Debian 7.0 (Linux OS) released!
Download it here
To read info on the install go to my blog
New logo above - graphic design done with the Gimp (the free replacement for Photoshop).
The side menu bar will give me more room to spread out my pages - these will be updated as time permits. Dark fonts on some pages will be cleaned up and weather maps will be adjusted to fit the page.
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Sermons page with video broadcasts (updated 05*12*13) from John MacArthur.
Site Updates 05/19/13 - Thru the Bible with Dr. Vernon McGee added
You will find a lot of material on this site - this is a site in a state of constant transition - so stay awhile and browse all the content.
This portal is fast becoming an educational vehicle dealing with a broad range of topics to better understand the historic and futuristic environment we live in. Once we stop learning and reading we degrade and our brains become lumps of preprogramed garbage we let ourselves be influence by electronic media (TV, Radio, Movies, Games etc). The search for intellectual answers broaden our horizons and better equips us to exist on the small planet we live on - once we realize our insignificance compared to the vastness of the universe and the intellect of God we must pause to reason why and search out the truth to our existence as individuals and how we fit into that big picture. We must sometimes look backwards to move forwards remembering the traditions of our fore-fathers to see why we are at the place we are now.
I was raised in the mid baby boomer generation with all the traditions, methods and responsibilities tied to that generation passed on by our grandparents who still worked with their hands to survive. We now exist in a life in the fast lane tied to technology and have lost many of old ways of our fore fathers. Thus this site aims to be an education or at the very least a memorial to the ideals and ways of generations past. I have studied ancient and medieval history and aim to bring info on those periods of history as well - thus the name of this site - Ancient Dreams.
I am an amateur meteorologist - you will find a lot of material and maps on the weather pages.
I also have studied and taught classes on spiritual warfare and Biblical counseling thus the pages for Biblical Studies.
I started wood carving just a few years ago creating small pieces in basswood. Having access to the woods which surround my home I acquire branches and logs from dead or dieing trees (found wood). As my skill levels get better my works have gotten larger. I work out of my basement shop in the winter usually working on longbows or canes - my larger stuff is made outside where the chips may fly where they may. I am self taught through trial and error (more error at first). I use Swiss and German carving tools (I also have a couple sets of Flexcut tools). This past summer I grabbed my electric chainsaw to use as a carving tool. My carvings can be seen on my Workshop page.
I have been having some health issues over the past year so I took up studying electronics (again through trial and error). The results can be seen on my Electronics page. I still do some carving - just not as often and for shorter periods of time. Below are some of my carvings. You may also download books and music from this site - all free and public domain.