Be Who You Really Are


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It’s much easier to not know things sometimes.

Things change and friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.

I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everybody was, especially me.

I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.

You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love.

And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn’t do or what they didn’t know. You just can’t. You have to do things.

I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. And I’m going to figure out what that is.

Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it’s okay to feel things. I was really there.

And that was enough to make me feel infinite. I feel infinite.

 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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George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. 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. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

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Should Sea World be Closed?


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Written by; Gary Wonning

The politically correct crowd has targeted another business for extinction. 

This is just one of the many problems we face as I bring out in my book,”The Wisdom of our Ancestors.

Sea World has come under fire for the way it treats their whales and dolphins. The claim has been made the animals are treated unfairly and to keep them in captivity is cruel and unusual punishment. 

To the contrary, no proof of mistreatment has been substantiated. From all indications, the animals are treated humanely,  well fed and protected from their natural predators. They are loved by not only their caretakers but by the general public as well.

Thousands of children come every year to enjoy their antics and to learn more about the world around them, something that is sorely needed in today’s society.  

There has been no proof presented the animals suffer because of their captive environment. In fact the animals would benefit from the attention and care they get from their human counterparts. They receive none of that in the wilds of the deep blue sea where they constantly have to be on guard so they don’t get eaten. 

Many say it is cruel to keep them penned up so they are unable to roam the seas freely, I’m not so sure. 

The same goes for the animals in zoos and the circus. Most of the animals are well maintained and fed properly. The owners have too much money invested in them to do otherwise. There are probably a few instances where this isn’t true. Those cases should be handled on an individual basis, we need to stop punishing everyone for the actions of a few. 

I would ask these same people if they have a pet such as a dog, or cat. 

I would remind them that dogs and cats at one time roamed the outdoors freely and were not domesticated. 

How about goldfish, or parakeets? They are also held in a captive environment. 

Maybe we should turn these animal loose also to roam freely and be subject to the whims of their predators.

I see no difference in domesticating whales and dolphins than I do in domesticating dogs or cats.

In both cases, people and the animals themselves benefit. Humans get much joy from having domesticated animals near them, they have much therapeutic value.  The animals themselves benefit from being cared for, all their nutritional needs are met, they no longer have to defend themselves from other animals that would want to turn them into dinner, and their health needs are also well taken care of. 

It’s time we stand up to these organizations that spread false information about well-meaning companies that provide an enjoyable, educational entertainment venue to us.   

Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity is no different than having a pet dog or cat. 

To think differently is ridiculous and narrow-minded. 

It has been reported that the attendance at the Sea World parks is down by seventy-five percent, to lose Sea World and other such parks would be an injustice not only to the parks, but humanity as well. Let’s stop the madness.

 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

young living

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. 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. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

Available in both hard copy and ebook format.

 

Men Need to Act Like Men


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Over the last several decades, the feminist movement has done everything  in their power to minimize  men.

Men have come under attack from every corner, and as a result many believe men are no longer necessary.

As a result men have been hesitant to act like men. Many no longer want to get married or be committed to a long term relationship. Why should they?

Many women only want a child so they can have something to replace their dolls they have outgrown, and many don’t want anyone to have control over their child but themselves. They pass out sex like candy at an easter parade, so what incentive is there for a man to want to get married?

Many women have become so independent  they deem men an inconvenience. Many no longer value a man’s influence and guidance.

Men have been encouraged to act more like women and abandon their masculine  qualities.

Then when they do  women complain there are no real men around for them to marry so they can be taken care of, while all the time boasting they are independent  and don’t need anyone to take care of them.

News flash you can’t have it both ways.

Which way do you want it?

The sad part is most women never wanted equality where they were forced to help make a family living. But for many years being a stay at home mother was looked down upon and to be a stay at home mom brought scorn from the media, politicians, and others.

Like many other groups in our society no one spoke up and now many women and men are leading a life they didn’t want.

Many desire the traditional life but for some, that possibility has all but evaporated. Our standard of living has been raised so much that many now find it necessary to work to make ends meet.

For this to change men and women need to act like men and women. If you want to have a career fine, but don’t forget being a woman, wife, and mother  is one of the most important jobs in the world. Don’t get hung up on an illustrious career when that isn’t what you want just because someone thinks that is what you should do.

Don’t be swayed by those in our society who only want to destroy our way of life and what is important. Many times there are things much more important than a career.

 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.

