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I’d like to believe this photoshop. But then, again ………..  My father – like all fathers – once told me whenever I read about the stupidest thing a person could do, I should wait a week.  Someone else was sure … Continue reading

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This is not a photoshop.  Yes, there is a river down there. This is Tianmen Mountain in China. While I do not suffer from vertigo, just looking at this picture gives me vertigo. It is also a lesson in life … Continue reading

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Alaskan humorist Warren Sitka is famous for his admonition that humanity is best served by adhering to a simply rule: DDDD, “Don’t Double-Down on Dumb.”  When it comes to history, there is a lot of DDDD. This generic photo is … Continue reading

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Alaskan humorist Warren Sitka notes the problem with ignorance is it breeds faster than common sense. We are in an era where being stupid is an asset. Common sense may not be that common but over the long haul, intelligence … Continue reading

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This is not photoshop.  It is ‘law and order’ during the Alaska Gold Rush. There were so many men rushing north over an area 1/5th that of the Lower 48 States, law and order had to done locally. By councils … Continue reading

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Anyone can quit. A lot of people do. But if you ask successful people ‘what was your secret?’ the bulk of them would say “I didn’t quit.” We do not live in Walt Disney world where everyone will succeed. Success … Continue reading

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Just another old photo, eh?  Well, old photos hide stunning truths. This is my mother’s mother’s uncle. His name was Cabot Jackson Russel and he was one of the white officers leading the black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, during … Continue reading

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This is not photoshop.  It is an actual sculpture and it symbolizes my mantra as a writer: “If you do not have something unique, you have nothing.” For the past century, the key to success was to ‘stay within the … Continue reading

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One of the oldest tricks in the book, er, history, is to use the tools at your disposal. A new tool is always nice but, frankly, you don’t get that many ‘new’ tools in life. So you are stuck with … Continue reading

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