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Hot Tingly but Good for You too

01-06-2018 – What’s the story behind the hot pepper? Well, for one thing, they are nice and quite pleasing to the eye and of course, they are colorful if red is your color and they are full of capsaicin, the stuff that makes them super hot. The best part? They came right out of my […]

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Downtown Salem Turned Ghostly

Having been around this area for a long time and driving by the state capitol I always get the urge to stop and take a few shots of the beautiful state capitol and surroundings. So finally one late afternoon last summer I decided to stop by and check it out.  There was a gorgeous blue […]

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World War II – Lesson Ignored

World War II – Lesson Ignored

This post is simply pointing out some facts about World War II that I find to be quite interesting but deeply disturbing. Just listing a shortlist just to give you an idea of the big picture but a long list could no doubt be wrapped around the globe. Man is a ticking bomb waiting for […]

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How much Home Loan are you qualified for?

If you’re thinking about making a giant leap into the housing market, it’s all good but do you know how much mortgage loan you qualified for? As the pros always remind us, planning now is the key. But what if you just want to get a quick “big picture” of how much housing loan you can […]

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Marae & Friends Annual Golf Shootout

The long-awaited Marae and Friends Annual Golf Shootout took place on 9/9/17 at Oak Knoll Golf Course in Independence, OR. The prize money was a trophy, plus 10% of the pot, and bragging rights. The trophy will be a perpetual one that will be passed around between champions from one year to the next. This year’s champion […]

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Trump’s IQ Test

I’m not going to criticize our President but sometimes you just can’t pretend to ignore things people do or say; take a look at this video for instance and make your own conclusion.

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Marae T-Shirt

Get your t-shirt and help us reach our goal of selling 75 T-Shirts by July 27, 2017. Seventy-Five percent (75%) of proceeds will go to Marae’s fundraising efforts to cover annual expenditures for the club. Follow the link to get yours. There are only two colors at this time with more colors to come later. […]

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Tamron Lens Replacement Follow-up

This is a follow up to my previous entry on the New Tamron Lens. Finally! I received the replacement lens this afternoon and right away I slapped it on my 5d and took it out for a crash test. No “hiccups” and looking through the viewfinder this time was totally crisp with no hint of […]

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Solar Eclipse, Stargazers’ delight or All Hype

I’m having expresso here at a local coffee hangout and there is this loud TV behind me blaring away with the local news and the main story being the potential mayhem that might be brought on by this astronomical phenomenon. The reporter is saying that folks are coming from all across the country and around the […]

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Saint Johns Bridge

This is my favorite bridge in the whole state. It’s so tall and majestic measuring an impressive 400 feet high and about 1200 feet long according to Wikipedia. A really nice park, Cathedral Park is right underneath the bridge on the east bank of Willamette river with boat landing, picnic areas, and an open area […]

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