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I'm a woodworker and a leather artist/crafter. Photography and astronomy are my passions.

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.

Visit my Etsy site at: http://aeryckdesade.etsy.com


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Proposed Monument Honoring Union Soldiers at Florida’s Olustee Battlefield Sparks Outrage

Last night in Lake City, FL, was the meeting over the proposed "Special Union Monument" at the Olustee Battlefield, site of the largest Civil War skirmish in the state of Florida. Descendents of Confederates who fought for the South's independence were heard, as well as the issues of how this land was donated to the state by the UDC as a trust to keep it as it was meant to be, a memorial to the Confederates who fought and died, at the hand of the Union invaders.

At one point of the hearing, a black Confederate soldier ancestor, a man by the name of H.K. Edgerton raised his Confederate flag and started the tune of Dixie!

     "Passions ran high, at one point erupting in a spontaneous chorus of “Dixie” led by a black man, H.K. Edgerton, who called Union soldiers rapists and wielded his large Confederate flag like a conductor’s baton as the audience sang."

Some points to consider about this proposed monument are such ones as the idea of putting a monument to terrorists at the site of the Twin Towers, or to erect a monument to the bombers in Pearl Harbor that killed American troops. Why would anyone want to honor the invaders and murderers of their ancestors, especially at such a place as a large battle as this?


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Another holidays season arrives!

I know it's been a while since I've posted on this blog, as is my custom. In just two more days it will be my 39th birthday, followed by Thanksgiving and another holiday season. I have kept myself busy this year, with new clients, new projects, and new endeavors in life in general.

They say that as you grow older your mind grows better and sharper. Sometimes I would question that, but mostly I would say that it is true, that as I get older I find that life has more things of interest and things that inspire me and motivate me more than ever before. I find myself able to do more and do it better than I once was, and can focus on the end result with even more clarity.

So thank you all who have continued to find interest in my ramblings over the years, and be sure to head over to my Etsy shop and by some gifts for yourself or our friends! I've reduced prices on some of my items for the holidays, and even better, if you use the coupon code "TAKE10NOW" at checkout, you can receive an extra 10% discount on your order!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Ending My Hosting Service

As most of you who read my blog here already know, I have my actual website located at http://aeryckdesade.com, however, my hosting service expires next month (June 2013). I feel that I can get just as much accomplished without paying such a high fee for a hosting service for my website, by using other social media such as Blogger and Facebook and Tumblr, etc. Therefore, I think that as my hosting expires, I will NOT be renewing it at the aforementioned domain, and just post updates and such through the other forms of social media.