The beauty of the Earth and all there to explore

Slide 8 of 31: Montana is drowning in beautiful bodies of water, with more than 3,000 lakes and reservoirs across the state. It’s hard to pick the prettiest but we reckon Avalanche Lake just edges into the lead thanks to its crystalline, glacier-fed water, forested shores and the Rocky Mountains, which shimmer in the distance like the most striking wallpaper.

” Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth”

Matthew 5:5

 

Blake Shelton and his new song called God’s Country has it totally correct, with pictures like this proves just that. This picture is taken in Montana and I need to get to this state, so I can totally be one with nature and enjoy all this beauty. Camping, kayaking, and mountains OH MY!!! Montana has it all if your big into the outdoors and exploring all that Mother Nature has to offer and with scenery like this, your days will be full of peace, serenity, and adventure.

I can see myself paddling the kayak up this river, breathing in the cool fresh air and totally taking in everything around me. Mother Nature with all her beauty has so much to offer, but if you do not get out and explore, you will never know just how much you are missing. There is so much more to this journey than just being stuck within the cities, some may take their vacations and go to places where all others go, but to get out where the hands of man have never been………. Now your talking of just how too heal yourself from all the pain and anguish that a city can bring. When your mind gets cluttered with all the crap from everyday life, the only way to clear the mind and heal the body and soul, is too escape within Mother Nature, to get deep within her peace and serenity.

The Grandeur of the mountains in the background gives you the feeling of freedom, the openness of being in the kayak paddling in the water and taking in all that is around you, now you can just feel the stress melting from your body, as you feel lighter and paddle faster from the lightness. There is no better feeling than the stress leaving your body from all the ugliness within your everyday life. As we work our 9 to 5 jobs within this corporate world and being such a fast-paced society, where we need it now mentality comes into play, we really do not take the time to slow down and really look at what is around us anymore. Then you have these so-called Politicians who promise everything but deliver nothing, then add in the fact that some think they have all the answers to everything, but really are clueless and have no real answers to anything, makes for a lot of mixed feelings, cloudy judgments and real pain and hurt of which we all feel. With all this confusion truly shows how much we all need to get out and explore within Mother Nature, not just too see her beauty, but to get out and enjoy the true peace and serenity of this journey through life.

As we walk our paths through this journey and within this broken society, we all get so caught up in the ugliness, the hatred, and the chaos, too the point that we let the clouds of our judgments control of who we truly are, we become so comfortable within our own little ruts that we don’t get out to explore, simply because we don’t want any more pain and hurt coming to us, we try so hard to keep the ugliness at bay from us, that we forget just how much beauty this journey truly has and even when we do get out, because we have been so consumed with all the ugliness and chaos, we truly have no idea of how too really enjoy all the beauty around us, we still rush around thinking we have to be ahead of all else, even as there is nobody around us except for maybe some wildlife, who to them this beauty is their home. This journey through life has so much to offer and as we live within the cities, is just a small fraction of the journey, as we think we are seeing everything? The only way to see everything this journey has to offer is too get out and explore all the true beauty within Mother Nature, so we then can heal our mind, bodies, and souls, from all the corruption, the hatred, the ugliness and the chaos from within this broken society.

 

” To truly fix this broken society we all have to be on the same page and we all need to heal from the crap, to be of who we truly are”

” Paddling a kayak through the beauty of mother nature, there is really nothing better along this journey of life”

” We are so lucky in this country for the freedom that some have died fighting for, yet we forget this fact simply because we get so caught up in the ugliness”

” There are so many pro and cons to this journey that if we do not truly understand, we will never see all the true beauty all around us”

 

 

 

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Journalism is an art and a feeling from the heart, not building more drama.

