The flow through this journey of life

” God so loved the world that he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life”

Jn 3:16

 

Just as the creek flows down off the mountain, we to flow along our paths on this journey through life. The creek will encounter obstacles to overcome on its journey, so do we encounter obstacles as we walk our paths of this journey. The journeys may differ, but the concept is the same, unlike the creek we the people take so much for granted along our path, as one is the true beauty all around us, there is so much beauty, but as we become so engulfed in the ugliness and the hate, we then become someone for who we truly are not and bury deep within who we truly are, as well as our true feelings and emotions.

This journey through life for all of us will have the same beginning as well as the same ending, but what lies in between determines on the path you choose to walk, some paths will have many bumps and pitfalls that will knock you down, which then will be determined by the way you get up from the many falls, some paths may be well-groomed, which then doesn’t prepare you for the pitfalls, but we still have to work hard along our paths in order to make this journey well walked.

The birds singing their many beautiful songs, the vegetation so alive and vibrant, feeling the true heartbeat of this planet Earth, some of the most beautiful things around us. Each one of us sharing our love and empathy that is within us with each other, this is the most precious thing we have, but yet as we get so engulfed with all the ugliness, we lose this as our hearts go so cold. The beauty of Mother Nature is beyond beautiful, it has the power to heal us from our troubles when the daily grind has us in its clutches, escape within Mother Nature and feel the weight of the grind simply melt from your body. When you become engulfed in your routine, doing the same thing day in and day out, escape within Mother Nature and see new things, the type of things you will never see in your daily routine. We all need to escape the grind that is life from time to time, as this is what heals us and helps us become better and stronger, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The journey is supposed to flow like the creek down the side of the mountain”

 

” Mother Nature is more beautiful, its power can change us all moving forward throughout this journey of life”

 

” The journey up the mountain can seem like a lot of work, but it is work that soothes us from our daily struggles when we look deeply into all the beauty around us”

 

 

Get out and explore………

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Now that Winter is almost fully in the rearview mirror, it is about that time to start switching gears and getting ready to get out within mother nature once again. Enjoying all the true beauty that is around you, enjoying the sweet smell of the fresh clean air, without the smog and funky smells of the city. Get the kayak ready and stretch out the camping gear, plus this season I will be attaching a go-pro to the kayak and taking some great video for my U-tube channel, maybe even attaching to my backpack for some hiking video as well, I also thought I never would, but I have also started an Instagram for another platform to show my adventures in mother nature and share some great pictures as well as videos. so now you can follow my words here, then my adventure trips on my twitter, my Facebook page at tireless freelance writing, my Instagram and let’s not forget some great video on my U-tube channel as well.

I can’t wait to get out within mother nature and leave this broken society in the rearview mirror for a while, spend a week or two within the woods full of adventure without listening to all the drama at every turn, the biggest problem within this society is, we all get so wrapped up within the unwanted print news or the tv news, that we forget there is so much beauty all around us. Then there is this thing called work, yes we all need to work to make the ends meet and take whatever adventures we take, but it is also good to step away from the daily grind, step away from the daily drama and all gossip that we try to avoid, clear our minds of all the crap so we can heal ourselves of our troubles and start fresh with a clean slate, to move forward better and stronger as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

I don’t know about you? But I am done with all this election crap, all the attacking of each other on the debate stage, I mean if you can not run for a public office on your own merits without attacking your opponent, then maybe you shouldn’t be running for any office at all, that is just my opinion. Then there are all the lies and making yourself out to be somebody you are not no wonder why this society is so broken? Now there are some who live for all this drama, the bickering, the attacking and get so consumed with all this crap, that they then forget that there is this thing called life, that you need to actually work at, so you can walk your path as smoothly as you can. Plus there are these candidates that offer free stuff as their pitch to get into office and there are some who actually buy into this pitch, who do you think will actually pay for this free stuff? You guessed it, the ones that actually work very hard and pay their taxes, so those lazy types can buy into all the free talk.

Mother Nature has a lot more to offer you than any so-called candidate, that will offer you the world and never deliver on what they offer, true mother nature can at times show her fury, but also true that she has so much beauty for us all to see as well and even better, with each trip into her back yard, you will always see something different. Then there is all the different plant life, some that you will never see in your daily grind, the so many different species of wildlife for us all to enjoy to see in their natural habitats, now as we venture within mother nature let’s not forget two major rules, 1, we are now in the home of all the wildlife, so we need to respect them as we want others to respect our homes, 2, always leave no trace behind and respect the land for future visits, not to mention so we can always venture into mother nature to see all the beauty and not the crap that some may leave behind. We all walk our own paths through this journey of life, so if we all come together in unity, respect each other, show empathy of each other, then just maybe we can eliminate all the crap, the hatred, and the ugliness, as we all move forward in peace and harmony always.

