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Outdoor Truths: Don’t hold tightly to material things

I have to admit, I like watching fishing on TV. Not the everyday programs, but tournament fishing. The Bass Masters Classic is one of my favorites. In those shows you really get to see different techniques and strategies that are used, and which ones may work best on that particular day and in a particular…

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Ridge Runner Chronicles: The Speech Police Are At It Again

By Bill Hoagland I wrote a column several weeks ago regarding Stanford University’s list of prohibited words and phrases. You might think I am “beating a dead horse” by continuing to talk about this list of prohibited words and phrases which, by the way, includes the phrase, “beating a dead horse,” but the truth is…

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Week of Jan. 18, 2022: Cards and Contemplations

Reach for the sky XVII The Star, VII The Chariot, X of Presents, XIII Death Merry meet, dear readers. Before you continue, take note: Tarot is for everyone, no matter your walk of life. While the cards have their own singular meanings, tarot is also largely intuitive and the meanings can change; no two tarot…

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Ridge Runner Chronicles – January 18, 2023

Will Afghans Get Deported? By Bill Hoagland I don’t know about you but to me, the manner in which we withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021 was a national disgrace. Sure, we managed to get 85,000 Afghans evacuated and eventually 76,000 of those refugees were granted a temporary status here in the US, but we…

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Outdoor Truths – January 18, 2023

God Always Heals I’m always excited about the times I get to go on an extended hunting or fishing trip. The expectations are always high and the opportunity to go with a friend makes the miles pass quickly and the laughs come in abundance. I just returned from my final deer hunting trip of the…

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Outdoor Truths – January 11, 2023

You matter to God A beautiful buck came out about sixty yards to my right. Just by the size of his rack, I knew he was a good deer – a definite ten-pointer. I didn’t have much time to gather myself for a good shot because he wasn’t going to stay around long. When I…

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Ridge Runner Chronicles – January 11, 2023

Is Betelgeuse About to Explode? One of the nice things about astronomy is that there is no end to being fascinated and humbled by what we discover anytime we explore outer space from the comfort of our computers.   Intellectually, it is a great way to get away from earthly issues and no matter how smart…

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Week of Jan. 11, 2022: Cards and Contemplations

Don’t let a few clouds rain on your happiness King of Pentacles, IV of Wands, Queen of Swords, Ace of Wands Reversed Merry meet, dear readers. Before you continue, take note: Tarot is for everyone, no matter your walk of life. While the cards have their own singular meanings, tarot is also largely intuitive and…

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Week of Jan. 4, 2023: Cards and Contemplations

Feel and experience emotion, but don’t let it control you Page of Cups Reversed, II of Pentacles Reversed, III Empress Merry meet, dear readers. Before you continue, take note: Tarot is for everyone, no matter your walk of life. While the cards have their own singular meanings, tarot is also largely intuitive and the meanings…

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Ridge Runner Chronicles

Stanford’s Elimination of “Harmful” Language By Bill Hoagland I have always felt that Stanford University symbolized the highest standards for a quality college education. So I was dismayed by a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that described an attempt at Stanford to eliminate language that Stanford administrators regard as “harmful.” It did not…

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