January 19, 2017

Breaking New Ground

We see something that is happening before us…that’s when we are in the moment of experience…our mind immediately starts judging things, classifying and drawing conclusions…that is why it is so difficult to see things with fresh eyes…the mind has a muscle memory of sorts and thinks “Oh, that again”, or “Yes, I know this”…in order to learn anew, the mind must in a sense be disconnected…when this disconnection occurs, there is an awful good chance that new ground can be broken.

January 18, 2017

Eva Dugan

Eva Dugan is the only woman who has ever been hung in the state of Arizona…Dugan was a cabaret singer who started off in Alaska but made her way down to Arizona where she worked for a chicken rancher…she had five husbands and all five mysteriously disappeared…she spent time in prison for auto theft…after she got out, the ranchers decomposed body was discovered…Dugan was convicted of the murder and sentenced to die… she was a tough character who was said to be calm as she was taken to the gallows early on the morning of February 21, 1930…her hanging was botched and she was accidentally decapitated…her head rolled from the gallows to the feet of some spectators causing several of them (men & women) to faint…

January 17, 2017

Chuck Wagon

Chuck wagon isn’t just a type of dog food…the name came from the old west where chuck wagon was a type of "field kitchen" covered wagon that was used for the storage and transportation of food and cooking equipment…many a chuck wagon traveled on the prairies of the United States…such wagons were part of a wagon train that fed settlers or traveling workers such as cowboys when they were driving cattle across the U.S…. Chuck wagon food and hence dinners usually included things like salted meats and beans…it also carried plenty of coffee...they had beef or other meat if they killed an animal on the way…the wagon also had a water barrel and tools to kindle wood that would heat and cook food.