I'm descended from the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk who was killed in 1777.
I am also of Scots-Irish descent and VERY proud of my heritage and my culture. I do not apologize for my culture, nor am I "politically correct", and do not tolerate others who think that it is a necessity to be so.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I have been involved with Spirit ever since I can remember. When I was really young, however, it was one of fear mostly. I was terrified of the dark and used to see and hear things in it and all of that would scare me pretty bad. I chocked a lot of it up to imagination most of the time, but was very unsure.
I was staying with my grandmother during one period when I was hearing things in the house, though; voices, talking, that sort of thing. I thought that someone had broken into our house and was very afraid. I realized that it was NOT my imagination, however, when my grandmother became very concerned and told me to wait in the bedroom and she was going to go see if someone was in the house. I hadn't even said anything about hearing the voices, but she heard them as well, so it solidified for me the fact that I was hearing something.
That may not have been a big deal, except for the fact that we lived in the middle of nowhere in Indiana, and our closest neighbor at the time was about a mile away, and our house was on a small dirt road surrounded by cornfields. Therefore, NO one would have been walking around our property in the middle of the night.
I have had the ability to communicate off and on throughout my life, but it is nothing "solid" per se. At times it is overwhelming and at other times it is nothing more than a "feeling", with energy, much like you've said. There are times, though, that it is intense, such as if we go to someone's house where a person has recently died.
I rely a lot on more modern techniques for reliable contact, I suppose, such as EVP and such. I had a life changing experience when I was about 7 years old that suddenly shifted my fear of the unknown into one of almost complete fascination, and I've been there ever since.
I have rarely made anything public out of any of this, except for working as a private reader for people, and doing mundane things such as astrology. I have been a reader for many years, though, but have only even advertised it as a service to the public a couple of times in my life. There is such a great public interest and need, it seems, for some ideas on these subjects, though, which is why I decided to write this book. It has become such a public topic and that, to me at least, says that there is an energy that is very prevalent in the minds of a lot of people lately and that they are looking for answers in this, in whatever way that may be. And being a Spiritualist, I feel that to help everyone understand and more fully accept things from Spirit can only be something that is positive.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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I hadn’t really given much thought to the dreams that I had been having lately, but I knew that they were seeming to be ones that made me think throughout the day that there was something I should be remembering. Although I never really could remember what it was that it seemed like I should remember.
I seemed to recall that when we moved here, to this far off country place, that it seemed like it would be fun, or at least a nice change of pace from the city. There were fields all around me and there was a sense of quiet that seemed to dominate the landscape, and I could walk forever and not see another person. That part was good, as I was growing a little tired of never having any space to myself. If it wasn’t my parents breathing down my fricken neck then it was the stupid shit I had to deal with in school. God knows how many times I would’ve liked to knock some idiot teacher upside their head with the spine of my book, if for nothing else than just not ignoring me in class when it was perfectly clear that I had absolutely no interest in whatever the hell it was they were blabbing about.
That’s fine, those people were idiots anyway, and now I get to be in a new place where people don’t know me from nothing and I can make myself into whoever I want to be. That’s one good thing about having parents that can’t keep themselves in one spot for too long; I get to try out different personalities, and people don’t ask me what happened over the summer. All of those kids at the other school were starting to get way too into their stupid selves anyway.
Sometimes, though, I did kinda wonder what it was that I was missing in myself. I could feel it, a little more everyday it seemed, that there was something that I was either supposed to be doing or something that I needed to figure out. That’s the problem with those vague feelings, though, is that you feel that way but you never really know why you feel that way.