 

” The beauty of mother nature is all around us we just have to get out and explore”

 

” Respect goes a long way when each one of us does it together”

 

” If you can not run for an office on your own merits then maybe you should not run for that office”

 

” Mother nature is free and unlike what some may say you can actually venture out and enjoy all her beauty”

 

 

As the Seasons change

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All this beauty is about to be covered in the beauty of a white winter blanket, there are already some areas that have been deeply covered with this white blanket, but here in the northeast and for our first layer of the white blanket coming, there are some that are complaining already and it’s not even here yet. Each year we go through the four seasons of, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, you can’t bypass one to get to another, no matter where you are, you have to get through one season to get to the one you like, unless maybe you become like a Bear and sleep through a season and awaken at the one you like.

Now you can cheat the seasons by moving to a warmer climate when one becomes colder and vice versa, but as you do this now you can not enjoy the beauty that each season holds. True Winter has this white blanket that covers all, cold days and nights to freeze everything around you, but the beauty of Winter is everything as beautiful as all the other seasons. Some of us will never look deeply into the Winter season as they are too busy trying to stay warm, but if you look deeply into winter you can clearly see the true beauty it brings and when you dress warm enough, yes you can venture out like the other seasons and see all the true beauty Mother Nature blesses us with each winter.

Now some will say that it is too much work as we have to shovel and snow blow our driveways and sidewalks, but what about all the leaf blowing in the Fall and the raking in the spring, not too mention the work of keeping our lawns green, The Summer’s maybe the least work as with the warmth we then embark on our vacations, but we have to ready the home before and after we come back, so really if you are living in reality, all four seasons do come with their own kind of work, but it seems like the Winter gets the ” raw” deal more often then not.

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The beauty of the white winter blanket when you embark on the outdoors, the crunching of the snow with each step, the easier to see all the tracks of the wildlife that roam in the winter, there is so much more to the season of winter than just the shoveling and the snow blowing, so unless you get out and enjoy the season you will never see the true beauty that Old Man Winter holds in store for us all. During a fresh storm as the snow falls, have you ever gone out in the yard and really listened to the silent beauty of the white winter blanket? It is kind of like Mother Nature hitting the mute button, which will force us to look around to see the true beauty of winter, that is the cone of silence that Mother Nature is trying to say, ” slow down for a bit and enjoy my beauty, as opposed to the noise of your everyday lives”.

With all the ugliness, hatred, pain and hurt we bring to each other, it is the four seasons that bring us peace and serenity when we look deeply into what we are looking at, each season brings its own flare to us as we walk our paths through this journey of life, it is the seasons that help us recharge, helps us heal from our troubles, but we have to look deeper into the seasons, without being too critical or just glancing over the top of the seasons. All four seasons are there for us all to see them for what they truly are, not to bicker and whine just because you do not like the white winter blanket or the work involved from each season, there is plenty to enjoy of all the seasons, but first you have to accept and go with the changes of each season, to truly see all the beauty that each season holds for us all.

A good start to enjoying this season of Winter is, we have this Holiday called Christmas and with today being the first advent Sunday to Christmas, may we all dig down deep and feel the love of Jesus within our hearts and souls, so we then can move forward sharing this love with each other, so we than can forget of all this ugliness and hatred, get back to who we truly are and not what this society says we are, then just maybe we all can coincide together in the happiness and peace we all so deserve, while we also enjoy all the true beauty of each season as they pass by each year.

 

” There are four seasons each year, let’s enjoy each of them with no regrets”

 

” The white winter blanket that warms the earth during the cold dark days of winter”

 

” The beauty of mother nature is within all four seasons you just have to truly see to enjoy”

 

” Christmas is the enjoying the new baby in the manger as Jesus is born to come walk this journey here with us”

 

 

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”

 

 

 

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 quiet serenity of the journey

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The crisp cool air and the smooth waters, you can hear the paddle cutting through the water with each stroke, you embark on the water for the daily journey into the unknown. Life’s journey is full of unknowns as we walk our paths, but if you never get out and explore, you shall never uncover any of the unknowns and never truly experience any of the beauty that is truly around you.

