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Found this along the old Springfield DesArc Road

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It's a Brave New World & I'm learning to walk.

Have you ever found yourself awake at the Devils Whitching Hour and thought there has to more to this existence? Well, I have and this is pretty much exactly what I have been doing since midnight when I got off work.Good news is, I am alive and that's not to shabby for big old ambiguously queer southern guy who is into creating stories, searching for the truth while researching history and being an all around social justice activist.

Rinse & Repeat: Beginning Again

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Life is composed of Mountains and Valley's but in my life In life things are constantly in flux.

Yet, among the chaos the one thing that has been a constant has been my desire to experience life to its fullest through an artistic lens.

Well, this post on the blog is to mark the day I begin again.

Casino vs Casino: The Quest for more Money!

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Every so often something just lands in your mailbox and you are compelled to write something about it. So, without further ado I present to you those behind the push against legalized gambling in Arkansas.







So who are these so called concerned Arkansans? 

Well, right off the bottom right side in small print on the opposite side of the "Where to send the oversized postcard it reads "The Committee to Protest Arkansas Values / Stop Casinos.

Which meant I would have to first search google and to my surprise it popped up in the google search that the committee is registered with the Arkansas Ethics Commission which means likely this is a lobbyist but the lobbyist is getting paid somehow.

My next question was who is funding this organization?

The answer was on the 3 page of the of the Ballot Question Committee Final Report.






Anyway, the non surprise here is one to heavily fund the CPAV / Stop Casinos organization as of August 30, 2016, at a total of $59,500.00 and that is none other t…

Casino vs Casino: The Quest for more Money!

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Every so often something just lands in your mailbox and you are compelled to write something about it. So, without further ado I present to you those behind the push against legalized gambling in Arkansas.







So who are these so called concerned Arkansans? 

Well, right off the bottom right side in small print on the opposite side of the "Where to send the oversized postcard it reads "The Committee to Protest Arkansas Values / Stop Casinos.

Which meant I would have to first search google and to my surprise it popped up in the google search that the committee is registered with the Arkansas Ethics Commission which means likely this is a lobbyist but the lobbyist is getting paid somehow.

My next question was who is funding this organization?

The answer was on the 3 page of the of the Ballot Question Committee Final Report.






Anyway, the non surprise here is one to heavily fund the CPAV / Stop Casinos organization as of August 30, 2016, at a total of $59,500.00 and that is none other t…

Famous Ancestors & Relatives - How I connect to Herodia Long

Herodias (Long) Hicks Gardner Porter is my 11th Great Grandmother
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Herodias (Long) Hicks Gardner Porter, and her marital hijinx also made Rhode Island talk. In 1644 she and her first husband, John Hicks, parted after Horred charged him with abuse and he accused her of whoredom. In 1655 her second husband, George Gardner, was tried for keeping John Hicks’ wife as his own. Gardner was found not guilty because the Hickses had been legally separated. However, in 1665 the forty-two year-old Horred asked for a divorce from George because they had never married. Horred got another separation from the shocked colony. Only a couple of years later she and John Porter, who was a good twenty years older than she, were tried for cohabitation.

How so?

Herodias Long (1623 - 1722)
is your 11th great grandmother

Thomas Judge of the Court of Queens County HICKS (1641 - 1740)
son of Herodias Long

William Doughty Hicks (1678 - 1710)
son of Thomas Judge of the Court of…

Famous Ancestors & Relatives - How I connect to Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

nephew of wife of 7th great grandfather
Col Peter Jefferson (1708 - 1757) father of Thomas Jefferson 'Capt' Thomas JEFFERSON (1677 - 1731) father of Col Peter Jefferson Mary Jefferson (1709 - 1755) daughter of 'Capt' Thomas JEFFERSON Thomas Turpin (1708 - 1790) husband of Mary Jefferson Phoebe Obedience Turpin (1771 - 1860) daughter of Thomas Turpin Alice Rebecca Trosper (1793 - 1853) daughter of Phoebe Obedience Turpin James Miles Mahan III (1824 - 1903) son of Alice Rebecca Trosper Dempsey Mahan (1848 - 1880) son of James Miles Mahan III John Melton Mahan (1867 - 1947) son of Dempsey Mahan Emma Hazel Mahan (1910 - 2006) daughter of John Melton Mahan Willa Dean Moses (1932 - 1998) daughter of Emma Hazel Mahan James Leo Gosnell (1951 - ) son of Willa Dean Moses Lance J. Gosnell You are the son of James Leo Gosnell