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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 3)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 3)

    Willapa Wildlife Refuge caps the northern point of Long Beach Peninsula, and the area in and around it has a lot to offer. Especially serenity.

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  • The Rocky Mountain States and the 2016 Election

    The Rocky Mountain States and the 2016 Election

    First of all, let me be clear: I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. I think she is somewhat of a dork and has a questionable record. However, I do not buy into the conservative media indictment of her, nor did I think she was...

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  • Album Review: Wayfaerer “In The Name Of Emptiness”

    Album Review: Wayfaerer “In The Name Of Emptiness”

    Ukraine-born, and long-time U.S. resident and citizen Alex Shalenko is a veteran in the American metal scene. I first met Alex years ago when he fronted his band Midgard in Colorado. What always has struck me about the guy is his pure, honest passion for...

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  • A Few Things To Consider When Voting

    A Few Things To Consider When Voting

    I mailed my ballot yesterday, symbolically putting an end to this long national nightmare. I was going to post a scathing article on the specifics of the election but I guess the train wreck has said enough on its own. I do not belong to...

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

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  • My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 2)

    My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 2)

    THE ALBUM THAT CHANGED MY LIFE 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s acclaimed, genre defining release of Master Of Puppets. This also comes with its recent induction into the Library Of Congress -the first metal album to achieve that. With that distinction alone I...

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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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