Within this society, we all get so wrapped in, we forget that there is so much more to this journey, we get so wrapped up in the drama, the ugliness, and the hatred, that we then become someone for who we truly are not, with so much more to explore within this journey, we would clearly see that there is a whole different world out there, unlike what we see within the everyday parts of our lives.

Everything changes, we the people change, we need to be able to adapt to all the changes or this journey will leave us all behind. Some would rather be stuck within all drama and the hatred, simply because we think that is all there is? There are many little journeys within this big journey through life, if you never get out and explore, you will never find any of the little journeys, that will totally help you heal from all the pain and hurt from a society that does not really care for you. from reasons that are beyond me, most within this society will step on another’s shine and won’t even miss a step of their own. We take so much for granted in this society today, we forget to get out and explore all that is truly around us.

There are some out there that think they know everything and they have all the answers, seriously now nobody has all the answers except Jesus Christ, but even a few do not even think he is real, Jesus came to us and walked his journey here with us, he showed us how to walk our paths as we show our love for one another and in the eyes of Jesus, there was never any hatred no matter of who you were. The hatred comes from us and is learned from us, we are our own worst enemies and we can fix this if we really wanted to, Jesus showed us how to walk our paths so we then can get to that path of righteousness, but we are so stubborn and so set in our ways, that we then can not see clearly enough through the clouds of our judgments.

When we take our vacations we then follow others as we go to places that are still full of chaos, ugliness, and hatred, then complain further that our vacation wasn’t really a vacation? We won’t even think of getting out to explore in places that have never been touched by man, simply because we have become so naive that, we think these places do not exist? These places are there and we just have to open our minds up to everything and not walk our paths with these blinders on from all that is around us. Some may not be able to get out as they suffer from a chronic illness that is out of their control, some may have suffered great pain and hurt from another, that keeps them hiding deep within and too scared to get out and explore, but if only we get out and explore the beauty within mother nature and the true beauty from places that have never been touched by man, we will never find the true peace and serenity that will heal us deeply from all the pain, the hurt and the sufferings from the world within this unforgiving society.

Let the paddle cut through the water as you move forward along the water, keep your eyes open as you never know what may be lurking in front of you, keep your ears open to all the sounds within nature, for you just might hear things that you have never heard before. We have become so accustomed to the sounds and scenery of the cities, that we have zero clues on the true sounds of nature, the only way to change that is to get out and explore, change the error of our ways, so we then can truly be of who we truly are and truly see all the beauty that is around us, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Get a canoe or a kayak and get out within nature to explore the true beauty all around us”

” Never get too stuck within the error of your ways to the point you never get out and explore all that is around you”

” There is a lot more to this journey than all the ugliness, the corruption, the hatred, and the pain and hurt brought by all this”

” The true sounds of nature will heal and bring much-wanted peace and serenity to us all”

 

 

Take the time to stop and listen

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time………… No one takes the time for anything anymore, everything is rush and I want it now. Family dinners? Nope a thing of the past now, as people don’t take the time to sit and eat anymore, well okay they are sitting at the drive-thru in their cars at the local burger joint. Family dinners had a whole different meaning back in the day, it was time for the family to bond and come together, to help build that strong foundation moving forward, it’s the family bond that gives you the strength and confidence to enter into a society of many and be successful. You always had family to lean on when things got a bit rough, they guided you, they gave good advice and always gave their unconditional love without blinking an eye. The family never judged and always supported no matter the circumstance, without family our paths through this journey of life, would be a lot rougher to walk, with a lot more scrapes and bruises, giving us more pain and hurt.

The only time you see a family sitting together for their dinner is on the television show Blue Bloods, I love that show and I love the family dinners.  In this society of broken homes and broken families, it is sad that the family dinners are a thing of the past, simply because it is these dinners, that bring us together instead of dividing us. As much as these so-called Politicians point the fingers at each other and say that the other is dividing us, it is the fast-paced society, the no more family dinners, and the broken homes that are dividing us greatly today. The problems of this society belong totally on each one of us, we are the problem and we are the solution to fixing the divide in this society and all we need to do is, stop, take the time and listen to everything that is around us.