Walking along the lane that leads down the side of the field makes it seem a little less present, all of those far off people and their stupid preoccupations with their clothes and their smug attitudes. At least out here no one can question the thoughts that I have or the feelings that I have, because out here I’m all alone. That’s how I like it, though. I like the solitude and the quiet, where the only voice that I hear is my own, and not some dumb slut whispering at the table next to me about what she wants to do with the teacher, if only she could get him alone for a few minutes. After all, she’s too mature for the guys in her class at this school, because she knows what she wants and how to do it as only a person like our 4th period English teacher could understand. And on and on it goes with her and her annoying little mouth; a mouth that’s probably all too eager to pass around herpes that she got when she was 11. Although she still doesn’t understand how in the world she got Chlamydia, after all it’s not like she sleeps around with too many people.
This place seems different, though, and I’m sure that it will be easier to be myself and be a little less noticed, at least for a while, until I can figure everyone out and let them see me for who I really am. No one’s gonna treat me the way they treated me in the last school, that’s for sure. I’ve learned way too much since then, and these people won’t get the chance to push me around.
I just wish that I could think a little clearer, though. The cloudy feeling that keeps filling my head is just a bit unnerving, and there’s no reason why it won’t start to settle now that I’m out of the city. The air feels so much brisker and cleaner here, and I’m sure that’s what it was before, all the nasty crap that I was breathing in everyday, making my head feel like it had cotton stuffed up inside of it.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The link will have all the available formats, including the ability to sample a portion of the book online. Come get a copy of my newest book today for your Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo, as well as many other formats!
Monday, May 14, 2012
I thought that it would be a nice idea to share with my readers the Preface of the book, so that you can get an idea about what the book will be like and maybe whet your appetite for it in the coming days. Of course, I'll let everyone know when I have the final proof complete and when it's ready for sale!
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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Right now I'm planning on releasing it as a digital eBook at first, for distribution, and then we'll see if I decide to make it available in print form or not.
The book will be focusing on different methods of spirit communication, as well as its uses in such areas as ghost hunting and mediumship, EVP, etc. It will be an interesting read, and one that engages the reader more than a simple "how-to" manual would.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
"Speech tends to divide, people cling to words rather than to their meaning. Words give rise to religions, to churches which break up the great family of simple souls, for whom loving worship should be enough, into rival sovereign fragments.
"Words split apart, Silence unites. Words scatter, Silence gathers together. Words stir up, Silence brings peace. Words engender denial, Silence invites even the denier to find fresh hope in the confident expectation of a mystery which can be accomplished within."
--Pierre Lacout, 1969
Friday, May 4, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
So then question becomes, Choice OR Morals, and whether or not there is even a possibility of one without the other. I say, that's not even an issue. Of course someone can have morals without having a religion; look at the ancient philosophers, especially ones like Aristotle. There is, within ancient philosophy (as I would focus on them in this entry as opposed to some more modern thinkers who would call their ideas "philosophy" at all) the very structure for the forms of morality and ethics in particular. These philosophers focus on just that, ethics and morality, leaving religion aside in such cases. Therefore, it is a morality of Choice and not one of fear of retribution or a heavenly punishment versus reward scenario, let's say. Having a morality for the sake of morals itself, and for your own life and/or that of your fellow man.
That idea, of morality of choice versus force, then leads us specifically into the discussion of government versus religion. I would even venture so far as to say that this could lead us to include not only religion and choice, but atheism and choice as well, versus the force of governmental control, or rule by the State, in particular.
Perhaps first we should clarify some terms.Merriam-Webster gives as one of its definitions of "State" as follows: a : a body of persons constituting a special class in a society 3 b plural : the members or representatives of the governing classes assembled in a legislative body
Whereas it defines "Government" in such a way: the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control
So, for general purposes, let's take the definition of "State" to mean 'a body of persons that are in a special class in society', and to take "government" to mean 'the force or method with which the State uses to control those people under them in society'.
Of course, "government" would, ideally, mean a group within a country that is used to DEFEND the inhabitants of that country (via a military or citizen group), but that's not the case, really, so we'll focus on the facts of what "government" REALLY means in this entry.
Let me ask a couple of questions to get this in its final stages before I wrap up with why I think religion is better than government, or at least freer in that it has choice.
