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Losing Love For The Land

Dumping trash in rural areas

There was once a time when our ancestors roamed and followed the migrating herds. Our very survival depended on what the land produced. Migrating herds ate the grass, and we ate the animals. Plants grew roots and berries, and we are the roots and berries.

Somewhere around 10,000 years go something changed. Hunter gatherers were slowly replaced by farmers. No longer did our ancestors depend on migrating herds, as we raised our on herds. No longer did we have to forage for roots and berries because we raised our own.

Then came cities, money… and eventually the industrial revolution. Somewhere along that timeline we no longer looked at the land as something to be loved and cared for. It was a resource to be exploited and harvested. Continue Reading….

Say NO To Black Friday Say YES To Family

Kevin Felts

Which is more important, finding something on sale, or spending time with the family? Are we a nation of morals and values, or are we a nation who sells family time to the highest bidder? Black Friday has become a disgrace to the civilized world.

No longer do we sit with family members, talk, and enjoy the company. As soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, out the door we go to find the best sale. By doing so, what are we teaching our children? Which is more important, listening to granny and grandpaw, or finding a good deal on a TV? That is the dilemma we are faced with.

Once granny and grandpaw are gone, they will never be replaced, their memories gone forever.

If a TV breaks, it gets replaced with a newer and better model. Continue Reading….

My Childhood Playground

When I was a kid growing up in Bridge City, Texas, my buddies and I would hang out in a section of woods that borders a marsh. We would build trails through the woods, tree houses, go camping, just do what kids did.

As my buddies and I got older, we stopped hanging out in the woods and started socializing more. After we stopped maintaining the trails, they were slowly reclaimed by nature. Within just a few years the trails were almost impassible.

Two decades later, Hurricane Rita pushed through the area and uprooted a lot of the old oak trees.

While visiting with my mom and dad for Thanksgiving, I took a camera and headed off into the old trails. Continue Reading….

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Regardless of religion, creed, color, race or sex, we all should find something to give thanks for.

All year long our lives are filled with something to do. Whether it is working, shopping… whatever it may be, we do not always spend the time we should with family. Thanksgiving should be a time we visit with family, talk, share stories, and learn from our parents and grandparents.

My grandparents and great grandparents had so much knowledge that was not passed down. What was it like when they were growing up? My great grandmother lived through the depression, two world wars, and two major conflicts. What was it like to see the world change that much? What was it like to go from kerosene lanterns to putting a man on the moon? Continue Reading….

Justice League Movie Review

The Justice League movie is getting a lot of undeserved bad reviews. My wife, my daughter and I went to go see Justice League at Tinsel Town in Beaumont, Texas on November 19, 2017. I felt I got my moneys worth.

When we go to the movies, we pay to be entertained. I was entertained and had a good time.

The negative Justice League reviews are nothing more than a reflection of how terrible DC has been able to capitalize on decades of super hero comics.

Take Batman for example:

How many people have played him over the decades?
How many times does the origin story have to be retold?
Ben Affleck has received a lot of undeserved negative reviews.
Each Batman series seems to have no tie-in with the others. Continue Reading….

Democrats Becoming Increasingly Unhinged

In the United States we are supposed to have a peaceful transfer of power. When one party loses an election, they are supposed to accept the results and work with the party that now has the majority vote. This peaceful transfer of power did not happen after the 2016 election.

Democrat controlled media continues to push the idea that Russia swayed the election. Since nothing is coming from that, now articles of impeachment have been filed.

There are numerous reasons why Hillary lost, and none of them are related to Russia. The honest truth is, democrats are undermining the republic. Rather than working with the GOP and President Trump, democrats are digging in their heals and will grid lock the government for the next four years, and maybe even the next eight years.

My dad told my today’s democrats are not the same democrats from decades ago. Democrats use to stand for the working people. Now they stand for gay rights, illegal immigration, and debauchery such as abortion. Millennial democrats see any corporation with republicans as an act of treason against the democrat party. What the millennials do not understand, the party’s have to work together, or the government will grind to a halt. There “has” to be some give and take on both sides.

This is what happens when everyone gets a trophy. Kids grow into adults who expect to be winners all the time. When Trump won the election in 2016 was probably the first time a bunch of them were told “no” in their entire lives. Continue Reading….

We Need Shows Like Hee Haw

Would you like to know what is wrong with society? We need more Hee Haw and less reality TV shows. We need something families can sit in front up and have a good laugh.

As I write this post I am 49 years old, and will turn 50 in a few months. When I was a kid in the 1970s, mom, dad, my brother and I would watch Hee Haw. More or less mom and dad would watch the show and my brother and I would sit in the living room with them.

It was an hour filled with good family time, talking, laughing and having a good time. After Hee Haw was over, it would be time for a bath and bed.

Society needs something to bring families back together, and not drug, sex and violence laden reality TV shows. Continue Reading….

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