Our forefathers are turning in their graves at the way we are screwing up this society, they worked hard setting things up and writing of the Declaration of Independence, so we of today could have it easier, instead we would rather get rid of the things in the past, simply because we would rather have our five minutes of fame, instead of doing it correctly.  I would hate to grow up in the household of some of these Politicians, as the pressure would be unbearable, there would be no proper discussions, simply because they would always end in an argument, just watch the Democratic debates and they will show you nothing but arguments and the attacking of one another. Don’t know about you but our current President is more Presidential than any one of these knuckleheads.

Time is precious but yet no one takes the time anymore, we are all so much in a hurry, that we don’t even know why we are hurrying? We get into our vehicles and want to do a hundred instead of doing the speed limit, while we are speeding down the roads, we then proceed to chat or text on our devices, then wonder why we are off the road in an accident? Everything needs to be done now and nobody has the patience to take their time and do it correctly. While we are always in a rush, we all have forgotten to hold ourselves accountable for our actions, we take no responsibility for anything anymore and always point the finger of blame, even when we are the ones to blame. All these issues simply stem from the no more family dinners anymore, so not only to bond with those closest to us but build that strong foundation as we enter into a society of many, you think those in society that we do not truly know, really care for what we do? They could care less and would think nothing but to step all over you when you fall, as all this goes back to the no family dinners, for any of us to truly chat and have a good conversation, to not just chat, but too truly communicate properly with all those around you. We all walk a path through this journey of life and unless we do it correctly, the journey will be rough on us all, with no peace and happiness so we can simply stop, take the time and truly listen to all that is around us.

 

” When you take the time to listen and learn all that is around, you will notice things you normally would not notice”

” Family dinners are the key to all our happiness as we walk through this journey of life”

” Family is the strong bond that builds a strong foundation, so we can achieve all we can and be truly successful”

” Arguments don’t solve a thing, as a good discussion will help us all communicate better with each other”

 

 

The Greatest Generation

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This was a generation that without even thinking, would stand up and be counted, they stood up and weren’t afraid to face anything that crossed their paths they were walking, this generation has been through so much more, then any other generation that followed them. In today’s generation and within this political correct world, plus with all the technology we have become weak and lazy. Today’s generation couldn’t even hold the jock strap, of the generation from WW2. It’s just not the fact that, the greatest generation going and fighting for all the generations that would follow them, these guys were not selfish, unlike those of today with their selfies. This generation wouldn’t just sit on their A$$es while others went to battle, unlike today’s generation that can’t even get out of their own way, plus today’s generation or at least a high percentage of them, would never go into the Armed forces to fight the good fight, they would rather stay home and play their video games, instead of truly fighting for what they believe in. If it wasn’t for the greatest generation, we of today maybe would never have all the freedoms we have? Maybe we would of been invaded and then forced to be someone for who we truly are not? Or even just maybe we would of been dictated to, told when to use the bathroom, or even wouldn’t of been able to work and put food on our own tables. When you look at some of the cultures out there within this world, we are free to do as we want everyday and we owe that to those of the greatest generation. We buy our own houses today so we can live pretty comfortable and have a decent roof over our heads, but what about the thought of living under a lean to with only two small sides and a roof made out of brush, then when the winter months came, we all froze to the point that, only the strong and healthy survive. The fact is, life would of been a lot different if it wasn’t for these, brave men and woman, who gave a big part of themselves, so we of today can be free, to do all we do, with the freedom to roam as we may, without having to answer to anybody, except ourselves with the actions we are free to take. These men in this boat are getting ready to be unloaded to fight the good fight, but by the smiles on their faces may have us think it was easy of what they did? It was far from easy as they gave their all, for what they truly believed in, some come home not of the same person as they went there with, while they were missing parts, or not even came home at all. We of this society take so much for granted, as those of that generation sacrificed so much and got back so little. We don’t even think of these Individuals for what they did for us, we of this generation lack respect of each other and with that lack of respect, proves further that we do not respect those of yesteryear, which clearly shows why, we are so full of ourselves, that we can not see any good that may be around us. We all walk a path through this journey of life, there is a lot of this journey that we can not do alone, so we need each other as these brave young and woman did along their journey, not too mention their selfless acts for the good for all the generations to come. ” D-day the storming on the Juno beach in Normandy, done by such brave men, for the good of us all in the future generations to come” ” We take so much for granted in today’s world, then get lazy as we play the video games we think is our reality” ” Freedom is never Free, as somewhere and someone has given their all for the freedom we have today”

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”

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”