 

To Forgive, But Not Forgetting


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Written by Gary Wonning

Many times people tell us we should forgive someone regardless of what transgression they have committed. It is the Godly thing to do.

Regardless of how much someone has damaged our reputation, livelihood, or good will we need to forgive them and go on with life.

But what does this mean? Should we just go on as if nothing has happened, turning the other cheek and accepting their behavior regardless of how it may harm someone else or our selves?

How many times do we turn the other cheek?

In each and every one of our lives, we all have someone who has done a great deal of harm to our individual lives. How do we deal with this?

These souls come into our lives so we may learn lessons and better understand not only our selves, but others as well. When do we say enough is enough, thereby releasing ourselves from them so we might both go on with life?

Many people will never change, they will always be who they are. That is their decision, they will continue to suffer the consequences of their actions as long as their behavior doesn’t change.

Sometimes people do change, they see the error of their ways and begin to lead a new and better life.

Regardless if they change or not, there comes a time when we need to forgive them and move on. That doesn’t mean we forget. There is a difference. Forgiving  means we realize they are human and make mistakes, we can love and accept the person for who he or she is, but we don’t have to condone their actions and spend time with them.

They can go their way and we can go ours. No harm, no foul.

You fool me once, it’s your fault, you fool me twice, it’s my fault.

Forgiving means to release and go on, it doesn’t mean we should spend more time with them if we choose not to. That is our choice.

 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.

 

It’s Not about the Cake or Pizza


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I’m sure we are all aware of the uproar created because a bakery refused to  bake a wedding cake or a pizza for a gay wedding because of religious convictions. First off, who has pizza at their wedding? But that is a whole different story.

It’s not about bigotry or being racist. It’s about religious freedom, our first amendment. Our Bill of Rights guarantees we won’t be discriminated against for exercising our freedom of speech or freedom of religion.

There is no correlation between refusing to cater to a gay wedding and being a bigot. You can still love and respect people without agreeing to everything they believe,say or do. It’s done all the time.

It’s called loving the person, but not always loving what they say, do or believe. We each have different values and they should be respected, regardless if we believe the same  or not.  For the gay community to not respect a person of faith’s values can also be interpreted as being bigoted and narrow-minded.

I’m not sure about the others, but the case in northern Indiana was a set-up. A news reporter asked several bakeries a question about catering to a gay wedding. She finally found the answer she wanted, and tried to further her career by taking advantage of someone’s personal values.

It was a hypothetical question, there was no gay couple that came in and asked for them to cater a gay wedding.

Even if there was, and the bakery decided not to cater the wedding, that is within their constitutional right. We cannot be discriminated against because of our religious beliefs. It has nothing to do with bigotry or racism. Whether you agree with them or not, it is their religious right, guaranteed by the constitution.

It wouldn’t be any problem finding a baker, florist, or photographer to cater the wedding. A few hard core radical people are making it hard on everyone, most people who are gay are just like everyone else. They just want to live the life they choose and not make life more difficult for either themselves or anyone else.

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Besides, would you want someone baking a wedding cake who doesn’t believe as you do, just to make a point? Somehow marriage is about more than making a political statement.

There are several videos circulating online where the same question was asked of a Muslim baker and others, no uproar.

It is definitely an attack on Christians and their beliefs.

There was a time when we could pray in school and nothing was said, the same for religious displays in public. All that has changed.

In this day and age profanity is protected by our constitution, but religious values and principles are not. Common sense as described in my latest book has gone completely out the window.

If you believe the popular consensus of the public is correct on this matter and religious values mean nothing, what are you going to do when they come after your ministers, priests, nuns, and other spiritual advisors? Are you going to sit and watch?

 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.

 

 

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.

Making It Through Whatever Comes


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Written by; Gary Wonning

We can make it through whatever comes next.

It’s all about turning a curse into a blessing. We are all thrown a curve occasionally. We have our  life all planned out, and then something unexpected comes along to  throw a monkey wrench into the works. 

These challenges can often propel us to new heights of understanding. Many times we are headed down the wrong path, the path we have chosen isn’t always the best for us. The obstacle can be a signal we need to change direction. To continue on would be futile and possibly cause us great hardship.

It is at these times we need to sit back and analyze what is going on, and decide the best course of action. Then after we experience the growth we need the doors will open to a new future with more possibilities than we previously could have imagined. 

The darkest moments can lead us to the brightest  place. 

We can’t give up, no matter how dark things seem or impossible we keep going. The best we can do is to just let the universe, or God take over and let him run things. He knows best.

 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.