Quite a Legacy


My dad passed away four years ago today on February 17th,2010.

The anniversary of his passing and mom’s death always brings back memories. Memories of a simpler time, a time when everyone knew everyone, and every one was your neighbor.

A time when people struggled to create a better life for their descendants, a time when work meant something, and public assistance was frowned upon. A time when the young were encouraged to do their best according their abilities and desires.

Many of our ancestors never had the chance to attend college, most never even finished high school or even elementary school.

In spite of these circumstances, they had determination and grit seldom seen today, they went out and created a better world,the world each of us enjoy today. They didn’t have time to complain or worry about discrimination or how they were being disrespected, they just went out and did what they had to do.

Working long, hard hours they created much out of little and brought our country up from poverty levels to a first class economy with opportunity for all, and they did this without government assistance, relying only on their ingenuity and imagination.

They often times had more common sense and good judgement than those today who have graduated from some of our presumed elite universities.

What they accomplished , working with what they had, and knew, puts our accomplishments of today to shame.

They have left us quite a legacy and a challenge to do better than we have, are we up to it?

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

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The Path to Equality


Our Declaration of Independence reads that all men are created equal. What does that mean?

Does it mean we are all created equal,  that we deserve equal income regardless of our abilities and desires?

We are also guaranteed , life ,liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Are we all going to get a life?Not according to the pro-abortion people. They are trying to limit that right.

How about liberty? In this day and age, our liberties are  disappearing daily as the government infringes on more and more on them.

How about happiness? According to the Declaration of Independence,we aren’t guaranteed happiness, just the pursuit of it. Whether or not we are happy depends totally on us. That is our choice.

We are not guaranteed equal income, our income is determined by not only our desire, but our abilities as well. There is not and should not be a guaranteed income, to do so would remove all initiative for people to do their best.

We all have instances and times  where life throws us some pretty mean curve balls, and at times it is hard to be happy. But, those times never last, and when they finally do come to an end and we have learned the lessons those events taught us, we should be happy for the learning opportunity those opportunities gave us.

The path to equality is a rocky road, and in America, we all start out equal, according to our abilities and desires. Some do have more challenges than others, but many times those with the most challenges achieve the most in life, not just from a financial stand point, but a spiritual one as well.

That’s what it is all about, each and everyone of us has that opportunity to excel, and so far America has given each and everyone of us a chance and a choice.

In the final analysis, equality for all should mean that each and every one of us is elevated to the highest level we can achieve. It doesn’t mean , as some in government think , that we should all be equal determined by the lowest common denominator. The role of government is to provide us with an opportunity to grow and excel, not punish the successful and reduce everyone to serfs and slaves.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

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Life Changes


Life’s circumstances are not always what you may wish them to be, it is a many say,”Man plans, God smiles.”

The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan, and often times that is a good thing. Many times the universe has something better in mind than anything we could have imagined in our wildest dreams.

You may at times be led in different directions that you never imagined, dreamed,or designed. We often encounter hardships we would sooner have not chosen. But there is a reason for everything, and a time for everything.

Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or try to carry out your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at all.

Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction you life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now.

Shake off the ”why’s” and ”what if’s”, and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever was – is in the past. Whatever is – is what’s important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here.

Walk your path one step at a time – with courage, faith and determination. Keep your head up, and cast your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm and your footing will be solid again.A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could ever hoped to follow.

Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

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