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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Missouri readers

As some of you know I'm originally from St. Louis, Missouri. With summers spent at my aunt and uncles farm by the Missouri/Arkansas Border north of Salem, Arkansas. I also spent several years living in the south east Missouri area, by Poplar Bluff, Lake Wappapello, and Clearwater Lake areas. while checking my sitemeter logs I notice a lot of visitors from Missouri. I also spent many holidays in the Quad Cities Area of Davenport, Iowa. In fact my first real girlfriend lived in Rock Island, Illinois, and my father was born in Moline Illinois. So I have spent most of my formative years in the central Midwest. If you are from these areas and reading my blog, please leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail. I would enjoy adding to my list of friends and would like to talk about the old homes. Now saying that, I will be posting about one of my famous ancestors after I get a few things done. As we have been cleaning out my mothers garage we found my great aunt Berniece's cedar chest and we've found a bunch of old, old, old documents. After I get the camera back, I'll take some pictures and post them here for you. I will offer a little teaser though. My family has an original wanted poster for the person's who killed President Lincoln. It tattered and torn and we just found it lining the bottom drawer of the cedar chest underneath newspapers from the 40's and 50's. If I can get a decent picture I will post it before we have the document framed to protect it.

Mark

Prosecutorial Malfeasance?

Please Read THIS and give me your honest opinion in the comments section.


H/T Instapundit


Mark

Wednesday 4/30/2008

Shane from Listening to Katrina will be in to discuss some of the problems he faced after Hurricane Katrina. The link to the show is below.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/txfellowship/2008/05/01/Wednesday-4302008



Please tune in Wednesday night at 11:00 pm CDT

Mark

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some links to food shortage

Here are some links to food shortages in the news. The final link is a piece of history which I hope EVERYONE will read. That something like that should every occur in the United States is an anathma to me.

Here the links are:

Washington Times Story

Reuters Story


This story is the Historical one I wrote about. From the archives of the New York Times

NY Times article NOTE: this opens a PDF of the original article you must have Adobe Acrobat on your computer, if you don't click HERE to go to Adobe and get it.


Many people may think that I'm being alarmist, however if you read my profile you will find that I AM an Ordained Minister, which mean I DO read my bible. I'm not a religious nut, I don't think this is the end of the world, but I do have a responsibility to my children and to every one else.

Make your own judgements but please act.

God Bless

Mark

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The mainstream media is starting to get it.

On the show I read the linked below article about how food costs are going up and it would be in your best interest to stock up your pantry. How many people will actually do it, I don't know. Many people might feel that by stocking up they might exacerbate the problem increasing demand. I know what I intend to do. I intend to fill my larder with as much as I can physically fit in it. I have 7 children i am responsible for full time and up to 5 more part time. No the extra 5 aren't mine biologically, but I consider them to be my kids and part of my family. And I will do everything in my power to ensure my kids don't go without.

Here is the article for your perusal: Load up the pantry

I'm not trying to be an alarmist, but if you are knowledgable of history, you might make the same conclusions I am.


God Bless

Mark


Edited to add folowing links:

Costco: One bag of rice per customer

Life After Hurricane Katrina: Listening to Katrina Also added to the special Links Sections

Some of what I've been doing.....

I have been working on a little project. I want to build a cabin for me and my kids on some family property the family owns up by San Antonio Texas. Well for years I've dragging around a set of Starplate Connectors. Now I get a chance to actually use them to build a cabin for me and my kids.

To start off, I made a basic frame to show how the building would look like if built the way it was intended to be built.




This is the standard frame. It is Pentagonal shaped, the actual name escapes me at the moment, but it looks pretty cool to me.

One of the option is to make a squared front for adding things like ohhh, I don't know Doors. :)



This shows the fram with one connector removed to allow for the installation of a door. However this option also removes some of the square footage from the building, and lessens the structural integrity a bit. Sooo I have the final version which uses larger struts, and incorporates a loft for the kids to sleep, and a center pole to help support the roof.



You can't see it real well but the center pole also hels support the loft, and there will be a large wall as well to help support it as well. rather than lose the square footage inside, a joist will be run out and an entry will be added for the doorway. This will also allow more room for storage.


this is part of what I've been doing the last few weeks, plus since the weather is nice, I've been getting bunch of outside stuf done.


Hopefully I'll be back to my normal posting schedule as soon as I get some other things taken care of.


Mark

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sorry for the lack of posting....

I've been playing with sticks for the last few days. I'll post pics of what I"ve been doing iin a day or so. But I've got a bug up my nose about this, and I want to get it finished.

Mark