Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Tour de Red Rock


    Touring the Red Rock Coulee at the 2023 year's end.  Always recommend layering up for this venture as the wind gusts here can be phenomenal. Red Rock revisited album is available to view at:

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Sort of a Xmas album release

    Sort of a Christmas album marks new beginnings of various sorts.  Not only is it a time of year where we begin to understand the rewards and punishments that stem from our behavior, but the album itself marks two beginnings for this artist, namely the self taught practice of the ins and outs of two different versions of the music program used to create these works.  The first and last song were created in previous decades whereas the three kit songs were the beginning of my understanding the intricacies of the modern music program which made these releases possible.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 10, 2023

the Bad Omen Lands


    The word badlands is a calque from the Canadian French phrase les mauvaises terres, as the early French fur traders called the White River badlands les mauvaises terres a traverser or 'bad lands to traverse', perhaps influenced by the Lakota people who moved there in the late 1700s and who referred to the terrain as mako sica, meaning 'bad land' or 'eroded land'.  - Wikipedia

    Hiking the Badlands in mid December might be a bad omen of drought to come.

Go to Town (Seasons) - new images of the Redcliff Badlands added to the collection of images available as digital downloads and prints.

Further adventures in redaction criticism PHDs


    It is next to impossible to scientifically verify metaphysics with all the metaphysical beings and prophecy.  While the book of Revelation with all the speculation it brings can sow division and paranoia, it can also bode of a better future and lessons from the past.  Take for instance the well known article about the wild beast antichrist bearing the number 666.  

    This calls for wisdom.  Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.  That number is 666.  - Revelation 13:8

King Solomon of Israel was the author of the book of Proverbs.  He was renowned for his wisdom and never to be matched wealth.  In it he wrote:

    There are six things the LORD hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
        haughty eyes,
        a lying tongue,
        hands that shed innocent blood,
        a heart that devises wicked schemes,
        feet that are quick to rush into evil,
        a false witness who pours out lies
        and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.  - Proverbs 6:16-19

    The similarity to history's villains and their movements are open to speculation as to who this could apply to, if not portending of one yet to come.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Killing in the name of...

    In acknowledging the way, the truth, the life, Jesus Christ; many today have resorted to sidelining Him in their prayer in what could be considered a vanity prayer.  The only way to the Father through Jesus Christ His Son means addressing or praying to/through Jesus Christ His Son (John 14:6).  Unfortunately the basic tenets of Christianity, namely admitting Christ is God (Romans 10:9), are seemingly being lost.  Prophetically in the sermon on the mount, it was foretold of such a mentality and how it would be received: