The Washington Monument, Washington D.C.

 

During a recent trip to Washington D.C., I hope the pleasure of visiting the Washington Monument.

Fashioned like obelisks of the ancient world, most especially Egypt. It can be seen from miles around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Tall on the Washington Mall, it is a beacon for freedom around the world

In the midst of a major city, it is a symbol of America’s greatness and culture

As seen from the World War Two Memorial.

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.

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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Let’s Make America Great Again

 

Let’s Make America Great Again

We have a president that was elected on the premise that we needed to make America great again.

How do we do that, how does every one of us, regardless of our station in life do what is necessary to make this great country once again live up to its highest potential? 

Obviously, not everyone can stand behind a podium and speak to thousands, most can’t write or influence thousands of  people through their actions or words. 

They don’t have to, all the individual needs to do is to try and set a good example for those in their circle of influence, those people they come in contact with every day, family and friends.

No one is perfect and we don’t always speak and act in the proper manner, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying, as long as we have good intentions, our motives are valid. 

Each and every one of us should live up to the morals, values, and principles that made this country great, those Judeo-Christian values this country was founded on and have supported our country through the ages.

We don’t need to influence millions of citizens if each and every one of us only influence a few people, our actions will have a ripple effect that will be unstoppable.

In order to make our country great again, we need to make ourselves great again.

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

Masonry and Dogma

An Excerpt from the best selling book by Robert Lomas: The Lost Keys of Masonry

Freemasonry, by forbidding religious discussion at its meetings will not allow a Masonic theological doctrine to develop.’ I found this an important statement, as it goes well beyond simply forbidding the discussion of religion and politics, which had been in force since the adoption of Anderson’s Constitutions. It shows an awareness of Masonic dogma being inadvertently created if points of religious agreement were discussed in lodge. My personal experience of dogma, at the hands of various Sunday School teachers, had left me highly sensitive to the danger of it. Here I now found a strong statement of the religious tolerance at the heart of Masonic regulation.

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

Masonry and the United States

 

It is my belief masonry prepared what is now the United States to be the last and greatest bastion of freedom on earth. Many years before Christopher Columbus discovered America, the last Knights Templars, descendants of a long line of Masonic like orders, possibly came here after fleeing France because of persecution.

There is strong evidence that several refuge Knights Templars escaped France and death by first fleeing to Scotland and then to North America. Evidence found in the northeastern United States, as well as Canada, and even into such places as modern day Minnesota and Illinois substantiate this.

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

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

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

Major Wolf and Masonry in the Civil War

 

During the Civil War, Confederate Major Enoch Obid Wolf (1829-1910) served with Ford’s Battalion Arkansas Cavalry, Company C. In 1863 he was captured by the Union forces.

He was taken prisoners and along with six other was to be shot in retaliation for the shooting of a Union officer.

Major Wolf, a Freemason, cut a piece from his cane and fashioned a masonic ring from it.

His masonic brothers went to work with a zeal that is only known to a worthy brother in distress and wired to Washington and as a consequence President Lincoln issued a reprieve that arrived just as the firing squad were loading their weapons.

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