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Last of the American Boys

He puts his rucksack on

Taking courage from the Dawn of the Sun

He straps his boots on tight

Like a soldier who is ready to March

He is self-assured

A cool man headed into Adventure

He won’t turn back now

He’s the Last of the American Boys

 

He wears his cuts n’ scrapes

Like a badge of Tested Mettle

He is hitchin’ a ride

Like a smilin’ thumb on the Road

He left his stuff behind

While givin’ the Dow Jones the finger

He makes enough to survive

As he’s movin’ from place to place

 

Like a Navigator at the

Heart of the Expedition

He is one of a kind

He’s the Last of the American Boys

 

He plays his ole’ six string

Singin’ songs of the open highway

He is a sucker for

All the mountains he has yet to climb

He will trim his sails

Catchin’ the Trade Winds out on the ocean

He’s a travelin’ man

A rebel needing no cause

 

Like an Indiana Jones

Off on another crazy Adventure

He just can’t stay home

He’s the last of the American Boys

 

He puts his rucksack on

Taking courage from the Dawn of the Sun

He straps his boots on tight

Like a soldier who is ready to March

He will trim his sails

Catchin’ the Trade Winds out on the ocean

He’s a travelin’ man

A rebel needing no cause

And we need him to Live

Cause, he’s the Last of the American Boys.

Categories: Blogging, Character Development, Fear, philosophy, Poetry, Self-improvement, Society, Spirituality, Travel, Vagabonding, Writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reblogging… AKA legal content theft.

My blog has just started to garner a bit of attention and already I am running into the phenomena of ‘reblogging.’ What the hell WordPress? I’ve searched in the forums and have seen that you allow this. I have found my content, my original, personally created content on some wierd ass sites that have exclusively reblogged content.

These sites where my writing appears, have created none of their own work. They just reblog posts from other blogs. Granted that it only takes a snippet of my post and provides a back link to my blog, but that’s not the point!

If my words and titles are on their site, does that influence search results? Am I losing traffic because what used to be my keywords and search terms are now associated with a spam blog that has commerical interests and can pay more money to be higher up in the search results?

Why would you allow this WordPress? And don’t tell me it was to make blogging easier. It was already pretty easy, it just takes time to generate consistent traffic and attract dedicated readers and followers. But blogging, by and large is pretty easy; it ain’t exactly digging ditches or working on a farm.

Press This wasn’t enough? Dig and Stumble Upon and the automatic Facebook update wasn’t enough? Twitter?

C’mon WordPress… this is just you blatantly allowing content theft.

Categories: Blogging, Building, Character Development, Leadership, online, philosophy, Politics, Society, