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Harold Shelton

December 4th, 2014 . by Cary

Long-time readers of this little corner of the Blog World may recall that I had adopted Harold and Anne Shelton as my second parents and they were MEG’s “grandparents” on my side. After Anne passed a few years ago, Harold moved out of their house. He moved in with his son in Wickenburg, until he had a stroke. From the hospital he moved into a care facility; he ended up moving to Colorado Springs so his daughter could keep a closer eye on him. I was fortunate to be able to visit him there Labor Day weekend 2013. Harold was the founder and creator of the Black Canyon Railroad (click the tab in the headers for pictures).

Word has come to me this morning that Harold suffered another massive stroke Tuesday morning. He fell into a coma, and the doctors have indicated that they expect him to live only 48 to 72 hours more. Of course, they don’t know the God we serve. Harold is a devout believer and follower of Christ. If God chooses to heal him, He will. If not, then Harold will sleep until the return of Jesus. Either way, praise God for a life well lived.

He will be missed.

Chat ya later…


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Thanksgiving 2014

November 27th, 2014 . by Cary

I would like to wish my family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. I don’t have any flashy graphics (but I know who does, and he would probably let me use them if I asked), I don’t have an eloquent and deeply moving set of words to post here for all to see and admire (although, again, I know who does, and they would probably help me write and polish and rewrite until it was perfect), and I don’t have time to go through and name each person that means something – anything – to me (but if you start with my wife, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, and our daughter MEG, then go to the blog roll in the sidebar, my friends list on that MyFacePlaceBook+ web site, and finally wander through my twitter list …).

But, I do have this – the desire that each one of you who reads this through any of those portals, be found today in the place God wants you to be, with people who mean something to you. DO something today that will make a difference in a life, be it yours or someone else’s. If you haven’t found it yet, find the one thing that will allow you to have an unwavering, unchangeable anchor from which you can test and trust everything you encounter.

May God bless each and every one of you, today and always, with a sense of purpose and commitment; a reason for being here, a goal for your life here on earth; and a sense of accomplishment every time you reach a milestone towards that goal.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. May this open the holiday season at the end of this year with love. Please be careful, whether you are traveling or receiving travelers, whether you are eating with family or feeding strangers, whether you are observing this day with everyone you love or by yourself.

… And the Aftermath

November 6th, 2014 . by Cary

“The principle of the Constitution is that of a separation of legislative, Executive and Judiciary functions, except in cases specified. If this principle be not expressed in direct terms, it is clearly the spirit of the Constitution, and it ought to be so commented and acted on by every friend of free government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1797

Did you VOTE on Tuesday? Thank you.

A key phrase in the quote from Thomas Jefferson is “every friend of free government.” I submit that we do not have many friends of free government in the current administration, and Obama(THHO) is certainly included.

I get quotes like the one above from a wonderful little email newsletter (free, but with a lot of advertising) called The Patriot Post. Go here if you would like to subscribe; it’s very good reading. The newsletter usually expounds on the topics of the day, and include several quotes from contemporary sources also.

I am not compensated for the previous paragraph, I’m just letting you know where to go if you wonder where I stand on something.

Remember that one time when “Elections have consequences” was spoken by the then-president elect, and the conservatives of this country were beaten with it for a while? Remember when the newly minted Speaker of the House changed the rules so his party with a simple majority could ram things through without the “other side” – for example, the Affordable Healthcare Act? Remember when it was called a “Mandate of the People” when the current administration was voted in? Yeah, good times.

The left doesn’t remember any of that. In fact, they’ve done nothing but whine, cry, and deflect blame ever since it became clear that “their side” pretty much lost the election BECAUSE of Obama(THHO). Oh, and carry on like they can force every thing through in the next two months …

One leftist “representative” even called for civil war, with the illegal immigrants taking on the law-abiding citizens of this country. Yeah, declare war against a group that is pro-gun, while you are patently anti-gun. Good call. Let me know how that works out for you.

Chat ya later…


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Vote. Or Shut Up.

November 4th, 2014 . by Cary

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” –Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781

Did you execute your solemn duty, as office holder of “Citizen” today? Did you vote for the candidates that best represent what you believe in? Did you tell the representatives at all levels of the government what you expect from them?

My wife, TMBWitW, and I are registered to vote by absentee ballot. Not because we are too lazy to go to our polling place (although, in the fourteen years we have lived in this district the polling place has changed 16 times. yes, twice just before election day on two separate occasions) but because we like to sit down with the internet at our disposal and really comb through the final candidates. Yes, we’ve done preliminary investigations of their background/beliefs/voting record, but there’s nothing like a solid [search_engine_of_your_choice] session to solidify your reasoning behind your vote.

Failure to vote is an agreement to be enslaved.

A vote for ANY demoncRAT is, essentially, a vote against the principals of this nation, since any vote for a demoncRAT is a vote in support of Obama(THHO) and his policies.

Think about this: Are you more likely to be beheaded, ignored during a hostage situation, or exposed to a deadly virus now than you were six years ago?

Chat ya later…


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Red Friday, Wise Words

September 19th, 2014 . by Cary

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From the Patriot Post:

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789

When the eternal rules of right and wrong are ignored, and man insists on imposing his own rules of wrong and right, do not ask “Where is God when ____ happens?”, for you have kicked Him out by insisting on creating your own universe. Good luck with that.

Chat ya later…

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