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John Enfield
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Finally go The Force Unleashed II for the Wii.  Got it for only $5.00 at my local Gamestop.  I've gotten through the first level and into the second one now.  So far, I'm liking it better than the first one.  Better controls, physics and gives you more of a feeling of being powerful while still being a challenge.  The first level was a lot of fun to play with its appearance by Darth Vader and just enough hints to keep you from getting stuck.  I hope I don't get hopelessly stuck on a platforming section of the game like I did in the first game at some point.
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How are the controls? I bought a marvel game I had a blast with my friend on his Xbox but got it for the Wii. I couldn't stand the controls so I took it back because I couldn't stand them. 
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I found a new fun website to make ranked lists of stuff on. It's like Ranker used to be in that it's easy to use and isn't too cluttered with ads and different constantly shifting featured sections on the main screen.
Ten gadgets that, at one glance, you can tell what show, movie, cartoon etc. it is from. These are the gadgets (at least toy versions of them anyway) that every sci-fi fan needs.
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Just got this book from my good friend John Paul Reid himself at Las Vegas Amazing Comic Con.  I can honestly say 'I knew him when...' since he used to teach with my wife in Las Vegas. I'm so looking forward to reading it!
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Fantastic!  Good idea to use plants you already have, especially ones that you realize have been planted in poor spots.  I think you'll be happier with doing this than with just buying everything new.
This year I took a new mindful approach to all areas of my life. For some time, I have been planning a small makeover on the front corner of my garden. It's a very sunny dry spot. I cleared the area last spring, then I...
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It's a little warm here in the Mojave Desert.  Here's how we are coping with it the best we can.
115 Degrees Fahrenheit. In the shade. On the East side of the house. At 5:00 PM CST One could say that is is just a little warm today here in the Mojave Desert on June 21st. This is day three of temperatures over 112 for us...
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Went to Las Vegas Amazing Comic Con yesterday! Had a great time. 
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The bulb of an Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp) flower. Last winter, my sister was given a big bulb as a gift. Not a light bulb, but a flower bulb in a tiny decorative pot with a tag saying "Amaryllis" on it. She gave it to me to...
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That moment when you realize just how little freedom of speech we really have left when you want to reply to a post or a comment on social media but then realize that your comment will be met with scorn and derision for not being politically correct, possibly even removed from the site for violating some policy.
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+John Enfield  That's why I've stopped making some comments on some topics.  Either I get into a debate with someone who has no interest in honest debate (only name-calling), or I get blocked for not being PC. 
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I first started reading the 'Soup' book series by Robert Newton Peck when I was in grade school.  Our tiny little county library in Western Nebraska had most of them.  I was about 9 or 10 when I started reading them.  They were the first 'chapter books' that I can remember reading on my own just for fun. They were also the first books that I can recall really making me laugh, sometimes loud enough for the librarian to have to 'shush' me. :) 

I've recently re-read most of them thanks to my wonderful wife finding them on Amazon and getting them for me for my birthday.  They are still hilarious and still make me laugh.  Peck has that rare gift of writing stories that are not only fit for both kids and adults to read, but that anybody can relate to and enjoy at some level. 

The books are semi-autobiographical (with, no doubt, times when he 'stretches the truth just a little bit' as Mark Twain was wont to do.)  They are reminiscences of the times some fun, some not so fun, that he spent with his best friend Luther Wesley Vinson who preferred to be called 'Soup'.  They take place in the 1920's in a tiny Vermont town that in some ways, was a lot like the tiny cowtown that I grew up near.  Despite the setting, which may be about as relatable to some readers as Camelot would be, there is so much warmth and humor in these books that I recommend them to anyone, even if they aren't nostalgic for 'the good ole days'. 

