Making the Loop


A Mess of Trails

  1.  Over a mile.
  2.  Three to four hundred foot gain in elevation.
  3.  An hour and a half.

..The growing weather report for the last two days leading to this weeks hike was starting to make us doubt if we were going on the trail at all. Dark gray, gloomy and a bit on the cold side.
..We had already made arrangements with our friends, so we were committed to meet at 8 AM at the trailhead. Continue reading

The Coming Trojan Horse

The Coming Trojan Horse

The Coming Trojan Horse
– An end-times report

(FYI, be sure to check out the update on this)

..As some of you know I do research on several topics. Looking for patterns, matching it with prophetic stuff either from myself or others. As time passes by, I have learned to see so much of all this stuff interconnected.
One of those subjects that I often watch is archeological in nature. One of the reasons for this is because of Matthew 24: 37-39 Continue reading

Getting in Shape

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  Been waiting a while to do this, something fun. But weather and events kept kicking the starting date for this further down the road.
  Almost a year ago we left our east coast jobs and trekked back out west. Landing for now in Wyoming, friends encouraged us to take the one month Carnivore diet challenge. Really, it’s more like an elimination diet than what most people think it is.
  As a result, we started dropping pounds like crazy. But winter was around the corner and I have never been any good at what I feel to be pointless exercising in a room. To me, it does not feel like I am doing anything but lifting the same stupid thing over and over again.
Garden Creek trail
  Today my wife, Kathy and I started something more my speed. With a more permanent turn in the weather, we started hiking a local trail. With Kathy now sixty pounds less and I just over seventy. I put my Franks, ground-pounder boots on and we started up the very steep, aggressive trail.
  The trail starts at just over 6,300 feet elevation and according to the information provided, the highest point is just under 8,000 at one point.
  Since we now weigh less, the hike did not kill us off as much as it would have last year.
   I won’t lie, it was rugged, steep with loose jagged rocks. But still, they added to the experience as most of them were covered with various color shades of lichen and interesting flowers along the path that Kathy took pictures of.

  There were several open areas in the lower elevation, just before entering the older pine timber forest.

What’s next?
  Well, as I said the trail was aggressive. Did we finish? Not a chance. The rugged climb pulling hard on our lungs is not something I have personally experienced in thirty years since Hannegan pass trail in Washington State.
 So, unless the weather is an issue or we need to get something done, our plan is to gear up once a week in the morning and use this trail to start getting us back into shape.
 How far did we get? A half mile and our legs are shaky.

Facts of Life


Death is the number one killer of this world.

Life is Sexually Transmitted.

The slowest way to die is good health.

Men really only have two motivations, sexual and food. If you see a gleam in his eyes then make him a sandwich.

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months and maybe years.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid at some point, in a hospital, dying of nothing.

Health nuts are a hard bunch to crack.

The world is always happier after a storm – Black Elk

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

In the 60’s, people took acid to make the world weird. Now people take Prozac to make it normal.

Life is like a jar of jalapeño peppers. What you do today might burn on the way out.

Big leaders have big price tags.

There will always be:

A “lie” in Believe
An “Over” in Lover
An “End” in Friend
An “Us” in Trust
And an “If” in Life
A “He” and a “She” in Ashes

David didn’t kill Goliath because he set out to slay giants. He set out to give sandwiches to his brothers, and Goliath got in the way. -Rich Mullins

Tolkien’s famous words in his book, “Speak, Friend and enter.” Has more wisdom in it than most sermons.

“I was quiet, but I was not blind.” -Jane Austen

Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.

One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder.

Walking away may feel to some like you have given the other side victory, but often it’s about freedom for you.

My silence does not mean you are right

“Makeup can hide a lot of evil.” – Phil Robinson

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image

Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking – Black Elk