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HUNTING FOR SPORT TO ANIMAL ADVOCATE

Kid Hunter I remember when I lived in California as a youth, I would often go hunting with my dad up to the northern part of the State for game like wild ducks, pheasants, quail and such. For my weapon of choice, he bought me a 4-10 shotgun which could fire only one shell at a time before requiring me to reload. It was a Christmas present and I cherished it, not only because it was my first weapon, but also because he allowed me to have […]

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DEALING WITH OBSOLETE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

My Apps Are Fading Away I was recently informed by my online bank that their App running on my iPhone 6 Plus in the iOS 13.0 configuration would no longer be supported and that I must upgrade to a device that would handle iOS 14.0 or better. I had already been booked out of the LOWES Home Improvement App over a month ago, and Capital One was next.  To accommodate these purveyors of forward looking software machinations, I would have to upgrade my device to an iPhone […]

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A RELUCTANT HERO

Antagonistic Hombre Imagine someone you know who is always in a bad mood and simply hates the world he lives in. A man who treats everyone around him like inferior human beings who simply stand in the way of his ultimate goal of getting anything he wants at someone else’s expense. Just a subversive character who makes sure he does unto others before they do unto him. You might wonder what made that creep turn into the horrifying creature that he eventually became. Or maybe think that […]

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CAN EVIL PEOPLE BE SAVED_PART I: FIRST THOUGHTS

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  My Thoughts On Judas Iscariot When Jesus Christ chose his apostles, the one he knew would later betray him was already possessed of the devil. Judas Iscariot was a lover of money above all else and this was his evil undoing. Even though he followed the Savior’s teachings for three years, his heart was bent on selfish ambitions. I have often asked Christian leaders that I associated with an ominous question. In spite of all biblical evidence to the contrary, was there any possibility […]

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SEARCHING THE COSMOS: PART I_THE IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY

The Nearest Possible Plant That Might support Life Imagine, if you will, you are tucked inside the fastest, most powerful spaceship ever created. You are hurtling through space at a rate of over 62,000,000 miles per hour being pushed along by the latest fusion rocket engine. Your destination is the closest planet that is theoretically habitable by some form of life. It is an Earth-size planet which orbits the closest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, as identified by the best astronomers planet earth has to offer. […]

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT BURGER: PART II

Rehash On January 21st, 2019 I published my personal dissertation on searching for the Perfect Burger (In Search Of The Perfect Burger: Part I). As of this date, I still haven’t found a place that serves one. At least not in this day and age. We have a restaurant here called Ed’s Restaurant that serves a burger called the Pub Burger that is the best one in town, but it still depends heavily on the condiments it is served with. The size of the patty is such […]

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GOD’S HEAVY HAND

Essay by Stephen J. Key   This was an essay I wrote for a writing contest. I misunderstood the rules and wrote 2000 words instead of the required 2000 characters. There was no reply and I buried the submission in my archives until now. I have presented it here in the hope of providing inspiration for those of you who are facing, or  have faced extreme trials in your own life. Alone On The Seashore The lake was peaceful and serene in the evening sunset as he […]

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SOPHISTICATED SCAMS TO FOOL ANYONE

Image by Stephen Key/SJKeyChronicles  So You Think You Know It All Scam artists are as intelligent as any criminal element out there. I once heard a statement from a preacher on radio who said “criminals involved in money crimes could earn ten times as much legitimately as they do illegally because they are smart”. They choose to do the latter because of the thrill of discovering that they can get away with it. For how long? Doesn’t matter! It’s in their mantra, kind of like a disease. […]

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MY KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE: PART I _STARTING FROM SCRATCH

Image by Stephen Key with backdrop from Pixabay First Step: Choosing A Platform With my manuscript ready to publish, I went on the Internet to learn about Kindle Direct Publishing (aka: KDP). After doing research about which publishing platform to use, it was obvious that KDP controlled over 90% of the market. And the platform was not only free to use and prepare your manuscript in, it also provided me with a free ISBN number. An ISBN is essentially a product identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, […]

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DANGEROUS DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

Trekking In The Wild Have you ever been out hunting, camping, hiking, or just gone for a walk in the woods and come across a snake? To make the question more definitive, was it a poisonous one? Sometimes it is hard to tell and you need some type of reference to identify them. For example, a Coral snake is poisonous, but it’s banding can confuse it with copycats like the Scarlet King snake and the Florida Scarlet snake, both of which are harmless. Poisonous Copperheads can be […]

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