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Mr. John Cleese comes about as close to summing up how I feel myself about political correctness as any celebrity probably ever has. 
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Our new blog post is all about enjoying the beauty that becomes much more apparent after a nice, long rain. It's such a welcome sight to see, especially in the desert.
Living in an arid place, like the Mojave Desert, really makes me appreciate and celebrate rain more than I ever have anywhere else. In Eastern Oklahoma and Nebraska, most Springs (except for the droughts of course) were so r...
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Ah! If ONLY politicians still believed that. Now, they consider it their job to rob us of every dime they can so they can appropriate it to whatever they think will help them keep or gain more power and popularity without bothering to make sure they don't waste any of it and without bothering actually ask us, the people they allegedly represent, what we'd like them to do with it through some sort of ballot or something meaningful like that.
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Catclaw acacia Acacia greggii This will grow into a large shrub that has the ability to grow to be about 40 feet tall, but in our Mojave Desert climate, usually never gets any bigger than about 15 feet. It is native to the ...
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April showers bring May flowers....and they also bring wind and wind damage.  Time to carefully prune the shrubs so the wind damage doesn't cause even worse problems for the wall, fence, porch and even the shrubs themselves.
Time to get prepped up for surgery We're back from a long winter of debilitating shoulder pain stemming from a past car accident. After trying everything else, I finally relented and agreed to let the specialists I've been s...
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Looking forward to #StarWarsDay tomorrow. Going to a film festival with my wife at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas. The festival is free. Hard to be that! 
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This is pretty much what it's come to.  We humans were made by God to worship Him and have a relationship with Him.  Worship is in our very nature.  If we decide not to worship God, we'll just substitute something else.  Some people even worship the Earth itself, even in our present day. They are called environmentalists, evolutionists, naturalists etc. The ironic thing is, they think they are being scientists and many actually claim to be against any kind of religion even though what they are doing is a religion of its own. 

You can tell when it's gotten to the religious cult level and is no longer actually real science when you can't convince a worshiper of some particular branch of this cult that they might be wrong.  Real scientists are always considering alternative theories and trying to learn from what others have observed or discovered. They never settle on one theory or idea as being the 'right' that can't be questioned.
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Well, Earth is  a god, little "g," but in any case we're not to worship the Creation, but the Creator.
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Planted some new native and naturalized desert plants from a great sale that they have at the Nevada Forest Service Nursery twice a year. The one in Las Vegas is located at Floyd Lamb State Park on the North end of town.

Got them in the ground just in perfect timing too. It's been cool the last few days and is forecast to continue for the next week or so. It rained lightly the day after I planted them too. Perfect!
Catclaw acacia Acacia greggii This will grow into a large shrub that has the ability to grow to be about 40 feet tall, but in our Mojave Desert climate, usually never gets any bigger than about 15 feet. It is native to the ...
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Transplanting is always so hard on plants.  Nice that the weather cooperated.
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I'd like to recommend one of the best dramas on Netflix now, 'Turn: Washington's Spies'.  It is one of those rare movies or series set in Colonial America and it is very well done.  The costumes, buildings, weapons etc. all appear to be period correct and most of the actors even manage to behave the way people did then.  There are some great performances, including Ian Kahn's riveting take on George Washington. I almost wish he was the main character because he's so great in this.  His Washington is more deep and complex than most of the very few portrayals we've gotten to see in TV shows and movies.  He also is a dead ringer for the part, looking just like the portraits we see of the real man. 

All of the main parts are played really well.  Angus Macfayden is in top form here doing what he does best as Robert Rogers. He gets to go even more bat-crazy in this show than he ever did in Braveheart.

Samuel Roukin's Major Simcoe is the classic vile villain that I love to hate. He makes his dastardly private and battlefield behavior all the more delightfully abhorrent in his almost schizophrenic turns to acting the perfect gentleman and even wooer in public and with the ladies. 

In fact, I love that about many characters in this show. It's not just about turning people from one side of the war to the other, but about how they take turns in their behavior depending on the circumstances.  Simcoe is the extreme example, but many characters have a surprisingly soft or sophisticated side that we sometimes get to see when they aren't trying to be the person they think everyone else expects them to be.  This duality is rarely pulled off effectively in TV shows and actors tend to make their characters the same all the time.

