Archives For November 2010

Illegal Aliens…..

November 30, 2010

This post is going to be about illegal aliens. No, I’m not talking about those who might be in the U.S. now. I am going to talk about those aliens who started coming here five hundred or so years ago. Those of us who have native American roots in our bloodline  know our ancestors were the real citizens of this country back then. When Christopher Columbus stumbled on our shores along with him came hordes of uninvited aliens who  eventually took over our country. They robbed us of our land with promises that were never kept. It took a few centuries for them to almost completely annihilate the original citizens.

When they had us in total submission they started stripping us of our deities and replacing them with their own. They put the few of us who survived their war machines on tiny almost worthless pieces of land to try and eke out an existence. They introduced us to their alcoholic drinks which proved to be very addictive to many of us.

Maybe the illegal aliens of today will some day provide some payback for all these atrocities :) If that happens remember that what goes around eventually come around. But I kind of believe that China will be providing the payback without setting foot on our soil. Aren’t the advances of the 21st century a wonderful thing. Let’s remember that almost all of us were illegal aliens in this land at one time or another.

And the journey goes on….

Barns of Wisconsin

November 29, 2010

 

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Here is another picture from our October trip to northern Wisconsin. We added about 40 barns to our photo inventory on that trip.  This is one of the more interesting ones.

To the Redwood Forests

November 27, 2010

 

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This land was made for you an me.  Those words were written by Woody Guthrie. He was one of my favorite songwriters. The picture (that is me in the picture) was taken in June 2009 in northern California during our month long trip out west.

Island House Hotel

November 21, 2010

 

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Thank you Island House hotel for providing us with quality accommodations during our recent stay at Mackinac Island Michigan. Your one hundred year plus hotel is awesome.

I Celebrate the Peacemaker…

November 21, 2010

I celebrate the peacemakers of this world. One of those groups is certainly the Society of Friends known as Quakers. As a matter of fact they have even won a Nobel Peace Price for their efforts. According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses. That is certainly an apt description of Quakers and their journey in following Christ’s words. While the Nobel committee has its flaws in picking award winners most are certainly for the most part peacemakers.

One of the Beatitudes found in the Christian Bible is

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the Sons of God.

Although we are all children of God all of us who call ourselves Christians certainly would be very honored to be called one of the sons of God. By the above words that is a special status in God’s kingdom. Being a peacemaker certainly indicates promoting God’s will here on earth. We in the U.S. allow our government to spend thousands of times more for our war machines than they do for peacemaking efforts. If only that trend were reversed even slightly. We need more peacemakers. Blessed are the peacemakers wherever they are.

And the journey goes on.

Lake Winnebago Light House

November 18, 2010

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Here is one not too many people have probably seen. It is a small lighthouse in Neenah Wisconsin. The picture was taken in 1986 but it still looks the same today.