Todd’s Note: This article is inspired by The Liberty Seed presentation and the book Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer.
About 8 months ago, I purchased a GBoom speaker. It is a big speaker, with a rechargeable battery and connects to devices through bluetooth. I often use it outside when I’m bbq’ing by the pool. I mostly use Pandora and listen to a reggae or the Bob Marley station. When I do this, being outside by the pool, in the Houston, Texas humidity, it bring back memories of the time my family took a cruise out [...]
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Yeah, you read that correctly! This is not an article on Bug Out Bags, Food Storage, Alternative Power, Firearms or Gardening. This is an article on Reading Comprehension and what I see as a lack of it.
I don’t know if it is a result of our fast-paced lives or that we have become accustomed to bite sized pieces of information in the form of one-liners, puff news articles, Facebook, that we have become visual learners or whatever. But I have noticed that many people don’t read for comprehension anymore. They scan, read the headlines, comment, [...]
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Congratulations! You’ve somehow overcome humanity’s instinctive fear of bees and have decided that farming the little guys would be a really good idea. Apiculture can be a fun and rewarding experience and can even net you a tidy profit (or provide you with a great, nonperishable supply of honey for your food storage). However, before you can get your beekeeping hobby off the ground, you’ll need to make some preparations. After all, if you just dive right into it, you’re liable to come away from the experience with some bad memories and a swollen face [...]
The cost of adding a deck to your home averages about $10,600, according to Fixr.com—but did you know it’s not considered a DIY project? It requires advanced carpentry knowledge as well as concrete handling and a number of expensive tools, which knocks it out of the DIY class. Fortunately, there are a number of do-it-yourself projects that can make your backyard more enjoyable, and you may be surprised at how easy they are to carry out.
Create a Natural Playground
Photo by Hans and Carolyn via Flickr
This growing trend trades standard swings and slides for boulders and trees, [...]
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This story is based on real life experiences…the names are changed to protect the $*#*&^$ (I’m not really using names).
This is a tale of two football coaches. One coach survived the season, the other inspired his players to become champions.
One coach tied everything to football: grades, manners and behaviors. Players earned helmet stickers for great plays during the game. The circle up time after the game was a great time of celebration for hard work. But on report card day, students lined up and received helmet stickers for good grades too. During interactions [...]