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A Sign of Not Practicing Enough

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Sep 30th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
How can I tell I'm not getting to the range enough? It's not only by reviewing my match scores. It's made quite apparent by the spider that's built a web against my range box.



That green box holds the pasters, staplers and other supplies I take to the range. Obviously it's not been moved recently.


Col Shane Tomko, CO of Wounded Warrior Regiment, congratulates Adam Vickers, gold medalist in men’s recumbent bike at

Author: Mike From http://blog.mikemorones.com • Sep 29th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

Col Shane Tomko, CO of Wounded Warrior Regiment, congratulates Adam Vickers, gold medalist in men's recumbent bike at



Finally, A Useful Language Lesson

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Sep 29th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
A fortune cookie slip sent by a friend.



Retired Cpl. Justin Gaertner celebrates his first place win for Special Operations Command in cycling at

Author: Mike From http://blog.mikemorones.com • Sep 29th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

Retired Cpl. Justin Gaertner celebrates his first place win for Special Operations Command in cycling at



Feast of the Archangels

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Sep 29th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
September 29 is the Feast of the Archangels — St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and St. Michael. These are trying times for Christianity. Governments around the world, our own included, our creating laws to restrict the free practice of religion. The satanic forces of islam are attacking and killing Christians around the world, including right here at home. There's no more important time implore the intercession of these powerful warriors. We should asked especially for the protection of St. Michael the Archangel.

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen.


Low-Point Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Author: Ken Yagelski From http://www.pointsinmylife.com/ • Sep 28th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local

The title just sounds good doesn't it? Brown Sugar Meatloaf!!! Enough said? This sweet and juicy meatloaf takes hardly any time at all to prepare and unfortunately even less time to eat! So tasty it keeps you coming back for more!

Low-Point Brown Sugar Meatloaf

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (I used 93% lean)
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 small onion, chopped fine
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 3/4 cup finely crushed saltine crackers crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle brown sugar in the bottom of the pan and press down lightly. Spread the ketchup on top of the brown sugar. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly mix remaining ingredients and shape into a loaf. (The mixture might seem too thin. Don't worry about that; just pat into a loaf and it will cook perfectly.) Place loaf on top of the ketchup. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. If the center is not done, cook for another 15 minutes. Remove and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 7
Serving size - 1
Total points per serving - 5
Total points plus per serving - 6

"It's not who you are that holds you back; 
it's who you think you are not." - Denis Waitley



Retired Army Sgt. Matthew Spang congratulates the Air Force team following Army’s loss in sitting volleyball at the

Author: Mike From http://blog.mikemorones.com • Sep 28th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

Retired Army Sgt. Matthew Spang congratulates the Air Force team following Army's loss in sitting volleyball at the



Hoover Camp Hike – Shenandoah National Park

Author: Chris From http://odonnellweb.com/journal • Sep 28th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local

In an effort to not ruin my day watching Purdue suck at football, I got up early and headed to the mountains on Saturday. The destination was this hike. I hit the trail right at 9 AM and got back to the car at 2 PM. I spent about an hour at Camp Hoover. I got there before the first scheduled tour of the house. There was 4 other hikers there, and the NPS volunteers graciously offered to open up the house early and give us the tour. It turns out the guy is a very enthusiastic member of the Herbert Hoover fan club, and had the tour group not been waiting outside, he might still be talking to us about "Bert" Hoover. He may have been a less than successful President, but he was one hell of an interesting guy and I greatly enjoyed learning way more than I ever expected to know about him.

The hike itself was uneventful. 4 blissful hours in woods with no cell service, no music, and barely any people. I need to do that way more often. The 1300 ft elevation gain is pretty gentle. It's not a particularly strenuous hike.   It was a glorious blue sky, 70 degree day, and as I headed home I had the windows down, the metal blasting, and I was feeling very cool.

Then I remembered that I was driving a 2002 Park Ave. Oh well...

Pictures.



Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh greets athletes before the start of the

Author: Mike From http://blog.mikemorones.com • Sep 28th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local, Photography.Local

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh greets athletes before the start of the



St. Wenceslaus, Patron Saint of Brewers

Author: David From http://www.musingsoverapint.com/ • Sep 28th, 2014
   Category: Blog Entries.Local
Reprinted from September, 28, 2012

Today is the feast day of St. Wenceslaus, who is regarded as a patron Saint of Czech brewers.
St. Wenceslaus, duke of Bohemia, was born about the year 907 at Prague, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). His father was killed in battle when he was young, leaving the kingdom to be ruled by his pagan mother. Wenceslaus was educated by his grandmother, Ludmilla, also a saint. She taught him to be a Christian and to be a good king. She was killed by pagan nobles before she saw him king, but she left him with a deep committment to the Christian faith. 
Throughout his life he preserved his virginity unblemished. As duke he was a father to his subjects, generous toward orphans, widows, and the poor. On his own shoulders he frequently carried wood to the houses of the needy. He often attended the funerals of the poor, ransomed captives, and visited those suffering in prison. He was filled with a deep reverence toward the clergy; with his own hands he sowed the wheat for making altar breads and pressed the grapes for the wine used in the Mass. During winter he would visit the churches barefoot through snow and ice, frequently leaving behind bloody footprints. 
Wenceslaus was eighteen years old when he succeeded his father to the throne. Without regard for the opposition, he worked in close cooperation with the Church to convert his pagan country. He ended the persecution of Christians, built churches and brought back exiled priests. As king he gave an example of a devout life and of great Christian charity, with his people calling him "Good King" of Bohemia. 
His brother Boleslaus, however, turned to paganism. One day he invited Wenceslaus to his house for a banquet. The next morning, on September 28, 929, as Wenceslaus was on the way to Mass, Boleslaus struck him down at the door of the church. Before he died, Wenceslaus forgave his brother and asked God's mercy for his soul. Although he was killed for political reasons, he is listed as a martyr since the dispute arose over his faith. This king, martyred at the age of twenty-two, is the national hero and patron of the Czech Republic. He is the first Slav to be canonized.
According to BeerHistory.com, the Saint's protection of local hops earned him much regard.
Because Bohemian hops were so valued, Wenceslas ordered the death penalty for anyone caught exporting the cuttings and obviously endeared himself to the local hop growers and brewers. He became the patron saint of Bohemia and Czechoslovakia and his crown became the symbol of nationalism for the Czechs. By extension he became a patron saint of Czech brewers.
King Wenceslaus is the inspiration for the Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.

So let's raise a glass of fine beer to the Good King, Saint Wenceslaus.