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The Great Horned Owl

My Encounter with a Great Horned Owl

Owls are one of the most fascinating bird in nature.  A majority of the species of owl are primarily nocturnal hunters, best known for their ability to see prey in the dark.  However, if you have ever trekked through the woods after dark and heard one, you might have been…

Imagine the chains that would fall away if one realized they were truly immortal?

Living the Magic: A Walk on the Lighter Side

We spend our days walking through this world with our daily trappings and responsibilities, but quite often we forget to live.  In early spring while it was still cold outside, and the winter seemed like it would never end I wrote and published a short book entitled ‘Living the Magic: A…

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This Day in History – December 31st

As the old year closes out, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at today and see what events happened on the last day of the year in history. One might assume that this day was always one filled with cheer and celebration, and although there is…

The Ultimate Air Dog Competition

Choose Your Doggie

If you ever get a chance, go visit a dog show.  I never thought this would be something on my list of things to do, but awhile back I took my little brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters out to do something on a Saturday afternoon, and we found…

Sunset off Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

A Walk in the Sun

When you live in a colder climate, like Michigan, and the temperatures plummet to the single digits, one yearns for a walk in the sun.  When summer is here, and I can walk freely around outside with merely a T-shirt and shorts on, winter seems so far away.  Right now…

The remains of a once grand tree stands against the backdrop of a morning sky in Michigan.

A Forgotten Tree of Yesteryear

I was traveling through the rural community of Dowling, Michigan in my work as a Realtor recently, and paused to take a photo of this tree with its backdrop against the morning sky.  It was not what one could consider to be a living tree any longer, although there does…

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…

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Say Goodbye to 2012: Take Control of Your Dreams

Whenever I close out a year, I try to reflect on my life and see what I have accomplished in the last year.  I do not try to dwell on the bad things that happened, but instead focus on all the good in my life in the last twelve months. …

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Thanksgiving Day Quotes for Reflection in 2011

Being that today is Thanksgiving in the USA, I thought I would share some famous quotes about the holiday.  Here are some that I found that I thought would be fun to share: “The observance of Thanksgiving Day–as a function–has become general of late years. The Thankfulness is not so…

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What About the Cork?

What about the cork? Have you ever gotten to the bottom of a bottle of wine among friends, and toss the bottle, only to discover at the end of the evening that he cork is still sitting somewhere to be found later? Sometimes it is sitting lonely on the corkscrew…

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Memories of Ludlow Porch

I lived in Atlanta, Georgia from the Mid 80’s through the late 90’s.  On a local radio station, WSB, there was a long running popular daytime show by a Southern humorist who called himself ‘Ludlow Porch’.  His real name was Bobby Crawford Hanson, and his step brother was the popular Southern humorist…