The show is set in the American Revolution of the 1700's and is about espionage - so there are some scenes of fighting and of showing characters actually engaging in the more 'spy movie' type activities like passing encrypted messages, sneaking around, getting interrogated etc. but most of the show is more personal and is about  a family and a small town that gets divided by the war.  They manage to avoid making it yet another boring soap opera type thing with some amazing acting, settings that are fresh (since 1700's period pieces aren't a dime a dozen these days) and punctuating the drama with action and dashes of humor. 

Whether you know much about American history or not, I think you'd like this show.
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After years of struggling with one retail job after another and still not having anything to show for it, I finally gave up on it and decided to start my own business.  Shortly after I started researching everything I needed to run a landscaping/gardening/property design business (which has long been a dream of mine but I kept putting it off until that magical 'someday' when I have enough money saved up - realized that will never happen and that you can just start small and go from there), I was involved in an auto accident that tore my left rotator cuff.  I'm recovering from it now, but it's taking a long time.  I can gradually do more and more each day, but I still can't put a real full day's worth of work in before the pain is just too unbearable. 

So, as you can probably imagine, I can't line up enough clients to make this new venture pay off yet since I can't work very much.  Fortunately, my wife is an excellent gradeschool teacher who is living her dream already and loves her job.  It was actually her idea that I stay home and get properly healed up and focus on my physical therapy before I re-injure my shoulder. 

So now, I'm a 'stay at home husband'.   Sort of a 'stay at home dad' since we have our terrier to care for and I check on my grandma very frequently who lives in the same neighborhood we do.  She and my sister say they are still my clients since I take care of their yards and houses and have been trying out a lot of my home improvement and gardening ideas on them.  

I do almost all of the housework for my grandma and sister plus our own stuff for my wife and I and I do the home and yard maintenance.  With my current condition, it's almost more than I can handle and they are always reminding me to take it easy and don't overdo it.  That's tough for a guy who is used to working hard all day. 

Anyway, long story short: I've got a ton of free time on my hands now while I'm healing up and I'm bursting at the seams with ideas for improving landscapes, gardens and other living spaces based on classes I've taken at University of Nebraska Lincoln, College of Southern Nevada (in Las Vegas where I live now) and years of gardening experience.  Feel free to ask me anything.  Chances are, I'll either already know it, or I'll know where to research it.
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Thanks for joining our homemaking community - sorry to hear of your accident and thanks for the kind offer of sharing the benefit of your experiences with the community :) 
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This article summarizes some good sources of info about timing your garden start.  Timing is important because starting too early can put your plants at risk of cold damage and starting too late will disappoint you, especially in hot and/or dry places as your cool season plants won't last long. 

I'd add to the article that you can check the soil temperatures in your own property with a cooking probe: a thermometer that comes in both digital and analog that has a long metal spike for sticking into meat and other foods.  Push the spike into the soil in several places around your property as early in the morning as you can to get the low end of your soil temperature and in late afternoon to get the high.  Do this several times during each season of the year and take notes on a map of your property as to places that are especially cool or especially hot.  You may notice that areas with cooler soil tend to be in places where the soil gets more shade in the afternoon and where there is an insulating cover of grass, mulch etc. on the bare soil.  These areas are usually away from paving as well since concrete and tile absorb heat then radiate it into the surrounding soil.  A soil temperature zone map of your property is really helpful when planning landscaping and gardening and should be used along with a water zone map (one that you can make that shows how much water you can reasonably provide to different areas of the property with your current irrigation/watering set up. 
 
Perfect Timing: When to Get Your Garden Started — Apartment Therapy's Gardening School: Lesson 2 http://on.apttherapy.com/0ZSjf7
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Freelance writing, tutoring, gardening, computer building and repair,
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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.
Employment
  • 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
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Pawhuska, OK - Fairview, OK - Fargo, ND - Streeter, ND - Arthur, NE - Lincoln, NE
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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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I boast of nothing but Jesus Christ and what He does for me and all of us.
Education
  • 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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Nine years ago, my wife had back trouble and started looking for a chiropractor. We had just moved to Vegas and weren't sure where to go. She drove by Dr. Cohen's office (back when they were up on Eastern North of Flamingo) and decided to give him a try. We've been getting adjustments from him ever since. I've had scoliosis since I was in High School and he's really improved it. My lower back pain is so much less now. We've also been involved in a couple of auto accidents since we've moved here and each time, he's helped us recover so much better from those wrecks than we would have without him. The supplements he recommends for virus infections, inflammation etc. really work too. He even takes Teacher's Health Trust for the chiropractic adjustments which is a real plus. Not every doctor in town does.
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