This is a two author post. Your very own Alaska Chick and the mighty Master Guide Terry Overly. We are going to be taking our natural positions. Mine is the Dawning of Tomorrow and my Dad of course is the Eve of Destruction.
A whole lotta folks have mentioned to me that they want to hear more from Master Guide Terry Overly. I told him this and asked him to talk about whatever happened to be on his mind. Bringing in the new horses, the trainees, the Spring Grizzly hunts coming up or the amazing Horseback Adventures we have planned for this year, what ever he wanted to talk about with you all.
Sigh. I should know better. I really should.
Dad asked me if there was any way I could have a certain song on here, to accompany his post. Sure, no problem. (head hitting desk, hard)
The “Human Race”. What is wrong with us? Why are we so fearful of each other?
What happened during our original creation, or our evolution, from where whence we came? Our Creator surely did not, would not, have created in the beginning creatures of His image, to be vicious, deceiving, cruel and deceitful.
Look real close at what is going on around you. Take your blinders off, look and listen with an open mind. Stop your high-speed-day-to-day race through life even if it is just for 15 to 20 minutes a day. Watch what is really going on around you.
Listen to what people are really saying. Be a survivor and not the prey. You owe this to yourself, but especially your family, your children and humanity.
I am a professional hunter and trapper. I have lived in the remote interior of Alaska. Living, what most of you would call a survival type of lifestyle. Life to me has always been survival, I know no difference between survival and just living my own life.
As part of my lifestyle I found myself going to sports shows and hunting conventions. I have met some very good human beings in my travels through life as well as some not so good ones. But this is just the contrast life throws out for you to deal with (if you can). If you can cope, then “mission accomplished” and move on through life. This also is survival.
I have been to Washington DC, in the capitol building, where I shook hands with the senators and aides, and resolved issues that were affecting our life here in Chisana.
I have walked slowly by The Wall, The Vietnam Memorial, reading the names of the dead American soldiers that paid the highest price on Earth, THEIR LIVES. More than fifty thousand (58,195) or more served their country and lost their lives doing their duty which was to uphold with honor the orders of their commanding officer, The President of the United States. Did they die in vain?
Amber-Lee, aka Alaska Chick and myself, Master Guide Terry Overly, walked down that long stair way looking at all of those names of America’s best fighting soldiers, some just not more than boys and girls by age, but MEN and WOMEN by the duty they were performing.
Name after name, thousands and thousands of American soldiers names were chiseled in granite. These men died not defending their country, but perpetuating the ideology of the Commander in Chief and his staff.
We are again going down that same road that will, if continued, lead to the eve of destruction of the very moral fibers that founded this great nation, and if these inherent values are allowed to be chipped away by ANY ENTITY whether it be foreign, domestic extraterrestrial, or political, CANNOT BE ALLOWED!
Is there nothing we can do? Or is there just nothing we will do?
Have we as Americans really become that blind or that dependent on the system, any system?
Yes there are things we can do to stop the clock of the eve of destruction.
Be VIGILANT. We have tools use them. Education is a powerful tool. Be informed, take pride in your country. You are an American. Don’t get caught in the “everything is free and easy” trap. Nothing is free, you will pay for it in some way, and someday…!
Be a predator
Be a survivor.
Be on top of your game.
Only you should be in charge of your destiny. This is still the United States of America, and we are still FREE. ~ Master Guide Terry Overly
Ok. Ready for another take on this? (Is it any wonder that I consider you all my lifeline? LOL)
The Dawning of Tomorrow
Not to discount or even completely disagree with my Dad. He is right too often and I am nobody’s dummy. I do see what hurts him. I see what worries him and I know that he shakes his head at humanity, as a whole. He also considers the world and all the little critters in it, his responsibility. He takes his new title and position as a Minister, very seriously.
What I see, differently, is this. We are standing at the dawn of a new day. The internet and all the various Social Media channels give us all ways to connect with each other. Some of my closest friends these days live in places like Romania, France, Ukraine, Australia, London, Iran and there are a few, I am not sure I could spell well enough for the spell check to give me the answer! I speak to most of them every day. We all have that capability at our finger tips.
Doesn’t that excite you?
It does me. Especially considering the people who have become such a huge part of my life over the last three years. Leaders, CEO’s, Ministers, Authors, Chemists, Doctors, Mom’s, Dad’s, rich people, poor people, movie stars, people with debilitating diseases, truck drivers, horse trainers and jockeys, survivors, warriors and young people. Young people, from all over the world. Super young ones just asking questions to high school students pondering what they are going to do for the rest of their lives, college students and military personnel soon to be looking for their own “next.”
Good, smart, enthusiastic people, all of whom have one thing in common. They want to make a difference. From all over the world. With one idea, one goal. To make a difference. To help others, be stronger, smarter and to know, that they too, all those others, are not alone. We are in “this” together and we are the Team.
One right combination of words. One video that just is. One click. We could connect with the whole world and come together. With the understanding, wisdom and experience from our elders and the strength and enthusiasm of the younger generations. Learning from the lessons we have already lived through (like The Wall of names. The Wall is black, yet it is cold. The hair on my forearms and the back of my neck stood on edge, as I walked the length of it with Terry, as the tears left tracks on his face.). Using the amazing technology we have.
Oh, I am not speaking about everyone just loving each other and planting posies and singing and giggling the days away. I am thinking of the knowledge that is no longer shared between people, the so called leaders that only care for themselves and the “stuff”, I am talking about great big brain trusts coming together and finding cures. I am talking about finding water and food for those who don’t have it, homes for people who need them, respect and care for our veterans, I am talking about the good outweighing the bad.
What I am really talking about is getting up, outta bed, off the couch, out of your rut, and actually DOING something. Doing something GOOD. For the dawning of all of our tomorrows and for all of our children’s tomorrows.
Here is what we’re doing…
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