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A true Journalist writes from the heart, a true journalist truly feels what they are writing, a Journalist will never write to fill a column within a publication just to put a check in their pockets. In today’s world of Journalism, there are very few left who write from the feelings within anymore. A News Reporter at one point used to go out and with boots on the ground, dig up the true facts of a story, now they sit in a cubicle with their computers on and bring other stories out, while they twist around the spoken word, just to try to get published within the publication for who they work. With these Publications, it is all about drama first and this is and always will be the agenda of these publications, the drama is what sells, unfortunately, as it is the drama that helps all the Executives and Editors with their big paychecks to live their carefree and exotic lifestyles, for as long as we the people keep buying into and buying their publications, then I am sorry but this drama will never end. Now I get the fact that we want the news and want to wake up in the morning with a coffee and newspaper at the breakfast table, but gone are the days of the Ward cleaver’s of the world, if you don’t know Ward Cleaver? He was the father on the show leave it to Beaver, where they did some cuts with him at the breakfast table before work and sipping coffee while reading the newspaper.

In today’s world, people don’t take the time anymore to sit and relax with a coffee and a newspaper, so these same publications have to do something to sell the print and keep the money in their pockets, so they moved to a drama-filled agenda, an agenda where they have taken a Journalist and turned them into a factory of words, instead of letting them create true words from the heart with feeling. Writers like Stephen King are true Journalists, they write with feeling and conviction, they write for themselves first, before any kind of drama is brought to you and me. You can tell the difference between a drama writer and a true Journalist, as much as these publication writers care to admit to? These agenda and drama writers are the reason why this society is broken, why this society is so full of chaos, hatred, and ugliness. The rash of mass shootings lately, number one is the fault of the mentally deranged Individual with the gun, then I will call out these drama full media types, as they pretty much glorify the shooter, so the next one will now try to outdo the last one, this has become a big vicious circle of which the chains of the circle need to be broken, to bring peace to all the rest of us.

You have these Individuals who call themselves Politicians? I call them and especially the Democratic party right now, an Individual that will do and say anything, so they can get an office within the walls of Washington DC and let the power and the corruption go to their heads. Now with these mass shootings, you have what is known as the 48-hour rule, which is when a tragedy happens, you never speak ill of the situation and let the proper officials do their jobs they are trained to do, but right now, especially those running for the office of president, which happens to be the democratic side, they can’t even wait 48 seconds before they are totally putting a political spin on the situation, making the job harder for our truly trained Professionals to do the job they were trained to do. All these candidates will pick a subject and even if they know nothing of that subject, will say anything like they are the best thing and the answer to that subject? They will lie as they are talking of the subject to the point that, if you keep saying the lie enough times, it then becomes reality in their own heads, which in a way is sad, only because it is we the people who suffer most, when these so-called Politicians or better known as a political hack, totally gets their way with we the people paying the price for their way. These Democratic candidates are all on Twitter as am I, let me just say, they all tweet out more than President Trump as much as they will point the finger to him, plus I will put out there the beginning to most of their tweets, ” When I am President”, I got a news flash for all of you, only one can become President and it lasts for four years, so I think all of you need to wake up out of denial and get back to true reality.

A Journalist is someone that writes true facts, writes from the heart and with true feelings as well. A Journalist does not write for an agenda full of drama, nor do they write for a paycheck, true getting paid for your craft is the goal, I mean look at Stephen King, he has become a millionaire for his true writing skill, although he has earned it and those within the fake news media has earned nothing but shown the door, simply because they are trying to impersonate a true writer. A true writer is like an artist who paints on a canvas, they express themselves with their true feelings, they put their heart and soul onto the canvas, the only difference between a writer and an artist is, one expresses themselves with a brush, the other does so with a pencil onto paper, but they both do so while showing true feelings and emotions for a craft they love so much.

 

” A journalist writes from the heart with real feelings, an agenda writer does nothing but creates more unwanted drama”

” A newspaper is a dying thing because one…………. online is the way to go today, two………. because a journalist is not what they used to be”

” The 48-hour rule shows dignity and respect, the 48-second rule shows how stupid and disrespectful we have come”

” To keep the lie going and to make the lie reality, you have to keep repeating the same lie over and over, so it then becomes reality in your own head”

 

 

 

The Victims never get any respect

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Now I do not want to say the name of the person who took the cowards approach, to escaping justice, but as high profile as this case is, it is the Victim who once again relives the real pain and hurt, without anybody especially the far-left liberal media, even giving them the respect they deserve. I get the fact that this guy was very rich and surrounded himself with other rich and powerful types, so even as he took the cowards approach to true justice and once again spitting in the eyes of the Victims he created, there is somebody close to him  that knows something and that somebody, should be gone after with the fullest extent of the law. All his money and properties should be frozen and no one gets anything until all the real truth comes out, I would even go as far as taking all the properties he has and turning them into medical retreats, with real Psychology doctor’s, so the Victims can get the help they need, to heal from all the pain and hurt this ScumBag put them through.