Can, in this modern age, in America, an institution such as the Catholic church, or any Protestant church, come into your home by force, and demand that you follow its teachings, tithe to its centers, obey its laws, and submit to its rulings? That question really doesn't even need to be asked, because the resounding answer is NO, of course not! You can choose to be Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Jewish, atheist (because, let's face it, I have to lump atheism with religions, because atheists defend their views more militantly than religionists do nowadays anyway, and much more aggressively to anyone who may be so "foolish" [according to them] to believe in anything OTHER than atheism), or a believer in aliens from the planet Marmalade. Whatever you religious belief may be, it is simply that... a belief, a CHOICE.
Government, on the other hand, is NOT a choice, as far as concerns what you may choose to believe or not believe in its regards. Government lives and breathes solely and completely by the act of force and violence, in regards both its own servants and anyone else who attempts to face it with a contrary act.
That last paragraph is just way over the top, huh? Really? Try telling the government that you don't believe in taxes and that you have decided not to take part in that "sacrament" of theirs any longer; see if they don't answer you in return by imprisonment. Now, go to a church and tell them you don't believe in God (or Adam and Eve, or whatever else you want to disbelieve in for this example) and see if they don't, perhaps, try to convince you otherwise, but then let you go on your merry way. See the difference?
Therefore, doing something like defying the church can get you retribution from the church, or even expelled from that organization, but it cannot jail you, torture you, take away your rights, or even kill you, as government can, and does, on a regular basis to those who oppose its arbitrary and violent laws. Why do I say that the government's laws can be construed as violent? Well, simply because they are in place in such a way that exists solely and completely by the act of force; i.e., obey or pay. The very fact that the government rules by aggression implies force and violence, held in control by the "elite" class of society that run it, known in this example, as the State.
So here's where my atheist friends jump in and declare that upholding religion is not objective, but somehow they think that upholding government is objective. To them, let me make this very clear: the atheists that uphold the idea of government being good and religion being bad, have supplanted the very mysticism that they renounce in religion with an even more brutal and extreme mysticism of government and rule by the State. Like I said previously, religion is choice, and government is force.
It is better for a religion to promise a reward or punishment in an afterlife, and leave it up to you to decide the path you follow, than it is for a government to give you the choice of obeying its dictates or face death or imprisonment in this life. One is choice and the other is not.
But, there are some that do not value life, or choice, or the freedom for people to even choose for themselves. Those people, I call Statists. They somehow think that they CHOOSE government over choice itself. That is another, and wholly more involved, form of mysticism and deluded logic that only leads to defy its own existence, and therefore is not even worth going into at this point. Those that would have and hold that the government is somehow "good" or looking out for peoples' best interest; it's okay, you can continue to live in that delusional world. Have fun with that, but keep it to yourself, because there are still some of us alive that value choice and freedom and liberty, not servitude and aggression and lifelessness.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Some of my latest hand cut silhouette samples. I use only authentic silhouette paper, and I cut the pieces by hand and sight. Be sure to visit my Etsy shop to order!
Friday, February 3, 2012
I have been an artist of one type or another for as long as I can remember. I have always considered art to be one of individual expression, yet also a medium that one uses to further enhance the beauty that is within the world. There is no better or worse mentality when it comes to self-expression, although I do consider art to be a thing that should evoke an emotional response, and one that is easily identifiable as art, so I personally am not a fan of much of what is labelled as "modern art", or abstract.
I find that leather is a great medium to create art with, for many reasons including that it can be functional as a utilitarian item such as clothing or bags, as well as that it can be simply artistic in that is can be carved and enjoyed simply for the art that is created from it (i.e., art carving into leather for portraits, etc.).
I use many different mediums to create my art, but leather is my passion.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
This title can only be designated by the Governor of the state of Kentucky, and is their highest honorable recognition, and I am very grateful to have been nominated and awarded such an honor.
From henceforth, I can use the title Colonel preceding my name, should I desire.