Grand Turk: The First Space Flight

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

On February 20, 1962, John Glenn made his historic flight in Friendships 7, being the first American to travel in Space

NASA station on Grand Turk

After three trips around the earth , he landed near Grand Turk, Lookouts on the destroyer USS Noa sighted the main parachute at an altitude of 5,000 ft from a range of 5 nautical miles. The USS Noa had the spacecraft aboard 21 minutes after landing and astronaut John Glenn remained in the spacecraft during pickup. 

Friendship 7 spacecraft

 Glenn was transferred by helicopter from the USS Noa to the USS Randolph, and then flown to Grand Turk for his debriefing and medical as planned. The capsule joined him later when it was delivered to Grand Turk by ship.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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We Are Omnipresent Multidimensional Beings

Many events have taken place over the course of my life to convince me that we do live multidimensional omnipresent lives.

Many cultures teach this, especially many of the eastern cultures, and we often hear stories of people seeing loved ones after they pass on from physical life. I’m sure many people, including myself have at one time or another, either experienced it ourself or heard of a loved one who has.

This in itself should give some credence to the possibility of it being true. There are so many instances of this that it leads me to believe it, along with personal experiences of myself and those I love and believe their testimony, because of their character and reputation of being honest and truthful people.

I, myself had an encounter with the phenomena several years ago.

At the end of the day, a fellow worker had related to me how a friend of his saw myself and another driver at a certain location, with a description of both of us asked if his friend had really seen us. I replied that he had indeed.

I had never met this person, so to this day I have no idea who he was.

After thinking for a moment, I realized that I had not been there. I was about three miles away and my friend was over forty miles away.

In this dimension, it did not happen,but I am to this day totally convinced it did occur in some other reality, I still feel as if I had been there.

Combining this with other accounts people have relayed to me over the years convinces there are other dimensions and realities, and we , as humans are multidimensional and omnipresent.

We can be and are many places at once.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Journey to enlightenment

A journey into the unknown. Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

A New Culture Always Learns from the Past

 

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History 

Written by Gary Wonning

We learn as we study history, one culture or civilization always learns from the previous, takes the knowledge they have acquired, adds to it, and  a new religion or belief structure is born. Many times giving learned beliefs a new name but carrying on what was known before them.

Even though new thoughts are added, if one digs deep enough, the old philosophies never die, they are eternal and unchanging.

So it was with the new Jewish nation,brought forth by Moses, they took what was known to the Egyptians when they left Egypt and settled in the promised land. Moses grew up as an Egyptian, so he would have known much of their culture. They made it their own, sometimes changing the names to fit their own culture. This has been done since the beginning of time.  Out of it sprang a new culture, ready to assume its identity and make its mark in the world.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Minority Privilege

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

We hear a lot today about white privilege, I grew up poor and worked for everything I have, I’m not sure what white privilege is. 

There have been times I felt I was discriminated against and shunned because of some “flaw” in my being, there are other times I was favored because of some characteristic I have. Over time, the “good” and the “bad” have pretty much evened  out. 

Few would argue that certain minorities have been discriminated against in the past, not just in the United Sates but around the world. Realistically, I believe each and every one of us has been discriminated against at some point in our life, regardless of race, gender , religious affiliation, nationality, etc. 

Undoubtedly, the Jewish population has been discriminated against throughout history more than any other group of people, and you hear them complain the least. In fact, I have never heard one of them complain. As a group, they don’t dwell in the past, they just take it for what it is, pick themselves up by their boot straps and try to create a better life for themselves and others. 

Whatever life gives us, we need to overcome it and make a better life for ourselves and those around us. That is what our life is all about, there isn’t anyone who leads or were born into a perfect life. 

Without a doubt, there are some bad cops, just like there are bad people in any occupation, however, probably 99.9% of the law enforcement officers are good people who are only trying to do the right thing and keep our communities safe. 

