Moving on


I have decided to change course a bit. For the last several years, I have been writing four different blogs. I have enjoyed it and it has been fun, but it is extremely difficult to keep up with all four. 

I have decided to consolidate three into one. 

This blog will close on October 31,2015.

You will be able to follow me at http://www.floridahoosier.com. 

I hope to see you there, it’s been fun and I’ll see you at: http://www.Floridahoosier.com.

If you have an interest in the paranormal esoteric side of life I have a blog at, http://www.manymanyworlds.com, that you may have an interest in.

Thanks again:

Gary

 The author 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 hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Each generation from the beginning of our country has contributed to what our country has become. By the same token, no one is perfect. Consequently, each generation has done and will continue to perform acts that it would have been better if some other course of action was taken.
The baby boomers have contributed much and have been blamed for the decline of America. What is the true story?

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Nothing Ever Goes Away


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Written by: Gary Wonning

We can’t outrun problems. 

Many people seem to think they can solve their problems by running away from them. They often move to another town or state to escape from some situation. Unless there are people involved who are only interested in creating mayhem in your life this doesn’t work. Even then, many times the individuals who are intent on making your life miserable will still hunt you down, or someone just like them will take their place in your life. 

If we are being bullied, the only solution is to deal with the bully, run and someone else will just take his place and make your life miserable until you learn to deal with it.  

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know, nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion.

If we run as fast as we can to the ends of the earth, the problem will be there waiting for us when we arrive.

It just keeps returning with a new name until we learn whatever it has to teach us that we need to know. 

The only way to solve a problem is to face up to it, and deal with it, then the issue will finally be resolved and we can go on with our lives.

 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 hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

Growing up on a Farm


In my opinion, there isn’t anything like growing up on a farm, even though the work was hard, money was nonexistent, and often times we went for periods of time without some of the so called necessities of life, life was good.

Even as a small child , I was expected to work, I remember driving a tractor when I was only three years old, and milking a cow when I was about five. I asked my mom for something from the store, she handed me a milk stool and a bucket and said that if I wanted it , I would have to work for it. The money earned was a nickel, enough to buy what I wanted.

My allowance always had work attached to it, there were no free rides and no self pity  was allowed. Even though we were poor, we never thought of ourselves as victims, we were just glad to be able to earn a living and be free.

The people we knew who lived in town or the city  were better off financially than we were, but I actually felt sorry for them because they didn’t have the life we had, the children didn’t have a creek to play in, they weren’t able to catch tadpoles, fish or hunt.

I could go outside at night and catch fireflies and see a million stars. I had cows and other animals I could enjoy every day. Many times, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, snakes and many other animals would be seen strolling across our yard.

We were free do do what we wanted , without some government bureaucrat telling us we needed a license or get  permission from someone.

We raised our own food, both in the garden and on the farm. Our meat came from the livestock we raised and milked, we became accustomed to eating the cows we had milked for years or a young calf. Our cattle all had a name,we often jokingly said we were eating our friends.

Everything on the farm had to carry it’s own weight, the family dog had to know how to herd cattle and the cats better be catching mice. No free rides.

The work was hard, but we didn’t feel like it was work, it was just what we did. Eating fresh meat,eggs, milk and vegetables made it all worthwhile.

Life was good, if more kids had that life today, how many problems society faces would go away?

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

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

 

Wisdom from days gone bye. 

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Our Biggest Fear


Our Biggest Fear

Think back for a moment , back to the times in your life when you experienced fear. Think about the things you fear the most.

Was it a monster in the closet when you were four? Was the possibility of losing a job when you were an adult and had a family to support, or losing your life in an accident or some serious disease?

There is some thing you fear even more. If you are an average human , the one thing you fear the most. This is what is holding you back from achieving your highest potential in life.

You fear being successful. You fear you are inadequate and undeserving. You have nurtured this fear through many lifetimes and have come to enjoy the feeling it brings, as well as the excuse it offers , you have fallen in love with the emotion.

It is far easier to find an excuse for not succeeding and let someone else take responsibility for your life, than it is to  assume full responsibility for your life and admit there are no excuses.