In my opinion, what makes a book a great book, or even a favorite one, is that you can read it more than once and still enjoy it.  Peck's Soup books certainly qualify.                                                                                          
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The temptation to make a snap identification of a plant is tough to resist. Especially when you think you know what it is.  I've been reminded of the importance of double checking and studying plants I'm asked to identify by this situation.  Fortunately, I wasn't horribly far off and the management practices for what I thought it was are nearly identical to those of what it actually is. Still, it is bad to misidentify plants, especially to clients. Fortunately, the client that this tree belongs to is understanding and isn't upset.
What is this tree? The following is a cautionary tale. Don't let this happen to you. When I first started caring for this property, I was asked "What kind of tree is this big shade tree?" Rather than taking the time ...
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Freelance writing, tutoring, gardening, computer building and repair,
Explaining complex things in easy to understand ways; Turning ideas and goals into reality; Solving problems; Writing down exactly what I'm thinking or feeling in compelling ways.
  • ETA-International
    Nevada Representative, 2015 - present
    Discuss the benefits of membership at local events; Set up displays; Proctor Certification Exams;
  • Springs Preserve
    Docent, 2008 - present
    Volunteer to maintain the garden areas; answer questions of visitors
  • Enfield Enhanced Environs
    Co-Owner, 2015 - present
    Consult, plan, design, install and maintain indoor and outdoor home and business improvements; Care for plants in a holistic and Earth friendly way; Make the personality and interests of the people who live and work in a space become part of that space.
  • Tufel Media
    Social Media Manager, 2012 - 2015
    Manage and curate social media pages for individuals and companies; Develop and maintain social contact with customers of those companies; write articles and blog entries for Tufel Media's pages.
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
    Sales Associate, 2006 - 2007
    Electronics Sales
  • CompUSA
    Service Writer, 2009 - 2009
    Interact with customers at Computer Repair Desk to process repair orders.
  • Circuit City
    Sales/Product Flow, 2010 - 2011
    Recover sales floor; unload trucks; Organize Backstock; answer customer questions.
  • Blockbuster LLC
    Associate, 2006 - 2006
    Process rentals and recommend movies and games.
  • Datanamics
    Telephone Tech Support, 2009 - 2009
    Manage Internet communications in hotels around the country; help hotel guests with Internet connectivity problems.
  • College of Southern Nevada
    Student Worker, 2011 - 2011
    Help set up and maintain experiments in greenhouses.
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Rangeland Management Specialist, 2000 - 2006
    Consult, plan and supervise conservation projects with private landowners and various other agencies; educate the public about conservation issues and general life sciences subjects; Led a team of fellow NRCS employees to conduct a Natural Resources Inventory across Oklahoma to improve GIS and other database information; Proctored highs school students in the National Land Judging Contest;
  • Enfield Ranch Co.
    Ranch Hand, 1988 - 2000
    Raise corn, alfalfa, sorghum, beef cattle, chickens etc.; Build and repair barbed wire fence; Maintain water wells and stock tanks; ride horses to wrangle cattle; repair tractors and other equipment; help monitor rangeland health to determine proper stocking rates and cattle movement; etc.
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Las Vegas, NV
Pawhuska, OK - Fairview, OK - Fargo, ND - Streeter, ND - Arthur, NE - Lincoln, NE
Christian, Expert Gardener, Freelance Writer, Gamer, Movie Buff, Learning Enthusiast
I took Ornamental Horticulture classes at CSN in Las Vegas. Before that, I was a Rangeland Management Specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for five years.  I consulted with landowners, designed conservation plans, specified work to be done and supervised the work in all sorts of projects from erosion control to tree plantings to wildlife habitat enhancement to wetland restoration and more on cropland, grassland, woodland, and even rural landscaping around buildings.   Planning on having a unique interior/exterior design and landscaping business someday. I also have a lot of experience with writing, editing, blogging, consulting and repairing computers.  I've also worked in retail recovering store rooms and sales floors as well as in recommending the products and services to customers that actually met their wants and needs rather than whatever the stores were currently pushing.  Some of my managers didn't like it, but some of them came around when they saw how much the customers loved me and were starting to ask for me by name when they came back to the store.

Update!  I am graduating from CSN this year (2015) with a Certificate of Achievement in Ornamental Horticulture with a focus on Landscape Management.  The landscaping business I thought of is developing into a holistic, Earth friendly, whole property improvement and maintenance business.  God's always led me to help other people, and this is the best way I can do it with the education and experiences He's led me through.
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  • Community College of Southern Nevada
    Ornamental Horticulture, 2011 - 2015
    Traditional Plant ID and Care; Xeric Plant ID and Care; Plant Propagation; Arboriculture (tree care); Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition; Integrated Pest Management; Annual Color Concepts (designing displays and planting beds using annual flowers); Irrigation Management and Design; Turfgrass Management; Plant Pathology; Intro to Acting (gotta be a well-rounded student you know) etc.
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Range Science and Agronomy, 1992 - 1996
    Plant Taxonomy (the art and science of identifying plants using dichotomous keys and physical characteristics); Soil Science; Field Agronomy (raising grain and other crops); Natural Resources Policy; Animal Science; Macro and Micro Economics; Business Math; Physics (especially as they relate to irrigation, machinery and other practical applications); Seed Science; Organic Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Performing Arts (more culture stuff); Great Plains Anthropology; Scientific Greek and Latin; etc.
  • Arthur County High School
    Trying to Figure Out What I Wanted to Be When I Grew Up, 1989 - 1992
    Your general High School classes except that I also took Choir; Band (saxophone); Art (from an award winning painter); One Act Theater; Debate and Persuasive Speaking; Wood Shop/Home Ec. (when I was in school, both girls and boys had to take one semester of each); Beginning French; Programming in BASIC; etc. I also learned a great deal outside of school through the 4-H program in which I tried almost every project group they had except for showing livestock.
  • TechSkills-Las Vegas
    Information Technology CompTIA certs, 2006 - 2007
    Desktop and Laptop PC repair, upgrading and building; The basics of programming in C++ and other such programs; Network Administration; Wireless Technologies; etc.
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My wife have recently been to Bighorn Law's office in what we like to call 'Real Las Vegas'. This office is not in one of the McMansion populated, planned, fake communities on the edge of town like a lot of law offices are. This one is located on the North end of Eastern in a little strip mall next to a smoke shop and a bail bonds office. It's a bit like the TARDIS on Doctor Who as it looks tiny from the outside and in the waiting room, but once you are invited back, it seems to go on and on. There are more rooms inside for offices and meetings than you'd think there could be. It is nothing fancy and has a 'just moved in' feel to it, but it seems to have everything that is necessary. I like that about it. It's not ostentatious like many law offices are and I hope they keep it that way. They did have some fairly nice leather couches in the waiting room and decent office chairs in the lawyer's office that we went into, but that was about the limit of the fanciness. The best thing about visiting this office was the people who work there. The receptionist and Yvette, the office manager, were very welcoming and made us feel at ease, offering us a choice of drinks and snacks and chatting with us as if we were over at their house for a visit. We talked with Daniel, one of the lawyers in the firm who was working on our case. He really seemed to know his business and was professional while at the same time did a great job of being friendly and a bit comforting in a way. He knew we were nervous and set our minds at ease, answering our questions and explaining the whole process. He had a way of helping us remember what we needed to for the case that made us relax rather than get upset. It was as if we were chatting about some movie we had seen that he hadn't yet. I hope you never need an attorney as the reasons why usually aren't any fun at all, but if you do, I hope you wind up working with these guys at this office.
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