This narrative of the police always being wrong became popular around 2010, the Trayvon Martin incident and the incident in Ferguson Missouri,  the actions taken by some of our elected officials who publicly condemned law enforcement and others for the actions of law beakers created an environment and a narrative from the media that cast a negative light on all first responders, it was all done for political gain and TV ratings. 

There is also an element of our society that wants to break down the moral fiber of our country by destroying all our time honored values and traditions. 

Some would say it even began earlier with the Rodney King incident in California, a video was shown of the incident that showed police violence, the only problem was the video didn’t show the whole story of what happened before the cameras rolled. Most often, the law breakers have arrest records as long as their arm, that is seldom brought up.

Your police record follows you around, the local police know you and deal with you daily. In most instances, the police will only deal with you if you cause a problem, they have enough issues without going out and looking for  more. The old adage, “If you have the name , you get the Blame” plays well here. Keep your nose clean and in most cases you will not be harassed. If you cause them problems, they without a doubt will be watching you, it only makes sense. 

All of this has created an environment where minorities are favored and assumed innocent without people even giving it a second thought.

You see it every day, in a case such as the Covington school kids being attacked by the Native American, the press’s automatic knee jerk action was to blame the kids, because of a partial video of the incident. When a video surfaced that showed the entire incident it became apparent who was to blame, and when the facts started coming out it was discovered the Native American had never been to Vietnam as he claimed, he was a refrigerator repairman, not that there is anything wrong with being a refrigerator repairman. He was AWOL three times while in the military. He made false claims about the incident, and had committed these very same actions before. 

If the second video hadn’t surfaced, these kids lives could have been ruined forever by this fake news promoted by the media, as the Duke La Cross players lives were affected several years ago. 

In South Africa, where apartheid was such an issue for so many years, the pendulum has swing and is gotten to the point where whites are being persecuted because of their skin color, many are being raped and killed, many have had their land taken from them. I personally know of three families who have left and migrated to the United States because of the violence and threats. 

This issue needs to be addressed, two wrongs don’t make a right. 

Just as white privilege is wrong, if it exists, so is minority privilege, I thought we were supposed to be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. 

We are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty and not tried in the court of public opinion. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

My Kid Said That Part Three

 

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them.
Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages.
“Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out.
“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.

With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered:
“I think it’s Adam’s suit!”
*
The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike
cord as he went.

Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again.
After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered,
“If he gets loose, will he hurt us?”
*
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had enough. “You’re not supposed to talk out loud in church.” “Why? Who’s going to stop me?” Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those two men standing by the door? They’re hushers.”
*
My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo while I asked, “No, how are we alike?” “You’re both old,” he replied.
*
A ten-year-old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible. Then one day
she floored her grandmother by asking, “Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus: the Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?”
*
A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments. They were ready to discuss the last one. The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was.

Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, “Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor’s wife.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Grand Turk: The Beautiful Beach

My photography books.

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

Grand Turk is tiny but beautiful.

Sail Boats in the harbor

Boats in the harbor.

The front door to Grand Turk

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Do We Need A One World Government Or One World Religion

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

Many today believe that to solve the world’s problems we need a one world government or only one religion.

Somehow they believe that one more level of government , a government that is governed on a world level would bring about peace.

How can one more level of corrupt government officials solve anything? It has been proven that the farther removed from the people our governments become, the more corrupt and uncaring they tend to be.

That is why our founders believed in placing most of the power of government in the state and local governments, another level of government would only remove the leaders even more from the people and place more power in the hands of a select few. 

I think most believe a new world order would include combing all religions into one, anyone who believes this hasn’t thought it through. 

We all have different beliefs, and many times in life our beliefs change as we age. We all come to the earth plane to learn different lessons and to experience different realities, If we are to grow spiritually, different beliefs are necessary. None of us is exactly like anyone else, and not one of us believes exactly as someone else believes.

When we study history, we find the idea of one religion failed miserably in Europe many times over.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.