By feeling inadequate, you are given a reason to not succeed. In your subconscious mind you have convinced yourself you don’t deserve success, and you fear what success will do to the life you lead. The life you have become comfortable with.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond what we can imagine. That is what frightens us. Realizing we are that powerful, we nullify any excuse we can conjure up, and realize that there isn’t anyone responsible for our life but us.

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By discovering how powerful we may be frightens us. Often times we think we may be treading on God’s territory, maybe becoming like him or taking his place. We become afraid he will be mad and bring his vengeance down upon us and make bad things happen, maybe turn us into a pillar of salt.

This could not be farther from the truth,God wants us to be powerful. Our mission on earth is to discover the power within, our God Force. We were born to manifest our glory, as we do, others are able to manifest their highest good also.

As we travel through life, we create what we experience,either consciously or subconsciously. The older we get , the more we realize that what we have desired, we have received. Many times it takes a lot of soul searching to come to this realization.

The next step is to realize we can consciously control our reality and future by our thoughts. Once we learn to control our destiny, we move above karma and are free to continue our soul growth in a more positive way.

No excuses.

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 and applied what he has learned to solving the many issues facing not only the United States, but the world as well.
Common Sense solutions to complex problems.
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.

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A Simplier Time in Life


Remember a time in life when life was simpler?When people left their doors unlocked, and neighbors knew each other and socialized on a daily basis?

People were satisfied with their lot in life and just enjoyed it.

Travel back to that time and remember.

A short story about a simpler time in life.

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Rules For Traveling Down the Road of Life


There are many similarities between driving safely on the highways and byways
of life, and navigating the roads of our own spiritual journey through
life.  After all , that is what life is all about, it is a spiritual
journey we all take in one form or another to reach a desired
destination.

Life is all about finding our way through the labyrinth of passages and
possible paths we can take as we learn valuable life lessons along the
way. Life is all about finding our way back to our source and the
valuable lessons we learn in the process.

During my previous life as  a professional truck driver, we had certain rules
and driving habits to adhere to,  by following these basic principles we
could lead a life time of accident free driving which would  enable us
to live to a ripe old age. If we didn’t follow the rules, it would
certainly lead to a hazardous journey and even possible death at an
early age.

I have found these same rules can apply to life and either lead to a
happy well rounded life or one filled with disaster at every turn.

The five rules of safe driving are thus explained:

FIVE SEEING HABITS OF SAFE DRIVING
1. Aim High in Steering

The first principle, aim high in steering, means to  look as far down
the road as possible to uncover important traffic information so as to
make appropriate driving decisions. One should look ahead to where your
vehicle will be in 12-15 seconds.

Applied to life this would imply we should plan as far ahead down the road of
life as possible so we can try to comprehend what problems we may
encounter and prepare for them.

2.Get The Big Picture
Maintain the proper following distance so you can comfortably determine the true
hazards around your vehicle. Don’t tailgate others.

Be aware of all objects and obstacles(dogs, cats ,deer, ladders in the
road , etc.) scan other vehicles to be aware of things that might fall
off into your path. The road isn’t going anywhere, once you know where
it is, observe things that might move into your line of travel.

Scan 1-2 city blocks ahead
½ mile on highways, expressways & country roads
Scan sidewalk to sidewalk in town
Fence row to fence row in the country
Be aware of all areas and all things around your vehicle
Back only when necessary
When backing ,double check to make sure no one or nothing is behind your
vehicle, get out of the vehicle and physically check if necessary. This
can be done while walking to your vehicle.

Applying these rules to life we learn to maintain a safe distance between us and
the obstacles we may face. We need to be aware of all challenges that
may come our way as far ahead of time as possible so the proper actions
may be taken to lessen the effects of a possible problem, while only
looking back to remember and cherish where we came from and how far we
have traveled.

3.Keep Your Eyes Moving
 Scan- Don’t stare. Constantly shift your eyes while driving, Active eyes keep up with changing traffic conditions.
Check all mirrors every 5-8 seconds
Scan with your eyes every 2 seconds
Never stare at an object for more than 2 seconds, not even at Brad Pitt or Angeline Joline!
Eliminate eye holding patterns
Adjust speed to existing conditions, speed up or slow down
Driving comes first, eating , changing radio, A/C, talking on cell phone, etc, all come secondary.
If you get tired, turn up radio, turn up A/C, sing to yourself, or better yet pull over and take a break.

