The Wiccan Rede
Bide the Wiccan Laws we must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust. Live and let live. Fairly take and fairly give. Cast the Circle thrice about To keep the evil spirits out. To bind the spell every time Let the spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak little, listen much. Deosil go by the waxing moon, Chanting out the Witches' Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, Chanting out the baneful rune. When the Lady's moon is new, Kiss the hand to her, times two. When the moon rides at her peak, Then your heart's desire seek, Heed the North wind's mighty gale, Lock the door and drop the sail. When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the West, Departed souls will have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast. Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be the Lady's tree, Burn it not or cursed you'll be. When the Wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the Wheel has turned to Yule, Light the log and the Horned One rules. Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree, By the Lady, blessed be. Where the rippling waters go, Cast a stone and truth you'll know. When ye have a true need, Hearken not to others' greed. With a fool no season spend, Lest ye be counted as his friend. Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind the Threefold Law you should, Three times bad and three times good. When misfortune is enow, Wear the blue star on thy brow. True in Love ever be, Lest thy lover's false to thee. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do what ye will.
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Oh my what a deep reaching subject. David and I could really get deep in this subject, with thoughts and ideas that would just blow you all away. But it is certainly a subject that is as old as time. You could spend your entire life just studying on the subject or "Horology" and never have a total scope of it all. Can you remember when you first were taught what time was? My father taught me how to till time, by the 24 clock. I remember in school there was a 24 hour clock on the wall just behind the teachers desk. Why did we have to say it was xx "O'Clock"? On the question of why we say xx"O'Clock" it is where the current time is in relation to the top of the hour. Example : 3 O'Clock is 3 hours past 12 O'Clock.
Later in life I was fascinated by H.G. Wells book which was turned into a 1960 movie, with Rod Taylor. "The Time Machine". I was in high school, when I saw this movie 10 years later and H.G. Wells wrote this book back before the turn of the century in 1895. Here is the pdf version of the book "The Time Machine". I never get tired of reading this book or watching the 1960 movie version of this great book by H.G. Wells. Of course H.G. Wells had many other great books. He left a great wealth of reading and has inspired many others.
One of my favorite quotes:
"There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it."
(The Time Traveler - Chapter One, Pg. 3)
Much of my material comes from the internet. Wikipedia being my main source, and this link.
Monday, December 28, 2009
In both the book and the movie, the story is set nine years after the failure of the Discovery One mission to Jupiter. A joint Soviet-American crew, including Heywood Floyd from 2001, on the Soviet spaceship Alexei Leonov (named after the famous cosmonaut) arrives to discover what went wrong with the earlier mission, to investigate the monolith in orbit around the planet, and to resolve the disappearance of David Bowman. They hypothesize that much of this information is locked away on the now-abandoned Discovery One. The Soviets have an advanced new "Sakharov" drive which will propel them to Jupiter ahead of the American Discovery Two, so Floyd is assigned to the Leonov crew.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I might even can do this. Well I can hope. Now I know David would love this... Oh here is a link to buy you One at Amazon.
Well tell me what you think...
The QChord playing my favorite song....
One day I be Qchording with the best!
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This post is the least I could do for my dear friends the Wendell family, in memory of a Great Dad. I know DAD will be greatly missed.by all that knew HIM well. I only wish I could do more for you David and Tam. It has been a few days since I spoke to ya all, I do pray for David and Tam - Daily. May YHWH be with ya always. May ya find peace in the Holidays coming. I pray for your safe and tender return to all of us that are missing you here and in Paltalk,.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Our Friends can bridge that gap with what we have in our hearts and minds, that touch.
For each of us.that share we only grow better in Friendship has our heart touch. to hearts..
Check out these articles and discussions on PSE TAC 15
Guns and Hunting .com
American Hunter .org
Crossbow Nation.com Community on PSE Crossbows
Archerytalk.com has the latest talk on TAC15's
Monday, December 21, 2009
I have been using Windows Live Writer- but they updated they software and now I can not write my blogs with picture... I get an error 403. (But I have also notice several post that mention other people can not get pictures or video to transfer to Blogger.com) So I am writing this post with the buit in software, that Blogger provides, which is nothing like what I am used to and a real pain to use!
Great news I have now reached over 8,000 view Yeah!! - Andy
Friday, December 18, 2009
This has to be the crossbow of all crossbows. Just look at this baby! This video review is so hot you will break out in sweat before know it… Can PSE top this!
