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Mini Rant on the Deficit
Congress as whole needs to be the one's setting the example when it comes to creating and sticking to a budget. There shouldn't ever be such a thing as a deficit, as we shouldn't be spending more than we bring in! Period!
Ahhh... Where Freedom Rests...
This meme has been floating around interwebz lately. It was a place I had nearly forgotten about. But, I was there once.
It was 2004 and the insurgency in Iraq was in full swing. The Military Police unit that I was in was spread thin and spread out all over the Baghdad area, which means our trucks were on the road constantly. Since ambushing convoys with IED's, grenades, and occasionally small-arms fire was the insurgencies favorite tactic - it means my shop stayed extra busy and worked around the clock to keep our guys and gals on the road.
What a crazy election!It's been long and grueling process starting with the primaries last year and ending with an incredible upset last night. Who would have thought that Donald Trump, aka Cheeto Jesus, could have pulled off the stunning upset that he did?Almost nobody, apparently - to include me. So congratulations to President-elect, Donald Trump. It was almost comical watching news pundits try to explain what had happened, and how or why the polls were so wrong. The surprise was no different online. There were a variety of emotions displayed by my friends on social media throughout the night and this morning. Many of my friends support Trump, many also supported Clinton, and much like me quite a few others supported 3rd party candidates. Personally, I just couldn't stomach the thought of placing my vote for either Clinton or Trump. Anyways, many of my friends were in shock and disbelief that their candidate didn't fair better. Some were physically upset and extremely a…
The beginning of something bigger...
What a strange 24 hours. It started yesterday afternoon when an assignment for my Mythology and Symbols class required me to do an enchantment exercise. It was meant as a way for us to break away from the left brain control and focus on the right brain instead. Leave behind our leashes to the outside world and attempt to become closer to the real world and all of the living things around us. We had to find an area where we could be close to nature. Sit next to a tree or by a creek, and just listen and observe for an hour or two.
An hour or two without checking my phone? Yikes.
Part One: The Journey Begins
I tried the backyard first. We live right next to a busy intersection and the constant vehicle noise, loud music, people talking, dogs barking - well, you get the point. It was just too much for me. So, I went and drove around looking for a park that was away from things.
I didn't have much luck with that at first either. Things seemed too n…