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What was your favorite baseball movie?

Favorite Baseball Movies Some of the best sports movies of all time are baseball movies.  I tend to find I gravitate towards movies that romanticize baseball, and I never tire of watching them.  Perhaps my earliest favorite baseball movies were ‘The Natural‘ with Robert Redford, and ‘Field of Dreams‘ with…

Going Home... Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps

Making the Goal of Home Ownership Easy

‘Going Home… Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy Steps’ On March 1st, I published my fourth book entitled: ‘Going Home… Renting to Home Ownership in 10 Easy steps‘ which addresses the problems faced by so many prospective would-be home buyers in society.  It answers the questions of ‘How do…

Amish Winter

Winter Visions

In Southwest Michigan we are frequently subjected to snow storms during this time of year.  Last week I was driving through one rural area, and the intensity of the storm I was driving into began to increase.  At one point along the road, I happened upon an Amish buggy with…

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Crossing the Winter Threshold Into Forever

When you are a kid, you look forward to snow.  You do not mind the cold, you like that it is slippery and that you can compact it into balls and toss it at your sister.  Having lived my childhood in a warmer climate in Arizona, winter snow was a…

The Ultimate Air Dog Competition

Dogs With Hang Time

I thought I would share another of my favorite videos that I ever made today. It is a compilation of dogs jumping in the ultimate ‘Air dog’ competition that I attended some time ago. It was a fund summer event as part of a dog show, and the dogs would…

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Hot Air Balloons Make Time Stand Still

The hot air balloons that cross the skies of Battle Creek in the summer months of July each year are part of the joy of living in my town.  A few years ago I attended and filmed a ‘Balloon Illume’ event at the Field of Flight Air Show near the…

Tekonsha, Michigan

Tekonsha, Michigan

Driving through small communities like Tekonsha, Michigan always reminds me of the classic community spirit of America’s past.  This small community boasts it is a ‘Small village with a big Heart’ on its signs as you enter.  The village population has remained in the low 700’s with a slight increase…

Nashville, Michigan architecture.

Architecture in Nashville, Michigan

I enjoy taking photos around in the smaller communities that I sometimes travel in.  Today, I had to make a drive up to Nashville, Michigan to photograph some property for a client. It was a cold morning, and the air was a crisp 9 degrees when I headed out.  The…

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More Statues I Saw in Florida

Adding on to my earlier post on statues, here is a collection of photographs from other statues I saw while visiting Florida a few years ago.  I always find statues to be interesting, and I love it when I see so many of them standing around a downtown area.  They…

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Statues I Saw in Florida

Florida is always a fun State to go visit.  They have all the great beaches, really.  The weather for the most part is nice as well, although it can be sticky at different times of the year.  I always carry my camera with me when I travel anywhere, and I…

Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream

My New Book: ‘Understanding Land Contract Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream’

I just published my first book in real estate entitled: ‘Understanding Land Contact Homes: In Pursuit of the American Dream‘.  It covers the used of Land Contracts in buying ans selling a home in America.  This specialized type of financing is also called ‘Contract for Deed’ and is essentially a…

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Kissing a Toad, Hoping for a Prince

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I visited Miami, Florida.  On Sunday, my wife and I took time to visit a tourist trap in the Everglades where they took you on a boat ride and then you got to sit in at a small nature show.  As part of the nature show,…