The PSE TAC 15 has taken the crossbow market by storm. The ability to convert any standard AR 15 lower into the most accurate and powerful crossbow on the market, the PSE TAC 15 has become an instant favorite for hunters and AR enthusiasts. But what if you don't have an AR 15 lower? Now all the revolutionary features and benefits of the PSE TAC 15 are available in the new PSE TAC 15i. Featuring a fully adjustable stock and crisp trigger, the PSE TAC 15i is sure to be the hottest hunting crossbow in the woods.
Axle to-Axle: 17" at brace, 12" at full draw
Kinetic Energy: 153-145 ft-lbs (425 grain bolt)
Lock Time: 12 milliseconds (trigger-to-bolt release from string)
Mass Weight : 8.0 lbs
Peak Weight: 155 lbs
Speed : 402-392 fps (425 grain bolt)
WARNING: PSE TAC arrows are the only approved projectiles for the TAC series of crossbows. PSE TAC15 pricing is sweet! Order one today.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My little Bro at Bushcraft on Fire tuned me in to a fantastic web page. Yep you guessed it Topsknives.com. I guess the slogan they use really cuts to the chase. It has special meaning to me since I am, “Once a Marine Always a Marine”. And their slogan “Special Ops Trust Tops Cause They’re Hard to the Core”, and I read in “Corps” since I am a Marine Corps trooper through and through. I snatched this picture off their site. Are you drooling yet? Continue….
You really need to stop by and check out Mike’s site. I definitely made some last minute changes to my Santa list and “faxed” it to his emergency update listings. In my quest to find the “right stuff” axes, it may be right here.
One of the goodies is the ATAX, a multi-purpose tool. that is the “bomb”. Just look at this picture and “DROOL”.
Even if I was not big into living off the land this ‘tool” would find it’s way into my kitchen! For stocking stuffers check out the ACCESSORIES & SHEATHS page it was something for everyone here. I have my eyes on a Black SERE Belt and the Drop Leg Knife Rig. Of course there is the “what you get for someone that has everything” gift, the Survival Neck Wallet, just perfect for when your are in a tight spot Thank you David from Bushcraft on Fire and Mike from Topsknives for clueing me in… Perhaps I will be able to give you a “Up Close and Personal” review in the future.
I am taking my blood pressure meds… still not sure why I my Left Foot and Leg is swelling again. The swelling went down for about a week but I had swelling in the back of my head for 3 days. So this is the 3rd or 4th time in the past few months. If anybody has had the same problems, please let me know. My BP is setting at 140/95 currently.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
So I have two nice blades so what is next? An axe, hatchet, tomahawk or maybe a saw and not to forget a machete, which I have covered earlier. First I will show a video I found where you can make a nice bucksaw in the woods.
Next lets talk about an axe or hatchet. One name seems to stand out more than any other among the bushcraft community is “Wetterlings” they have 3 great sizes to choose from. Go over to Northwest Woodsman and take a peek. They also offer a nice folding bucksaw. Below is a video that shows a video that explains the reason they are so popular.
Next I found a video that does a comparison of a few tools.
So I really do not have an exact answer, this is where I would have to lean towards what my Friend and Bro. would have to say. But with a good knife, axe and saw I would say you could pretty much handle anything you would come across. David and Tam do a wide array of bushcraft videos, if you have not visited their website you really need to. They are a true blessing in every way. Just wished I was there “living off the land”, Back to GOD and his Country. Just a small note to the person that really got me involved in the love of Bushcraft was Bradford Angier. I wish I could have meet him. He and his wife Vena truly transformed my whole life when I was in high school and discovered his books in the library. I wished I could own his first four books that told their story of their great adventure to Canada to escape the “Rat Race” and live a cleaner and healthier life style that we all but have forgotten. I believe that David and Tam have found that life style. And they do bless us with a peek into that world…
- At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today (1951)
- How To Build Your Home in The Woods (1952)
- Living Off the Country: How to Stay Alive in the Woods (1956)
- On Your own in the Wilderness (1958)
Thanks Brad and Vena, may you rest in peace as your books continue to inspire us and remind us of who we are and where we need to be…
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well This has been an issue now since I lost my job due to a work related injury, back in Sept 2007. Yes work took care of me till a reached a point where the attending Doctor decided I was not going to get well enough to return back to work. Here in the state of Alabama, all Workman Comp stops paying any and all benefits. Not able to get a job due to the injury, I am forced into waiting on Social Security benefits. It is now December of 2009. Of course No job, No money left, No insurance. I am living with my elder parents, trying to help them as much as I can, now they totally support me. They provide food and shelter, they certainly can not do anymore while they live off of Social Security as well.