There are many slippery slopes along the paths we walk throughout this journey of life, but the slippery slopes that a Victim has to endure can and will seem like, a very tall task to conquer so they can move forward with as little pain and suffering as they can. Nobody ever gives the Victim any respect, nor do they even care for the Victim, or they would simply create a better environment for the  Victim, instead of bringing out more drama making them hurt worse. With this high profile case and the Scumbag taking the easy way out, true we will hear all the conspiracy theories come out, but the true fact that he is dead and the Victims are still here living with real pain and hurt, totally means that yes, we need to get justice for the Victims, so instead of creating more ugliness around this Scumbag, then go after the next in line as there is somebody that knows of his heinous acts, so you then make them pay as a co-conspirator. Then as you actually hold someone accountable, now the Victim can actually start the process of healing and escaping the jaws of the real pain and hurt, that this coward has caused.

I get the fact that in this drama full society, it is all about the hate, the ugliness, and more drama, with all the Victims being put on the back burner, as their pain and hurt becomes unbearable, then forces the Victim to bury deeply within all their pain and hurt, so they can be portrayed as normal as they can? Now as these Scumbags usually have big amounts of money, so they can use it to keep getting away with their heinous acts, plus surround themselves with others with a padded bank account, as they all stay within their own circle and as their circle grows, the one thing they never talk about is the Victims they create. True they create many victims and also true that, as their circle grows, so does the circle of victims grow and all the Scumbags have not a care in the world for the victim, as they are getting what they want when they want.

With all the left media plastering this Scumbags face and name all over their publications, what is being totally lost among all this is, all the Victims that this and other scum bags have created, in the media eyes it is always the agenda of drama and never about the true facts of life, simply because the true facts don’t help the media live their plush and exotic lifestyles, but and maybe a huge BUT? some of the rich top media Execs just might have been in bed with this scumbag and his heinous acts, not too mention a lot of other rich and famous types as well. These Scum bags are nothing more than a Predator and what a Predator does is, it grooms it’s prey so they can do anything they want with their prey, for their own personal gain, true they will try to surround themselves with others of the same, so they can try to be as normal as they can be, never once will they look at their prey as a victim and never once, will they look in the mirror and see what they are truly looking at. Through all the heinous acts, through all the real pain and hurt, the one that always gets lost in the shuffle is the victim or the prey of the predator. It is also true that some victims can and will be a creator of victims also, as they become someone for who they truly are not, while they try to move forward hiding their own pain and hurt, yes this can be one big vicious circle and why we prey on each other, instead of sharing our love with each other, the one thing we all lose sight of while in this vicious circle is, the fact that the power of denial is front  and center around us. Denial will have us become someone we truly are not, as well as do things we would never do normally, you want to break the chains of this circle forever, then let’s freeze the assets of this high profile scumbag and use them so all the victims can get the help they deserve, to finally rid themselves of all the true pain and hurt they have gone through for so long.

 

” We have all been a victim of something, as it was not a fun time is the reason why we never remember being a victim”

” A victim never gets any respect, they are always hiding deep within themselves to escape all the real pain and hurt”

” Maybe if we change the agenda of the far-left media, just maybe the victims can heal with the right help from all the heinous actions”

” Let’s call a spade a spade here, all predators are scumbags, just as all scumbags are predators”

 

 

 

With Faith there will always be Hope

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” Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival, Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them”.

LK 12:37

 

We all serve the Lord God, father of Jesus Christ who came here and walked his path through this journey of life. Jesus taught us on just how to walk our paths, so we all can see the light of the path of righteousness, he taught us how to truly feel his love that is within our hearts and souls, so we then can spread that love with each other. Jesus taught us how to resist temptation, as he himself confronted Satan and resisted his temptation of the dark side, Jesus taught us so much, but yet within this broken society of today, we not only take for granted these teachings, we have merely lost the true faith in ourselves let alone the faith in Jesus himself.

