyone go across any more?….. And saying NO to unethical behavior in the work place and government jobs…I am sure some folks still are ethical, but one rotten apple really spoils the barrel…Pay to play…. what a hot game in New Mexico, probably most of the states have the same problem….We have to learn how to say NO to any rotten deal…It ain’t easy  being negative, well, it seems like negative, but no to all that bad crap, no is really a positive…can I get a AMEN on that?….I don’t know for sure what prompted this post tonight but I think it came from reading this morning’s paper and listening to today’s news…..Who was the lady that sang, “We sure could use, a little good news today.”…..We still can…

Football stuff

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-10-2010


Whass’up with the Cowboys?…..Romo out for a while…That’s not good….Alabama is idle this week, Auburn whips up on Mississippi I imagine….Air Force loses to Utah….Arizona beat UCLA…..Arkansas beats Vandy….Texas wins one at home and beats Baylor but it is close….New Mexico is coming up in the world, did you notice?…Colorado State is only favored by 16.5 points over the Lobo’s, but the Lobo’s will beat the spread….NMSU is not favored against  San Jose St, but they are capable of beating them…ok, I’ll pick NMSU to win…..there I feel better…

By the way, I am liking this e-machine…did a few up grades and it is an excellent buy…Right now I feel good about it…fast and easy to use….Pete

Cody Ross, MVP

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-10-2010


Wow, MVP of the National Leaque playoff series….I spoke to number one son in Carlsbad today and he and some Carlsbad friends watched the game and a great time was shared by all and all were very excited about Cody and the job he is doing. I have never been a fan of the San Francisco Giants until this year….They picked up Cody and they picked up a bunch of New Mexico fans….I have kind of always liked the Texas Rangers, but I will have to pull for the Giants this year….Way to go, Cody…Keep up the good work…..


Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-10-2010


Since none of you readers expressed concern about the e-machines I decided to give one a try. I lost a lot of stuff on my old computer last week. I will get back in the groove soon. I will do some more post at a later time as I grow accustomed to this machine……well, its “later” enough. It seems to work about as well as my old computer, seems a little faster but I still need to download some of my flash drive info into my documents….probably not nearly as much as I used to have. So far though, so good…..I hope it works out…Pete

Big Momma and the Cousins

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-10-2010


Now folks, don’t forget about my downloads…..Big Momma getting baptised…and then the cousins being just a tad scared of Big Momma. Read all about them in Chapter Six of Cousins ….click on downloads….

Coal Fire (AL) Baptist Church, What is going on?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-10-2010


Tell me what is happening at Coal Fire Baptist Church, Coal Fire, AL. Is everything ok there? I should hope so but I hear they are looking for a preacher…Probably need to start praying, huh?…That church is pretty special so we need someone special to preach there…If you read my downloads, Chapter Six from my book Cousins, “Big Momma”, that is the church I am talking about. The church where my granddaddy died one Sunday night. The church that I, and a bunch of my kinfolks, were saved . They used to do the baptising down at the Bridge across Coal Fire Creek on Hwy 82. That’s where Big Momma was baptised, where us cousins were baptised..Yeah, I called it Middle Creek and I wish now I would have called it’s real name…It just “don’t get no better than “Coal Fire Creek” now does it.” Anyway, that church has been through a lot, lot of folks been through that church….How many families have called that church home? Now let me see if I can recount some of the names: Collier, McCool, Bonner, Bishop, Davidson, Darling, Estes, Burgess, Bell, Hester, Bates, and several families with the same last name attending at the same time, and I am sure there were a lot before me and a more after me, maybe my buddy THE BISHOP OF POSSUM TOWN can name a few more folks…Anyway, praying is always in order…It won’t hurt for us to talk it up a little, will it? That’s where our roots are…..We have to….

Denish/Martinez: Will a Lady be our new Governor?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-10-2010


Re the KOAT-TV Debate….Well, our new governor will be a female, but I am not so sure about a lady…We need some boxing gloves, huh?….Denish said, “You are a liar.” Martinez said, “You are joined at the hip with Bill Richardson.”….I don’t know which comment was worse or which comment was the most truthful…The liar comment came about because of Herb Denish’s client that won big tax breaks from the Richardson administration for an Albuquerque developer, since Diane Denish is Lt. Governor…Diane said he was only paid for his consulting services and did not profit from the deal….The joined at the hip comment from Martinez concerns more of the same spending and pay to play attitude of the Richardson administration going forward should she be elected. Denish accused Martinez of mis-spending federal border security funds provided her district attorney office down in Las Cruces….Martinez contends that the spending for car pruchases, staff bonuses and meetings in a Ruidoso resort was needed to deal with the “burgeoning case load of border crimes”…… On same sex couples rights or domestic partnerships, granting them all the rights of a married couples….Denish said, “its the right thing to do.” Martinez said, “Domestic partnership is just another word for gay marriage, and I do not support that.” …..So now,  New Mexico voters will have to sort through all this stuff and figure out what we need to do….But, back to my question, “will a lady be our new governor?”……Yeah, I guess so…they just play rough…

Hawaii vacation

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-10-2010


Here is another of the 1600 photos taken by no. 2 grand daughter….waves pounding on a rocky beach is completely alien to us flat landers, huh…one can just view this picture and almost hear the pounding surf and feel the wind blowing your hair…oh, wait, I don’t have any hair…but I can see it blowing yours, ok…nice picture…thanks, no. 2 grand daughter…I wish you could have taken me…oh, well, maybe next time….