Always remain vigilant, don’t get stuck in  a rut and neglect to pay proper
attention to what is going on around you. The business of life comes
first , keep from getting distracted.

4.Leave Yourself An Out
 Be prepared. Surround your vehicle with space in front and at least one side to escape conflict.
Leave
a 1 car -length space cushion between you and the car in front of you
at stop signs and intersections(check mirrors to make sure the person
behind you is stopping, if not use up your space cushion, or change
lanes if possible.)

If the person in front of you stops suddenly, stop as soon as possible,
but if you have time , check your mirror to make sure the person behind
you can stop before hitting you, if not use up your space cushion to
give him as much room as possible. Whenever you hit someone from the
rear, it is automatically your fault, a driver needs to have control of
his, or her vehicle at all times.

Use turn signals
Stay at least 2 seconds behind the car in front of you(1 car length for every 10 MPH.)
3 seconds in adverse weather
Slow down in heavy rain, your vehicle will hydroplane if you go to fast.
Every vehicle is different, vehicles with wider tires will hydroplane
quicker than vehicles with narrower tires.

Check other drivers and vehicles for movement, watch drivers heads for
movement, remember, the wheels of a vehicle are the first thing to start
moving, check them.

Always be prepared and have a plan B, many times at the last minute our plans
dissolve and one needs an alternate plan of action to avoid possible
disaster and heartache. If life changes and you have no escape route, it
is you who will pay the consequences.

5.Make Sure They See You
Communicate in traffic with your horn, lights, and signals to establish eye contact
with motorists and pedestrians. Be reasonably sure of other people’s
intentions.

Make eye contact
Honk horn (twice)
Turn on/off headlights
Tap brakes several times in succession
Use turn signals.

Make sure everyone around you is aware of your actions and desires, as well
as you of theirs. We can’t negotiate the highways of life if we are
unsure of what the people in our circle of influence and ourselves in
particular want, need or will do.

It certainly will not solve or prevent  all our problems, however , when
challenges do arise,applying the five seeing habits of safe driving to
our lives can and will enable you to negotiate the highway of life with a
lot less stress and disappointment.

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 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

Your comments appreciated

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A guide to safely reach your destination during severe winter weather.

Negotiating the Curves in your life.


Written by Gary Wonning

Many
times  life throws us  a sudden curve and we have to react on a
seconds notice to avoid danger.

Just as  when we are driving in our car along a
familiar road and suddenly, while we aren’t paying 
attention , danger jumps out in front of us and we need to react
suddenly to avoid disaster.


One
such incident occurred to me while driving home late one Sunday
evening.It had been a long weekend. A typical  teenager , I always
thought I had to pack as much fun into the weekend as I could , after
all , there would never be another one.


A weekend of partying and staying out late had caused me to become extremely sleepy and inattentive.

As
I drove a familiar road to my home, my mind wandered and I totally
forgot about a ninety degree right turn looming directly ahead of me. Luckily, a sudden
bump in the road got  my attention,  I  glanced down at the speedometer I
realized I was going way too fast to negotiate the turn ahead.


Traveling
eighty five miles per hour with a sharp curve directly ahead could only
spell disaster. I had to make the curve,going straight meant crashing
into a forest with many trees in my path. Not a good option when
traveling at this rate of speed.


Locking
up the brakes , I turned the steering wheel to the right ,prayed and
hung on.Sliding sideways and using up all the road, I made it, Whew!


I
had slide so far and hard,  flat spots were actually worn on my tires.
It took several miles before they actually smoothed out again and became
round so I didn’t feel the familiar bumping.


So
it is with life , we travel down the road of life and often lose sight
of where we are going , ignoring warning signs along the way. Suddenly
something jogs our memory and we are struck with the sudden realization
that to avoid disaster in our life something must be changed and changed
quickly.


At
this point in time , we are forced to make quick and sudden changes
that often times are not well thought out and as a result can have a
disastrous effect on our well being. How much better would it be to
continuously think about our life, where we are going, and how we are
going to get there.


As
everyone knows, this won’t avoid all the turmoil in our life, but by
always staying aware of what is going on in our environment, many times
we are able to avert disaster before it happens, and lead to a
more stable, peaceful ,enjoyable life.

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