Faith is something that today is lost within the clouds of our judgments and when there is no faith, the hope then is with the faith as they both serve each other. Faith and Hope gives us all the confidence to move forward better and stronger, it is not about all the material things we may gather along with this journey, we can not take the material things with us as this journey comes to a close for us, with the faith and hope we simply do not need anything material, as faith will give us all we need moving forward. Through faith, we can do anything we want to do as we walk our paths, then through the faith, it will give us the hope that all that we do will help us succeed at all we do.

Jesus put all his faith in his father as he walked his path through this journey, with only the clothes on his back showing his love for everything around him, we to can do the same if only we showed the faith in Jesus or let alone, showed the faith in ourselves moving forward on our paths of this journey. Without the faith of ourselves then through all the chaos, ugliness and hatred, we will never have any hope moving forward for anything that may cross our paths. Faith and Hope are the two major components that are missing in this society, as you can see from all the ugliness and hatred all around us.

Faith in ourselves will have us tieing our shoes for the first time, the hope is being able to make that good knot for it not to untie on us, when we have a strong faith in ourselves then we can do anything, even climbing the highest mountain, so we then can be closer to Jesus to truly listen with all our hearts, the message he says to us, just that with no faith, we do not hear anything he may say. Jesus is always there whether we have faith or not, he will never leave us, even when we think he is not there, he is there just we have lost the faith, so we then do not feel him with all our heart, which leads us to have no hope moving forward on our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Faith and Hope go hand in hand, like two peas in a pod”

” With the faith in Jesus Christ, the faith in ourselves is easy, which leads to having the hope to do all we may do”

” We all serve God our Father as we then follow his son Jesus Christ, to walk with faith for the hope of all we do along this journey of life”

” With the faith in ourselves helps us with the faith in each other, giving us the hope to move forward with no sight of ugliness or hatred”

 

 

 

Living the Dream………….

” Living the Dream”? What exactly does this mean? I have been hearing this a lot lately, now I know this saying has been around probably for as long as Mankind? But seriously what exactly does it mean, especially when we all have different dreams from each other.

For me living the dream would be on my own little Island with all I need and away from all the chaos, ugliness and hatred, that is within this society of today. Maybe for someone else it might be, being free to do whatever they want to do and whenever they want to do it, just maybe someones dream would be like the American Dream? Which consists of, a house, a white picket fence, a family and a pet, now what most take for granted is, they both still are a dream and we all dream differently, with no two dreams being alike.

Do dreams really come true? Well……………… The jury is still out deliberating on this one, only because everything that comes to us, is there for a reason, everything that happens to us happens for a reason, it is just that we have to find that reason, so we than can move forward on our paths of this journey, better and stronger than ever before. It’s the reason part that we take for granted and most of us, never truly understand this part, so we usually skip this this and move on to the next part of the journey, which then has us all never finding any kind of reason for anything at all. As we walk through this journey. People and things come across our paths, they all have a reason for crossing our paths and will just never…. Just happen, for instance………… Someone wins big on a lottery scratch ticket, this doesn’t happen just because you picked the right ticket, it happened for a reason and it’s up to you to find that reason, so you than can truly understand the phrase of ” Living the Dream”.

True that living the dream is a form of reality for us all with different outcomes for each of us, so now the next time someone says to you ” hey how are you doing”, you can respond in a different way with the same words of living the dream, as now you actually mean what you say, with a true reasoning for whatever dream you are living.

Most dreams usually happen at night while we are sleeping and when we wake, we usually do not remember what we dreamt of while we slept, so as we say to each other the words of, ” living the dream”, how can we actually live a dream if we are awake within reality? With a dream we either do not remember, or it is something fictitious that never really happens. I think maybe we all get so caught up within our own little worlds, with these worlds becoming our own little safe havens, that we then look at them kind of like being on our own little islands, as we try to escape all the ugliness and hatred that is around us today? We can day dream of something, but mostly of what a day dream is, we are escaping the ugliness of what is around us at the present time, either way we look at what a dream is, it is still something fictitious, so we than can escape whether for a short time, the reality of our paths we walk, through this journey of life.

