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Early Feminism….


Women throughout history have cast aside their cumbersome petticoats, crinolines, corsets, and bustles in favor of more practical bifurcated garments. 

 

 

Cattle Annie and Little Britches will go down in Oklahoma and Indian Territories history as being two of the most famous female outlaws. These two cattle thieving ladies were dangerous and wildly popular for a couple of years until the eventually got caught.

 

 

This Canadian born gal made her way to America at the young age of 17. Pearl Hart dabbled in all kinds of trouble including gambling, alcohol and drugs. After meeting a man named Joe Boot, Hart got into lots of trouble. The pair were robbing stagecoaches until Hart was finally caught and arrested. This wild Western gal is famous for having said, “I shall not consent to be tried under a law in which my sex had no voice in making.”

 

 

Belle Star was one of the few female outlaws of the Old West. Later on in 1880, she married Cherokee Sam Starr. Together they would steal horses and bootleg. Belle Star was killed in 1889 at the age of 40.

 

 

                                                          

 

 

Butch Cassidy and his crew would often bring in women to help out with their illegal dealings. This young lady is most likely another outlaw who joined to likes of Butch Cassidy and his crew.

 

 

At the young age of 31, Two Gun Nan became the first woman to ride coast to coast on her horse, Lady Ellen. She made the journey wearing split skirts and pants – a trend which hadn’t been adopted by most other women at the time.

 

 

Born in the 1870’s, Laura Bullion – better known as “Rose of the Wild Bunch” – took after her father in the outlaw trade. Bullion joined up with Butch Cassidy and was romantically involved with several members of the Wild Bunch. Although she got off to a rough start, Bullion eventually gave up her bank-robbing habits and lived out her life as a seamstress in Memphis.

No Easy 8…


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Ever had one of those days that just as soon as you open your eyes from a good night’s sleep, you instantly foresaw that the day was going to be a challenge?  They say problems, like many other things in this world, come in sets of three.  Only this morning you sensed that those sets of three would be continuous bursts of bull shit, intermixed with intense changes of reality and so much drama that you wished you just thrown the bed covers back over your head and flipped off the world.

 
First, I need to say that most motivational shit you read really does work… if you let it. That choice is yours. But there are some days when the “connection to all things and the butterflies and rainbows of life” falls into the category of “Get the hell away from me.”  They say that life is a journey, and that not all journeys are easy, but for today’s absurd nonsense…I say “bite me.”

Lester Levenson once said,
“If we do not like what’s happening to us in the world,
all we have to do is change our consciousness—and the
world out there changes for us!”

I am riding this one out and when it has timed out, it will be a good day.  Like the bull riders say, “There is no easy 8.”  So when life is coming at you like a double kicker, just remember that it’s legs will eventually tire.  So hold on tight….

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Pearl Harbor: Ranked Number 1 ass kicker…

Winter Resplendency…


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I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.  –  Andrew Wyeth

 

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What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ~Crowfoot
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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet
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I am a book of snow,
a spacious hand, an open meadow,
a circle that waits,
I belong to the earth and its winter. ~
Pablo Neruda
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Another direction…


“Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

With everyone, there comes certain points in our lives where we find ourselves stymied by the chaos around us.  We long for a new and exciting perspective on life and we believe that this new life will bring with it the happiness and peacefulness we are missing.  Maybe so, but what will be your first steps?  Here are some thoughts on how to begin your journey:

Stop overthinking: Also described as the art of creating problems that aren’t even there.  Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try!

Let the past go: The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”–Steve Maraboli

Believe in yourself: “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen

Reflection: The true purpose of self-reflection is to correct our mistaken thoughts and actions, and learn from them, thereby creating a more constructive life. Self-reflection is not just the simple act of discovering past mistakes and making up for these mistakes, like resetting a negative zero. The ultimate objective of self-reflection is the development of a more positive self.

My new direction: Ryeder’s Edge

Go far: Do not stop living.  Find and explore all the aspects of life that life has to offer.  Experiment, explore, dream, and run like there is no tomorrow.

Take chances: Do not be afraid of change.  Relish the variety that you can have in life simply by doing.  Do not sit on the porch and watch the big dogs run by.  Join them and feel the wind in your face.

Live passionately: Enjoy and savor the miracles of life.  Create and utilize the sights, sounds and smells that is part of the majesty and wonder of nature.  Encompass and cling to the free gifts of life, such as family, friends, and the connection you have to all.  And live like you have no tomorrow.

When Cold is Cold…


Bitter cold in the Northern Plains; Blowing Snow with Blizzard Conditions.  This Polar Vortex will be moving East.

An arctic cold front will bring wind chills of -20 degrees or colder across the northern Plains this week. This arctic air will push through the Plains and into the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys towards the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Thursday. Meanwhile, a series of Pacific storm systems will bring heavy rain and high-elevation snow to the West through the weekend.

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To All….


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“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― D. Simone



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The true meaning of Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the incredible act of love.

Whether your personal belief accepts the Christian meaning or not, the bottom line is “Love”.

Pass it around.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”