Young fella, if you’re looking for trouble, I’ll accommodate ya.” – As Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 film True Grit,

I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.” – As J.B Books in the 1976 film The Shootist ,

Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” – As the Ringo Kid in the 1939 film Stagecoach

I’ve made over 250 pictures and have never shot a guy in the back. Change it.” – Statement made by John Wayne while shooting the 1976 film The Shootist

All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.”- As Capt. Rock Well Torrey in the 1965 film In Harm’s Way

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway

Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.

I’ve always followed my father’s advice he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.

– John Wayne



DONALD TRUMP, How To Get RichIf you’re thinking already, you might as well think big.

In my life, there are two things I’ve found I’m very good at: overcoming obstacles and motivating good people to do their best work.” (New York Magazine, 1987)

One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people — I categorize them as life’s losers — who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability, they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.” (“Trump: The Art of the Deal,” 1987)

Living your words, walking your talk, and talking your walk. (“Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich and Why Most Don’t,” 2011)

You know the funny thing, I don’t get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.” (“Good Morning America,” 2011)
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government. I’d want to change that.” (The Advocate, 2000)


It looks like the story is not going to go anywhere, but I can’t blame anyone but myself.
I joined the lessons on Blogging 101 but did not stay with it. My reasons pale next to why.
I saved all lessons and will actually do them. We all have things happening in our lives on
a daily basis and dealing with everything can be quite a chore, but in the end, it builds our

My Thoughts


Blogging 101

Blogging 101 – MY Story

In my younger days my Dad had a wandering soul. While growing up I don’t think we lived in one place more than
three years. My school years were from one school to another. I did get to spend the last three years of High School
in my home town of Bishop California and graduated in 1957.
I got married in 1964 and am still married to the same woman 51 years later and still in good health. We traveled a
lot for work in different places, I have had several jobs, but the ones that stand out for me are, a carpet cleaning
business I had in Sacramento Ca in which I met a lot of interesting people. The second is in La Canada Ca I worked at
The Sport Chalet which I really enjoyed. One of the other job was outside of Reno Nv, it was called Titanium West and I
worked my way up to melter. Another job I enjoyed. Soda Springs Id I worked in a mine. That was where I learned what it
was like to be cold. But I learned a lot and enjoyed the mining business and from there we moved to Elko, NV where I worked
in a Gold Mine as a driller.
I retired and moved to Paso Robles Ca and live in a senior apartments.
I now have a lot of time so I have played around with blogs, never got any traffic but enjoyed doing them. I
never really knew what I was doing and I seen the Blogging 101 class and decided to go for it. Here I hope to learn the
right way to blog