Started actively blogging and freelance writing and quickly discovered that publishing was the easy part. Getting and keeping devoted followers was (and is) extremely hard! But not impossible. This blog is a personal blog, also used for business, attempting to turn my interests into income. It is pretty much freestyle taking advantage of whatever features the blog publishing platform has to offer, share scoops and links to various writings or articles contributed around the web (written by me or others), and offer my opinions and perspectives about politics, religion, history, entertainment, etc. Affiliate advertisements support the blog.
Express Yourself reflects my philosophy of life, which is to "Always reach for heaven". It's what I believe and apply to everything that I do. Reach for heaven. If you touch the moon or the stars, that's not so bad. Is it? :)
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Quote source: Will Durant, Caesar and Christ
The moral of the quote is:
Next time somebody gets up in your face accusing you of stealing their ideas and trying to make them your own, you just respond by saying:
“Hey! I don’t know what you’re talking about! I borrowed the ideas from the Romans!”
If the accuser tries to make a comeback by reminding you that ROME FELL? Just say:
“Look! I’m borrowing the ideas. I ain’t copying and repeating their mistakes!”
Original thoughts? I didn’t say that!
My other blog is called Dispensable Thoughts.
WHY? Cause you can take ‘em or leave ‘em.
YAHOO Finance published an article back in 2011 about Why North Dakota May Be the Best State in the Country to Live In. No argument from me PRO or CON. Perhaps North Dakota is the best state in the country to LIVE IN. But who disagrees that South Dakota is a great place to VACATION?
* Shining a TRAVEL SPOTLIGHT IS ON: Black Hills, South Dakota
A little background about Black Hills:
The Black Hills, called “Paha Sapa” by the Native Americans, is considered sacred ground to many tribes across the country. The Lakota Nation believes all life comes from “Paha Sapa”, and they fought fiercely to protect it during the Indian Wars of the 1800s. One of the most sacred places is Bear Butte in the northern Black Hills. This formation of magma never erupted and looks like a giant sleeping bear. Now a state park, Bear Butte is still used as a place of worship for more than 60 Native American tribes. More than 62,000 Native Americans currently live in South Dakota.
Source: "South DakotaTravel Guide - Wikitravel." Free Worldwide Travel Guides - Wikitravel.Web. 04 Apr. 2011.
· 1874 Gold was found in the Black Hills (part of the “Great Sioux-Reservation” in South Dakota). The government planned a separation from the reservation and an immediate relocation of the inhabitants of this area. This led to the Indian Wars.
· 1876 Little Big Horn: a battle between Indian armed forces (under Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull) and the 7th U.S. cavalry regiment (under Colonel Custer). It was the last and most striking military success for the American Indians.
Mount Rushmore is one of the United States’ most famous attractions for both U.S. citizens and foreigners. This epic sculpture features the faces of four exalted American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. South Dakota’s Black Hills provide the backdrop for Mount Rushmore, the world’s greatest mountain carving. These 60-foot high faces, 500 feet up, lookout over a setting of pine, spruce, birch, and aspen in the clear western air.
South Dakota Tourism at its best is a labyrinth of family fun! Get lost in the Black Hills Maze on your next family vacation. It’s a must stop for family fun and games. Enjoy the outdoor maze and other games for kids and adults.
If you plan on vacation in Black Hills there are some lovely vacation property rentals available. Click here.
Whether or not we agree that North Dakota is the best state to live in and South Dakota is a great place to vacation, I think we can both agree on this salient fact:
Crazy Horse sure wasn’t crazy!
Here is a quote worthy re-quote:
“You might as well answer the door, my child, the truth is furiously knocking.”
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