Nov 10 2013

Its already starting…

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Winter in an RV… already?

Catch my quick video, then don’t miss the photos below!

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November 1: I arrived (back) at the Steamboat Campground, 6700 ft. elevation in the heart of the Rockies. It felt GOOD to be back! I had Springsteen blasting on the way into Colorado as I drove from Lander, Wyoming. It was a beautiful, but chilly day (low 40’s). Normal for this date is around 50. Still on Daylight time, I had some time to setup and do my best to work around all the mud.

Mud Season

Even though they call this mud season, its more often not literal, but this year, the entire region has been bathed in rain (and snow) for the past 4 months – perhaps the breaking of a drought? In any case, the weather for the next two days was *spectacular* – low 50’s and brilliant sun. This gave me time to prepare for winter, and as it turned out, its a good thing I did not waste those days! You can see photos and more about preparing my RV here – basically this post details

preparing for winter in an RV in the Rockies – 2013“.

A winter-like storm was on its way and it hit (in stages) starting late in the afternoon of November 3 with moderate snow and temperatures dropping into the teens! By the morning of the 4th, there was about 4 inches of light powdery snow (see photos) and the temperature had fallen to around 10F. Colder weather was yet to come, by the 6th we were near 5F in the morning – and on the 5th and 6th, temperatures never rose above freezing!

A few days later…

I’m writing this on the 9th and the snow is now a quickly fading memory as temperatures have been near 50 for the past 2 days and into the 50’s today…but it is a definite reminder of whats coming. In fact, before the mountain opens on the 27th, it is now likely we will experience another round of snow (an early guess of 10-15 inches in the valley) in about 10 days. Of course, my view is “let it snow” since I live on a bus-line that runs every few minutes to town and the mountain! Oh, and its FREE! **I love this lifestyle!**

This recent snow was even enough to get out on my cross country skis and tool around the campground – its nice to be back on something that slides – and be out in temperatures where 20F is something you *may* reach “later”. 

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With the Holiday Season approaching, you just *might* want to send the “perfect” Christmas – Chanukah – Holiday Card

Thanks to “Send Out Cards” – you CAN. And the best thing?

They’re REAL cards and you can include a gift and you NEVER have to leave your easy chair as you create YOUR perfect card!

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Send Out Cards – a great service for the holidays (and much more)

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Ok, I just took a break from writing to get my morning coffee (in the campground office), and spend some time getting inspired as I stood on the bridge over the Yampa River that basically cuts this campground in half. Ever wonder how water just *keeps flowing*? And the best thing? The water levels are up for this time of year! Makes for a great “show” as you watch the river and it confirms how wet an autumn it has been. 

Just last night, I was reminded how much I like this region. I was soaking in Strawberry Hot Springs – about 20 minutes outside of town, a natural hot springs complex with pools as warm as 107! The night sky was amazing. Between clouds of steam you can see the Milky Way along with more stars than any city-dweller can ever hope to see! 

So, that’s about it (for now). Winter preparations are nearly done for my RV; my next project is the Christmas lights along with accepting delivery of a 120 gallon propane tank – which based upon what I’ve learned, will hopefully require fewer fills than last year! In closing, I can’t begin to tell you how much I like this region – relaxed residents; not too crowded; remote; in the mountains; and a challenging lifestyle!

But before you go…

I do have one favor to ask. I have two new website “projects”. I’d ask you to visit them (they’re linked below). My goal is to rank the sites on page 1 of google (and the videos on page 1 of youtube) and then monetize the sites (you’ll see the banners and promotions on each site). If you’d be kind enough to visit each site and if you have a moment, look ’em over and leave a comment (on the Miracles and Massacres Review site) that would be great! Then below the links… enjoy the photos!

Symptoms of Heart Disease

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Nov 10 2013

Send Out Cards – A GREAT idea for the holidays…

When I first learned about Send Out Cards, I said to myself, “people send cards (and gifts)” – and – if there’s a way to do it from your easy-chair, personalize it in ways you just can’t do with a Hallmark card, and pay LESS than “those cards” you have to buy in a store… well, it *just made sense* to me! See my thoughts here – 

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Click here to access Send Out Cards and try it out! 

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Click the banner and try out send out cards by actually sending a (real) card… MY TREAT.

Send Out Cards really DOES do it all – create the card, add your photos and personal message – even in a font that parallels your handwriting – and then click “send”. The result? A REAL card arrives via POSTAL mail – complete with the envelope, address info, and stamp – and YOU never left your easy chair! Cool huh?

