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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 1)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 1)

    My wife and I recently vacationed on the southern coast of Washington state. We stayed at a resort at Long Beach and from there explored the surrounding area, including northern Oregon. We love the northwest, with its typically not too hot, not too cold weather,...

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  • Why Columbus Day Needs To Go Away

    Why Columbus Day Needs To Go Away

    Columbus Day was created to celebrate Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America and to appease Italian Americans. Unfortunately,  since then there has been plenty of evidence collected that Columbus did not “discover” anything. Of course North America was already occupied by native peoples, but if we...

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  • A Weekend Visit to Dinosaur National Monument and Surrounding Area

    A Weekend Visit to Dinosaur National Monument and Surrounding Area

    It took me a while to come up with the uninspiring title to this trip review, but it is exactly what it is.  I have wanted to see the Dinosaur area for many years, and my wife was just a little girl the last time...

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  • The Undeserved Hatred For Coyotes

    The Undeserved Hatred For Coyotes

    Have you ever known someone who is prejudiced, having a misplaced hatred for a type of person because of their gender, religious views, ethnicity, or sexual preference? Some people even have that same immaturity when it comes to nature. It’s always important to understand the...

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  • Goose Family

    Goose Family

    Around the 1st of April a mating pair of Canadian geese built a nest in one of the large planters at one of my buildings. Over the next few days the female laid six eggs. By law you cannot disturb nesting geese, so we put...

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  • The Grizzly Bear (A Tragic History And The Test Of Our National Character Moving Forward)

    The Grizzly Bear (A Tragic History And The Test Of Our National Character Moving Forward)

    The great, untamed American frontier was forever altered by our westward expansion.  What once was considered great progress in our country’s advancement should be looked upon today with a more balanced and wiser understanding.  Our westward march undoubtedly broadened our new civilization, but with devastating...

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  • Federal Lands & Citizen Perceptions

    Federal Lands & Citizen Perceptions

    I get so tired of delusional people bitching about Federal lands and using the Constitution as some sort of defense for their opinions. Some people in this country do not understand the relationship between the Federal Government and lands managed by the Federal Government. The...

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  • Keep Science In Politics

    Keep Science In Politics

    The only source of information that should be used to legislate environmental policy (such as clean air and water standards, and the Endangered Species Act) is SCIENCE. Any politician saying otherwise is simply ignorant of facts and not wise enough to be in a position...

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  • Attention Telemarketers

    Attention Telemarketers

    When a person answers the phone they ask “Hello?” You don’t call someone and answer with the same question. That is stupid and very annoying. It’s bad enough that you are a telemarketer, but if you are trying to attract a stranger to whatever you...

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  • The Most Important Factors In Finding The Right Partner To Settle Down With

    The Most Important Factors In Finding The Right Partner To Settle Down With

    I am not a doctor, nor am I a certified relationship expert. However, I have found that experience is usually better than a title or a degree. I’ve known so many broken relationships and marriages throughout my life, but I’ve also seen real success stories....

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