What do I do if I become seriously ill or sick?
What kind of burden will I become?
My left leg and foot was swollen for two weeks. It is better now and now I just found a lump or swelling on the backside of my head and just above my left ear. Doctors ruled out any problems earlier while I had insurance. They said it was nothing to worry about when they thought they saw something. In fact the doctors basically said I was health has a horse. Though I still had problems they could not figure out, like syncope and high blood pressure and other things they dismiss. That was Jul/Aug of 2008. I have bad headaches off and on, but now this… I have placed an ice pack on my head hoping it might help reduce the swelling. I do not want to alarm my parents. I certainly do not want to burden them either. I am alert and can still function. So it is not an emergency, so I can not go to the hospital. I can not go to the doctors, I am sure I owe more bills that I have long forgotten about.
I am praying… taking my blood pressure meds, taking meds for my headaches, and continue to apply an ice pack, without alerting my folks. maybe its all in my head and there is nothing really wrong with me.
I will keep this blog posted on any changes. If not I was wrong. I only hope my family understand that I was tired of being a burden. My maybe Sharon got out before she had to deal with one more heartache. And maybe GOD is solving my heartbreak. I have tired to tell my daughters I love them. I always have and will even with my last breath. Life was hard and not fair, and that harden theirs hearts as well.
I served my Country and my Corps, worked all my life, tried to be a Good Son, Husband, and Father. Only to fall between the cracks of the system waiting for the benefits I earned, and failing to get them NOW when I need them. GOD Bless you all. May America climb out of the shame we have fallen into, and be as great as she once was.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Ok I confess! I am a very BIG fan of Sandra Bullock… Her latest movie “The Blind Side” to me is by far one of the best. It is heart felt! I will find it hard for Sandra Bullock to do better than this… but she does each time. A true actress in very sense of the word. Please do not let me diminish the performance of the other actors and actresses in this film, they in themselves performed all very well. If this film does not gain a hand full of awards or not giving an award to Sandra Bullock for this film then I feel that no other film should even be considered this year. Way to go Sandra… Thank you so very much, Sandra.will Love ya always… Enjoy!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
The Grover Rocket Stove link is here.
• Stands about 18 inches tall.
• Weighs 16 lbs. and is made entirely of steel
• Steel handles for easy portability.
• Portable fun for the kids to cook hot dogs, or to boil water, or cook serious meals.
• Extremely efficient, you can cook a meal with extremely small amount of wood.
• Three steel legs on the Grover Rocket Stove for solid balancing wherever you are.
• Burns extremely efficiently, and is easy to carry with two handles.
Friday, December 4, 2009
When you place yourself in HIS hands and give it all to HIM… just watch his Power. Get Flywheel.
People talk about the past as a memory, the future as a dream to come, and the present is reality of now…
AS for me I do not remember as much of the past as I should, the present is but a fleeting moment that becomes the past in a blink of an eye, and the future is always out of touch, not ours alone to control. As long as we are in these human vessels we will never be able to retain all the past that is why we are always at risk to repeating the past, we can not hold the moment due to it’s fleeting nature, and the future is just not ours to control alone. (I personally tried.) Our YHWH, our GOD, has the control or all the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE. HE can wipe out the PAST, hold the PRESENT and control the FUTURE. He has no limits to the time line, so place your FAITH in HIM. So it makes prefect sense to place all that your are and will ever be in HIS hands. HE can steer us away from the past allow us to touch and feel the present and follow a path to the future. We must seek HIS plan for ourselves, for we have no idea what the future holds. I have been to busy telling HIM what I wanted and not listening to HIM. I have been more worried if HE was listening to ME. I am that lost lamb, which HE has left the flock to find, I just need to stay where he puts me!! HIS will not mine. Having a “will” is only great when we surrender it to HIM or LOVE HIM. He was us to choose HIM. Once we become one with HIM there is no past or future, just HIS PRESENCE. Choose HIS will, so that THY will be done. Sing HIS prayer from your heart.
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
This is a great knife. the Becker Campanion knife look at this video. great food kitchen and wilderness use.
I also enjoy the Becker BK-11 Necker knife. Always have it with me.
Thinking about buying the belt clip for the sheath for about $8.00 Part # KB08-1480CLIP.