” Living the dream is something we say to each other as it is only a fictitious reality and not true reality”

” Some may be fortunate enough to actually remember their nightly dreams, as most do not, a dream is still just a dream and not true reality”

” A day dream is our way of escaping our realities even just for a short time”

” Everything that comes to us and happens to us there is a reason for it, it then lies on us to find that reason so we can understand better our realities as we walk our paths through this journey of life”

There is no ” I” in Team……..

Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) celebrates after a shot by teammate Marcus Johansson, not shown, got past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) for a score during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. The Bruins won 7-2 and lead the series 2-1. At left is Blues' defenseman Joel Edmundson (6). (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

To be a Champion in any team sport, comes down to the fact that, it’s not about one or two guys, it is totally a team effort and the Boston Bruins have proved that with the great season they are having. On the verge of yet another Stanley cup victory and the way they as a team rebounded from a lack luster performance in game two, they go two games to one in game three, in the best of a seven game series. Game three wasn’t just a win for the Bruins, they did so in the house of the St. Louis blues and in a dominating way, final score was seven to two, while going four for four on the power play also. This team has a good mix of veteran players, as well as great young talent, with a coach that has his finger on the pulse of each game. Chemistry is another part of being a true champion, it is how you are respected by your teammates, knowing your teammates so you can move as one on the ice with pin point passing, as you gain control of the puck away from the other team. The team whether on the ice or off the ice, has to bond together and be ready to battle for each other, like being a family, with the coaches being the parents of the family. These Boston Bruins are a special group, that have come together in harmony, as they put aside the ego’s to work hard at achieving the most prestigious trophy in all of sports…………….. Lord’s Stanley cup.

The Bruins might of dominated in last nights game three match up, but let’s not forget the St. Louis Blues, this team is built very similar to the Bruins, I am sure game four these Blues will be ready to battle once again, the Bruins will have to be ready for the fight and respond as they did in game three. To get this far and be the last two teams standing within the league, with a chance of being the champions of the hockey world, says a lot of both these teams, now with these Bruins being two wins away from the coveted prize, is no time to become comfortable, as the last two wins are just as hard as the last fourteen. For those true fans of the game of hockey, you have basically two seasons in one and we the fans are blessed with such a great game, now through the years the game has had some changes to it, like being a much faster game then years before, but the basics of the game stay in tact, like the first season being the regular season and the second season being the playoffs. With the playoffs there is a slogan we call ” Mission sixteen”, basically we call it that because it takes sixteen wins to win the playoffs and become the keeper of Lord’s Stanley’s cup.

My earliest memory of these Bruins was also against the St. Louis Blues, with the now famous greatest player to ever lace up the skates………… He is Bobby Orr and with an assist from Derek Sanderson, the rest is history with Bobby flying through the air in front of the goalie, for the goal and the winner of Lord’s Stanley’s cup. The Boston Bruins have a rich history and being one of the six original teams within the National Hockey League, not too mention some of the great hockey talent to wear the spoke “B” on their chest, is the reason why I myself Bleed black and gold. With two more wins this special team of the Boston Bruins can cement their names within the rich history of the organization.

Like Tom Brady has become the G. O. A. T. of the football world, we here in the city of Boston has witnessed two G. O. A. T’s of their sports, with Tom Brady and Bobby Orr. There is a lot of sports history here in the city of Boston and with the Bruins on the brink of winning a championship, along with the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots all in the same season, which hasn’t been done since the season of 1935/1936, truly gives this city of Boston the title of ” Titletown U. S. A.”.

I love the game of hockey, played the game when I was younger and with my favorite team so deep in the playoffs, like two wins away from winning Lord’s Stanley’s cup deep, it is very exciting right now, with all eyes on this special team. A team that has battled adversity all season, a team that has bonded together more than a team, they have bonded like a family on and off the ice and has been fun too watch this bonding all season. This team has been resilient all season and watching them in game two and game three, proves just how resilient they are, with an ugly performance in two, and a great performance in three. Would love to see this team finish mission sixteen, as not just for the reward for the players on a great season, but for the third time in the same season, the city of Boston can cue the Duck boats once again, for this type of celebration will never get old, especially with my favorite team.

