An American’s Creed

 

American’s creed

I do not choose to be a common man, it is my right to be uncommon.

I seek the opportunity to develop whatever talents God gave me, Not security.

I do not wish to be a melt citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk to dream and to build. To fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my duty for a handout.

I will never cower before any earthly master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid, to think and act myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say this with God’s help, I have done all this.

This is what it means to be an American.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

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The Laws of Nature, or Nature’s God

 

The laws of nature influence every phase of human existence.  Like it or not we are all governed by them in all walks of life. But that doesn’t mean we are held captive to what God thinks, we all have free will, we are controlled by our actions as it relates to our future. When we act in a certain manner, it will determine what we experience in the future.

This influences every aspect of our life. We sow what we reap.

If we treat others badly or spend foolishly, it will come back to bite us sooner or later, it’s a law of nature, there is no getting around it. Some call it karma.

In this day and age, many think they can do or say as they please and there will be no consequences.

In this live and let live society, many think there are no consequences for their actions and others just have to deal with the improper actions they perform, they just have to get over it.

Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. Sooner or later, the chickens will come home to roost.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

Profanity

 

Profanity

One of the major issues today is the blatant use of profanity. At one time, people tried not to use profanity in mixed company or in public. If profanity was used at all, so-called milder terms were used and the real offensive language was never used, some of the stuff used today, I never even heard of when I was a kid.

The only exceptions, if there was an extreme danger or fear, people would often lose their cool and utter words not heard in the public forum.

This is something that has gradually gotten worse over the years until today there are no limits on what or when you may hear something offensive.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

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Fixing The Environment

 

Just as the American Indian over hunted and killed off all the game and would then move on to more productive hunting grounds, allowing the wild game to once again repopulate, so the white man also over hunted and killed all the game.

By the nineteen-fifties, many forms of wildlife had disappeared. At one time Indiana had bear, wolves, eagles, beaver and many other types of wild animals. Because of overhunting and polluted waters almost all game had disappeared except rabbits and squirrels.

Because of increased awareness and better conservation practices, in this day and age, many of the wildlife is once again returning. It is common to once again see eagles, beaver, deer, fox, bear and many other forms of wildlife.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

Gun Control and the Militia

 

An excerpt from my book, “The Wisdom of our Ancestors”

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Gun Control

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed upon.

Unlike in most other countries, our right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed in our constitution. Regardless of what some might think or say, it is an individual right, not a right given to some state or federal military force.

During the time in which our constitution and other founding documents were written, the militia consisted of citizens, not a government police force.

All physically able men, over the age of twenty-one, were automatically enlisted in the militia, it was a citizen police force whose purpose was to protect the rights and lives of the individual against all and every foe, government or otherwise.

The militia was paramount in deciding the fate of our nation; citizen soldiers from the southern states almost single-handedly defeated Cornwallis and drove him to his defeat at Yorktown.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

 

At UPS,Everyone Pulls Their Own Weight

 

An excerpt from my book.

Written By: Gary Wonning

That’s the way it was with new employees, there were no free lunches. We broke the new guys in right, there were no slackers, and everyone at UPS has to earn their keep. In many ways, the drivers were harder on the new employees than management was. If all else failed, we would ostracize them until they fell in line. Once you “Got it”, you were part of the brotherhood.

No slackers were allowed, if the new employee didn’t carry his own weight, the older drivers had to, and we weren’t going to do that. They make the same amount of money as we do; they have to do the same work. Male or female, it didn’t matter, you had to prove yourself.

That’s not to say there wasn’t anyone who would help you, we did, as Dave Koger once said, “Don Stork and Wayne Strimple helped me tremendously until I learned the ropes, if it wasn’t for them, I may not have made it”

Of course, the help always came with good-natured sarcasm and politically incorrect comments, all said within hearing distance of others so everyone could get a good laugh. We all knew the comments would be returned in kind at the proper time. That’s what made us so close and willing to take the so-called harassment. We knew that every morning somebody would say something to fire us up and get us ready for the work day.

God forbid you wear something unusual to work or drive a different kind of car, or heaven forbid a rice burner motorcycle.

I realized at that time, unions only help those that can benefit the cause of the union. I then realized it was every man for himself, never again would I trust the union for anything. The mere fact they were using my dues to donate to political candidates I would never vote for was also a large thorn in my side.

Common Sense for the Modern era.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

Destroying A Society, How the Media is Raping You

The media has no loyalty except to itself and revenue sales.

 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome