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A professional horseman for over 40 years, Skook continues to work with horses. He is in an ongoing educational program, learning life's lessons from one of the world's greatest instructors, the horse. Skook has a personal website skooksjournal.com featuring his personal writings and historical novel type stories.

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Qualities to Admire

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We lesser mortals look to others for inspiration, we call them heroes, but often, they just have extraordinary talent or a work ethic, and they happen to be in the right place at the right time. The movie by Ron Howard, “Rush” brought this idea of heroes a little closer to home for me. I… Read more »

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Earth Receives Oxygen and Questions Arise

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The formation of Life intrigues people; however, man is an egocentric species and primarily concerned with his own appearance in the world. Let’s go back in time to the formation of an oxygenated atmosphere and the transformation of all life on earth, the transition from anaerobic microbes (metabolizing food without oxygen) to cyanobacteria (photosynthetic, converting… Read more »

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Lady Macbeth Appearing in Oregon

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We have enjoyed depictions of morality and immorality for 2,500 years. Let’s face it, immorality excites us the most and the idea of women enticing virtuous men down the path of iniquity is a powerful story line. Eve with her apple and Lady Macbeth with her encouragements have been templates for the roles of women… Read more »

Real Science is What Matters

Science Versus the Ignorant Fools

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On Thursday, the state-directed media went ballistic when Scott Walker was asked his opinion of evolution. Unlike the majority of Americans and the entire liberal media complex, Scott Walker does not consider himself an expert on scientific problems he knows almost nothing about. The man who first described Quantum Physics, made this observation after a… Read more »

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The Great Society and Freedom

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My name is Saul. I am a loyal member of the Great Socialist Society of America. My vocation or position in the Great Society is Transition Facilitator. I prepare people and help them transition to the next level of consciousness. The year is The Year of Our Great Socialist State 2075. We live in the… Read more »

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It’s Official: The Left and President Obama Partner-Up With Islam

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Tuesday, Josh Earnest announced, the United States and President Obama will not be using the words “Radical Islam” to describe the actions of radical Islamists who perpetrate terror in the name of Islam. In defense of Islam, Josh pointed out, “they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam… Read more »

America Is No Longer Watching The President, We Are Watching Our New Legislature

Republicans, Be Not Proud

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Republicans, tread lightly and be not proud, take your victories with a measure of humility. Congratulating yourselves on the running of brilliant campaigns and of having the best candidates will not endear you to the American public: the American people didn’t necessarily vote for you, they voted against the man in the Oval Office. President… Read more »

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The Human Story as Told by DNA

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The story of mankind is essentially a story of migration and of reproduction of the species. In the past we relied on archaeological evidence and fossils to tell us of early man, but fossils are limited, because of the conditions required to preserve bone in a fossilized state. Most organisms, including man are preserved as… Read more »

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Domestic Violence Is Not always What it Seems

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Everyone is worried over the big violent men of the NFL and their domestic violence. A man beating a woman is pathetic, the sort of behavior we expect from Muslims. However, the stories often get better for the telling and the actual events may not even resemble the media reports. I am a big muscular… Read more »