If you’d like to see the service in greater detail, I created the following video to share more with you…

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In closing, I truly want to wish you and yours the very best for this upcoming Christmas/Holiday season. Here in Steamboat Springs, it is truly a magical season – the arrival of cold weather and snow; lots of Christmas lights and decorations, and of course the opening of the ski mountain (coming on November 27)  – and with our recent snows (and more to come), it will truly be a GRAND opening! Some are even hoping for all trails being open on day 1… if that happens it will be a real different experience from what we had last autumn! 

On a personal note, when it comes to “home based businesses”, Send Out Cards, is virtually in a class of its own. The vast majority of home based businesses are centered in the “health and wellness” realm, offering (sometimes) questionable products at premium prices. In fact, when you represent a health and wellness company, you find yourself often “defending” whether your stuff works.

When I saw Send Out Cards and realized it was a service that people can actually use (there is NO “defending” whether the cards are “good for you”) AND Send Out Cards is the low price leader in its industry – I saw a company I could represent with confidence. If you are a business owner (of any kind), you can also use “SOC” to build your current company through increased retention and referrals – I encourage you to review this post here, which I prepared specifically YOU, the business owner.

Do you gain a sense that I *really like* this company? 

As an example

I attended a local “pre-holiday” event where I met local business owners and craftsmen who produce everything from fancy soap to honey to wreaths and home decorations. I gathered a few (about 6) cards. In the coming day or two, I plan to send each business a card – within each card, I will emphasize the IMPACT of a card and its ability to THANK their customer – thus encouraging LOYALTY and REFERRALS. 

If you like the sound of all this and wish to work with me as a company representative, contact me or click here for more information.

 

 

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Oct 30 2013

Potent Thoughts from a Concerned American

Not much to say here – I think my video says it all. 

I chose my title “Potent Thoughts from a Concerned American” carefully. 

If you wish, review the information below my video – I provide links to some of the things I discussed.

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Here are links to the books I referred to in my video…

The 5000 Year Leap details how the environment created by the Founders led directly to creating the world’s most advanced and prosperous society. Inspiring and insightful. Written many years ago – well before our current challenges.

Timothy Ballard, a man whom I have met in person is a man of character and insight. Within his book, he shares much wisdom. He shares a story of our founding, and our founders from a perspective that few have heard before.

The Liberty Amendments – I believe that Mark Levin, one of the most brilliant of our time, has found the answer to our nations problem… and he looked no further than the U.S. Constitution to find it!

Thoughts on PreparationHERE is an article I wrote a while back, yet the information is still quite valid and valuable. 

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Oct 19 2013

A very telling and disturbing story…

Something just happened in our nation – something that concerns me greatly

Allow me to share a few charts – no, not “wonk talk”, instead, plain simple talk that makes these graphs easy to understand AND their implications. 

Watch this video first – THEN – don’t miss my commentary below the video (not what you’re expecting!)

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George Washington and his rag-tag “troops” NEVER should have won the Revolutionary War! 

Really! What happened during the Revolutionary War amounted to a series of miracles – one after the next as the American colonists defeated the worlds greatest army (perhaps of all time up to that date). Further, the choice made by the colonists to take on the British army, was NOT really rational at all! Consider the FACTS that at that time, the American colonists enjoyed the HIGHEST standard of living in the world (refer to my video to compare it to where we are today); and the taxes being imposed by the King of England were primarily to provide security to the colonists – and those taxes were MINIMAL by today’s standards! In fact, the King in order to keep the colonists happy, was willing to “deal” (sound a little different from a current King??) Yet, the colonists KNEW that FREEDOM was *that* important. And as they say, the rest is history!

Know that I’m getting much of what I just shared from The Covenant – by Timothy Ballard. The author is a man whom I met at the “Man in the Moon” event in Salt Lake City this past July. I *highly* recommend his book as not only a GREAT read, but as inspiring and sharing a side of history most of us simply have not heard before. Briefly, Ballard builds a (very solid) case showing how our Founders were inspired by God at each and every juncture as they formed a new nation – one perhaps more inspired by the Almighty as much as the nation of Ancient Israel.

Why is any of this relevant today?

The principles espoused by our Founding Fathers paved the way for most prosperous nation the world has ever seen to rise – and rise quickly. As we abandon those principles, we see the decay evident throughout our nation. One bright ray in all of this… I remain convinced that MOST Americans are basically good. As broken as politics within the “beltway” is, I believe most Americans simply want a better way of life for themselves and their children.