” In team sports there is never an I, as it takes the whole team to work as one and become a true champion”

” The Stanley cup is the most prestigious and hardest trophy to win of all the sports, which makes hockey the coolest game on ice”

” To be a G. O. A. T. of your sport means that you are the Greatest Of All Time”

” Mission 16 in the game of hockey starts with the playoffs as you are on a mission to win 16 more games to be a true champion of the sport you play and love”

Uncharted Water’s

Through the uncharted water’s there is much uncharted land for which to explore and see all the true beauty that is within. At first glance it may not look that inviting? But when you look deeply within as you walk within the dense forest, you clearly see what is hiding deep within the forest, it’s true beauty and the heartbeat of Mother Nature. Land that is still untouched by man, land that the Wildlife roam free, land that in a lot of places you need a canoe or a kayak to get to, as there are no roads leading into it, which is why this land still holds it’s true beauty today.

Some within today’s society get so caught up within the cities, they have no idea of the true beauty around them, they have no idea that there is still uncharted land and water’s all around them, the only way to see this is, to really get out and explore all that is around you. We all work our 9 to 5’s, do our everyday chores, take vacations within our favorite places every year, instead off doing something different, we all get so caught up within the same routine, that we forget there is a far bigger world out there and even a world that, gets lost in the shuffle of life. There is so much to explore, that we don’t even try simply because, we don’t want to get away from the comfort zone we are currently within. Very true within this society we need to make money to survive, but while we are busy making that money, real life is passing us by. we go to our 9 to 5’s and in the process of us making money, we step on each other shine without even seeing at where we are stepping, only because we use each other to get ahead of each other, we think that this is the norm? But this is far from the norm and totally why there is so much ugliness and hatred all around us.

Then there are these ones who totally say what we want to hear, so they can get our votes and become our so called leader’s, as they then forget of what they said to us and only do as they wish for their own agendas? They bicker and attack their fellow constituents, as if we are not here…………. The people who not only put them in office, but the people who they actually work for. There are two parties within the walls of Washington DC, but the way they are all so divided, you would think there are many more than two? They totally think they are doing us all a favor by being in the walls of Washington DC, they really have no clue of how to do the proper job that they are suppose to do. But what they can not see is, the fact that their ideas are so whacked, but yet still push them on the rest of us.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, but when we don’t get out and explore all the uncharted lands and the water, then we are not truly walking through this journey as we should be, we are becoming so stagnant that, we are getting in each others way, instead of helping and loving one another, as Jesus showed us when he came to us and walked his journey with us. There is so much more to this journey, but unless we get out and explore, we will never experience the more and only keep furthering, what we may think is all what this life holds.

” The uncharted waters and the uncharted lands, they are their for us to explore, to see the true beauty and keep moving forward better always”

” We are all so full of ourselves, we clearly can not see any good that is around us”

” The two party system does work, just that we can’t stop fighting with each other to truly see that it does work”

” With the true faith in Jesus Christ as well as ourselves, the uncharted waters we shall see is there for us to explore and cleanse us of our pain and hurt”

Be prepared and ready for all that may cross your path

a pile of snow with a mountain in the background: APTOPIX Everest Death

The World’s highest peak that is mount Everest is a mere 29,029 feet, but what is even more important is the death zone of that mountain, the zone where you need to be prepared and totally know of what you are doing is 26,000 feet, at the death zone elevation is where anything can happen and you need to be hyper-vigilant of your surroundings at all times, not too mention what is happening to yourself in the way of elevation changes as well. There is no messing around hiking this mountain and at no time, should this mountain be used as a conversation piece to brag to others that, ” I have done something you haven’t”. even those in the most tip top shape have struggled hiking this mountain, simply because the elevation is the biggest factor in being totally prepared to hike this mountain.

Hiking this mountain and being above the 26,000 elevation mark is, kind of like a diver in the ocean going below a certain depth, the diver gets what is known as the Bends, when he surfaces he then has to get within a decompression chamber to decompress from the ” decompression sickness”, from ascending to quickly, even with the oxygen or the nitrogen in their tanks they still get this sickness, which is something that nobody climbing mount Everest even thinks about when they climb the worlds highest peak.

