Bakken Bust or Personal Boom?

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Feast or Famine. That’s the way I have seen our economy behave more or less since I’ve been a bill paying, responsible adult. Things have swung wildly for people and often through no fault of their own. So many people…

Setting the Record Straight

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I’m going to preface all this nonsense by saying that I am not a perfect person. I don’t claim blogging to be some noble cause but it did help me to manage a particularly stressful time in my life. I…

Celebrating Memorial Day

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Living a good life, treating others well, raising my children, working hard… those are wonderful and admirable things but they are only possible because someone else was willing to sacrifice for me so that I could be free to live…

Well Played Mother Nature

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Just when you start to get comfortable and the cold hard shell of Winter has finally cracked… mother nature reminds you that you should never really get comfortable. After all, she’s in charge. It’s almost May for crying out loud.…