In that spirit, another author I have eminent respect for, Mark Levin, recently wrote “The Liberty Amendments” – a “blueprint” for how to regain control of our nation by WE THE PEOPLE. This book will help you to understand how “Article 5” of the United States Constitution can be employed to (really) fix the mess we now find ourselves in! Note in my video I referred to recent “continuing resolution” bill passed by Congress (Oct 2013). This bill does NOT simply “kick the can down the road” for 3 months – it has what I believe is a “poison pill” built into it.

Did you know…

The bill that Congress passed has NO specific debt limit in it? So, does that give the Executive Branch  “cart blanch” to spend as it sees fit? I’m no expert, but it looks that way to me. Further, some have suggested that when Feb 7, 2014 rolls around (and don’t think things will be solved a MINUTE earlier), and Congress wants to “re-establish” a debt limit (dollar figure), some interpret the bill now signed into law as Congress will propose a limit which the President can veto thus FORCING the Congress to a two-thirds vote to over-ride his veto in order to maintain their CONSTITUTIONAL POWER of control over the budget! I can’t find a link to it, but will add one should I find it. (Have you SUBSCRIBED to my site here? Look to the upper right of the page and join if you’d like to receive updates – and information on how to grow your income FROM HOME.)

As I write this, the Washington Times reports that U.S. Debt jumped OVER $300 BILLION in ONE day. Folks, you CAN’T make this stuff up!! What does that do to us (you and I)? Simple, it can only act to further devalue our “currency” – the U.S. dollar. Have you considered GOLD and SILVER? (Contact me directly to find out who I go to for these commodities.)  

That leads me to my final point in this post…

What are YOU willing to do about it? (I am now referring to YOUR personal situation)

I say “willing” because we are ALL “able” to do something. I just had a conversation with a young man about history and perspectives. The assembly line model of the late 19th/early 20th century changed our national perspective. Prior to industrialization, MOST Americans were entrepreneurs (farmers, blacksmiths, shoe-makers, bakers, etc…) With the advent of factories, Americans became EMPLOYEES. And lets consider how THAT has worked out for most… today MORE Americans rely upon government assistance than at ANY time in our history. Further, and this is certainly NOT ground breaking knowledge – most Americans live “hand to mouth” – that is to say they are one to two paychecks away from being in REAL financial trouble. But…

I believe the Internet has provided fresh opportunity to become an entrepreneur

Today, with some basic skills in website development (building a site and driving eyeballs to that site), along with some marketing  knowledge and an 18 year old at his mothers kitchen table can create a long term viable and stable residual income. I’ve seen this happen!

The greatest obstacle for most? Belief! We are raised to believe that REAL work involves the exchange of “hours for dollars”.

Jim Rohn challenged this with his statement “Profits are Better than Wages”

Profits are earned by entrepreneurs, wages by employees. Employees trade money for the most valuable thing they have – TIME. For myself, I firmly believe in residual and leverage. I welcome you to contact me to discuss what I’m doing that IS working. I will share a couple of links below that reveal my strategy – and how YOU can do it as well. (Oh, and CONSIDER the TAX ADVANTAGES of being an entrepreneur vs. a “W2” employee… if you don’t know, you must find out!

A couple of things I want to bring to your attention…

 

Earlier, I mentioned Website development – here is a classic example…

Symptoms of Heart Disease

As you review my site, note how I am 

  • Providing value for the reader
  • Monetizing the site (creating a way for the site to produce income for me)
  • Structuring the site in a way that will drive “eyeballs to the page”
the symptoms of heart disease

the symptoms of heart disease

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Oct 15 2013

Computer and Mobile Device Security

Webroot, THE best computer and mobile device security company I have ever personally used is running a SALE that YOU need to be aware of. 

I’m taking the time to share this with you as I have found Webroot to be demonstrably better than the competition. When it comes to computer (tablet, smart phone) security I want two simple things:

1) Protect my device from virtually ALL threats (viruses and other forms of malware)

2) Do #1 while NOT slowing down my device OR interfering with my daily and normal work on the device

Make sense? 

A hat I used to wear was that of “computer tech” and when people called me with “my computer runs slow”, quite often I would find the “culprit” was their anti-virus/spyware tool (usually either one of the two that COMES PRE-INSTALLED on most computers!

So, simple enough, Webroot has just released their new 2014 products – and they are offering a SUBSTANTIAL discount. Click the banner below and know the price you see covers 5 (FIVE) devices…

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Yes, you read the ad right… its normally $80. on sale for $30! 

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