Independence Rock



Main Entrance

July 1st. 2019

  1. Hike – 1.4 miles.
  2. Mosquitos – Thousands.
  3. One hour away from home.
  4. Should have started earlier in the day.

..Today’s adventure is a place we have already been a few years ago when we visited from South Carolina.


Independence Rock, Wyoming.

..Last time the weather was fair and rabbits were all over the place.
..The plan today was to walk around it and then hike to the top. Well… that plan got seriously altered. First of all, a bit of mornings laziness crept into our plans causing to arrive late into the morning. The second was the fact that this time any spot that helps any measure of moisture produced clouds of Mosquito’s Continue reading

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.
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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

A bit of Fun

This morning after watching the snowfall during the night in central Wyoming. I was wandering through a collection of odd photos and screenshots I have collected. Some are for fun, some are meant to cause people to think and reflect.

So just for the fun of it, I decided to share some of them with y’all.


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Report: The Carnivore Diet


Note: Ok, so I had a bit of fun creating the above image. Not that I am saying I am a dinosaur or that we are eating dinosaurs. But after moving to Wyoming it seems every town has a museum for dinosaurs because it’s the farmers who sometimes find the bones in the fields.

I wanted to give a three-week report on a new diet we are trying. First of all, I am not going to be filling this simple report with many of the facts anyone can find on the internet. I will say there is a lot of growing support and facebook groups for eating this way. All I want to do in this simple report is simply just let people know what my wife and I have been discovering with this diet.
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Food for Thought, Update, July 2018

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Hello everyone, It’s been a long time since I did a general update. The last one I did was from Nov of 2015 where I talked about my old web page, Whatcom County Prophetic Page. In that, I mentioned I would be adding various old prophetic words from America’s past as well as my hope to get into writing various other types of articles.

Well, some of that panned out, some of it did not.

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Change my World

Where is Holiness?


Why is it so rare in your children’s house?

Have they not seen the growing dark?

The blood on the road?


Must we always walk about with Logs in our eyes.

Logs make a poor substitute eye glasses.

For they are meant for houses.


I have seen the folly of the big names.

And the carelessness of the smaller few.

If we point at them, we risk smacking them with Logs of our own eye.


But we can not remain silent.

With fallen logs, Heaven must now direct our eyes.


Perhaps the days of Lindisfarne must be renewed.

Islands of Holiness, a refuge to be renewed.


For the lost, hurt and lonely travelers of this old cold sea.

With a kiss of Holiness, setting apart the church to be renewed.

Could Iona have been so bad?


Sending out its emissaries with the power to change a world.