Right now the deaths on mount Everest is at an all time high and the Government of Nepal is not even thinking of making any changes to the rules? Right now if you show up with the $11,000 they will issue a permit to you, without even checking your mountaineering skills, or even the health condition of your present self, it is like all things today and about the money, especially for the small country of Nepal looking to survive within today’s world.

I put the blame squarely on all the social media platforms out there and the fact that people hike within areas without being totally prepared, just to gain a bigger presence on these platforms with more followers. Let’s look at a page on Facebook for instance, this page is called I hiked the 4,000 footers club in New Hampshire, this page has people posting pictures and bragging of their hike, with a lot of these hikers, not wearing the proper foot gear, or even carrying the proper equipment to be ready for whatever they may encounter, let’s go one step further here and the fact that, there is not enough adequate parking for all, so they park on the side of an interstate highway, just so they can put pictures up on their Facebook page or whatever social media platform they are using. Hiking anywhere within the white mountains of New Hampshire you need to be prepared for anything, especially the sudden changes in the weather, it can and will snow on the top of mount Washington in the summer and when you can’t find the trail because of the snow, then you need maybe a compass and even be able to see where you are just by looking at the sky, or just maybe remember your surroundings for the return trip. I noticed on my hikes a lot of times, people are looking in front of them for a trail marker and not looking at what is around them? What happens if that marker is not there for whatever reason? What do you do then? When you are above the tree line you see a pile of rocks, what are they? And what are they called? They are Carns and they mark the trail for you to follow.

This picture of the people climbing mount Everest, what is the biggest problem of this picture? If you said the line of people and being way to close to each other, you are 100% correct, because if one of them misstep and fall, now you have a domino effect of all going down and with the cliffs on both sides……………. Well with common sense you can see what is going to happen there. Even with the oxygen they are breathing from the tanks on their backs, that is still not enough at the altitude they are in, then you add in the fact that, when these people get to the top they want to take a ” selfie” and most definitely, they want people to see who they are in the picture, so they then take off the mask of oxygen for the picture, but they don’t realize that, even the seconds that the mask is off, is seconds to long at that elevation. Your body at that elevation is already changing and parts of the body is shutting down, because we are not cut out for this type of rigorous endeavor, no matter how much in shape you think you are? Just like all the deaths happening on mount Everest, there are deaths happening in the white mountains of New Hampshire, simply because people are embarking on these hikes without being properly prepared, for what ever might cross their paths, whether it’s the proper foot gear, to enough water to stay hydrated, or even the proper snacks for protein, or even carrying the right gear in the pack, just in case your stuck in a weather condition that changes drastically, no matter what the hike, you need to be well prepared and ready for anything that you may encounter along your path, of any journey you embark on.

” Be prepared is the biggest of the Boy Scout’s motto and something we all need to adhere to within the journey of life”

” A traffic jam of people on the worlds tallest peak, is something that should never be and dangerous for all stuck within the traffic jam”

” Just because you have $11,000 should never be all it takes to hike the worlds tallest peak”

” Social media platforms are being used in a way they were never designed to be used, because we the people misuse everything we touch without thinking through the ramifications of our actions”

From cool, to beauty, to fury………..

Slide 2 of 10: LINWOOD, KS - MAY 28: Rain obscures the view of a tornado on May 28, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. The Midwest has seen extensive severe weather this spring with widespread flooding and multiple tornadoes. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775348161 ORIG FILE ID: 1146801673

Close Encounters of the third kind? More like Close Encounter with Mother Nature is more like it. Yes these clouds are cool looking, but they truly show how, that Mother Nature can go from total beauty, to total destruction in the blink of an eye. Never cross Mother Nature as she can totally unleash her fury on everything around her and nothing will stop her.

I have hiked Mount Washington in New Hampshire many times and with those times, I have seen as well the true beauty that mountain holds, plus all the different weather conditions that cruise over the summit of the mountain. Those weather conditions are the actions of Mother Nature flexing her muscles, changing the landscape of the Earth, by washing and cleaning all that we see and all that is around us. A lot of the change that comes to us, as we walk our paths of this journey, comes directly from Mother Nature, those Tulips you planted from a seed in your garden and are now in full bloom as a beautiful flower, that is directly from Mother Nature, as she has watered with the tear drops from heaven, or for you and me, the rain that is raining upon the Earth during the month of April.

Mother Nature is full of many changes all around us, some come with great destruction, as well as some with the soft touch of love, showing her true beauty to us all. When you get out and explore all that Mother Nature has in store for us, you can come to appreciate all that is around you better, so when you see the destructive part of Mother Nature, you than can come to respect her just as well, knowing that in an instant, all that you have can be wiped clear, as you then start anew, along your path of this journey through life.

Just as Mother Nature can flip that switch of being so beautiful one minute, we to can flip that same switch the next minute and as we see what we see around us today, you can clearly see we have lost control of that switch, with all the ugliness and hatred around us, which is similar to the wrath of Mother Nature, unleashing that beauty into an all out fury, on whatever is in her way, we do the same thing on each other and we don’t even know we are doing it, until we wake up and realize of what we are doing. The actions of mother nature and the actions of each of us, are all part of this journey, we just have to know when to get out and explore all that is around us, so we than can have a deep respect for what is around us, without not truly seeing and feeling what is around us, then taking an action of destruction, instead an action of love, showing the true beauty that is truly around us.

” The beauty is right there in front of us, we need to get out and explore to truly see it”

” The many faces of mother nature, just like the many faces of each of us”

” Mother Nature knows when to unleash her fury as she washes and cleans all that is around us”

” Unlike mother nature we have lost control of that switch, which we can clearly see by all the ugliness and hatred all around us”

The Camping Time Zone

With camping season upon us once again, you are now entering into another dimension, a dimension that puts you into a whole different zone, a zone known as the camping zone, which also comes with it’s own time zone, the time zone you are now on as you are camping within nature is known as, ” Camp Time”!!!

When you are on camp time, you just go with the flow of the day, without being pressured into any set time, like within the 9 to 5 where everything is measured by time, even as you sit to take a lunch break. Time is money is all you hear within the 9 to 5, well within the camp time, it’s about relaxing and doing when you feel like doing, sitting back and totally enjoying what’s around you, like the sounds of nature which are soothing and calming, if only the 9 to 5 time was more like the camp time, then just maybe, as we walk our paths through this journey, we could do so with less stress and with less stress, maybe we would all get along and totally share the love within, with each other every day.

This picture is what true camping is about, a little speck of land within the true beauty of nature. The lake, the mountains, the wilderness, all this and more as you become one with nature and totally unwind from the daily 9 to 5. Within this picture is nothing but peace and serenity and as you become deep within camp time, you can clearly hear all the sounds of nature all around you, the sounds of nature vary day to day, but the one constant would be, being surrounded by the peace and serenity, as through that constant, the stress of the 9 to 5 melts from your body, the clouds within your mind then becomes clear and you see more deeply everything that is around you.

Just as the Twilight zone is fiction on television, the camp time zone is reality and puts you into a place that is real, a place where you can actually feel and touch everything around you, pitch a tent, set the camp site, now build a campfire, all that is left is to simply relax within nature and with each new day, embark on a different adventure within nature, then back at camp for the nightly meal and relaxing by the camp fire. Some may camp within a trailer on wheels, with the comforts of home, that is camping yes and depending on the location? When you are in a trailer park with a lot of people and many activities to do, this is not true camping, as now there is no ” Camp Time”, with each activity having you on their time zone, true camping is deep within the woods of mother nature, where the only activities are the ones you make up as you go, with the daily walks within nature on your camp time, let’s not forget that within the woods of mother nature and with less people, you are now surrounded with true peace and serenity, to listen to the true sounds of nature, so you can truly heal from the stress of the 9 to 5, let the stress melt from your body and the clouds within your mind disappear, as you see more clearly of everything around you. The body can not handle all the stress we feed to it, just that we never enter enough into the ” Camping Time Zone”.

” The camping time zone is real, unlike the the twilight zone on TV”

” This journey is not about being stressed all the time, stress is not healthy and will keep us from being truly of who we are”

” The mountains, the lake, the wilderness, the bear, the moose……….Oh My!!!!! ”

” Let’s all enter within the Camp Time Zone more often, become one with mother nature, letting this journey be more peaceful and happy”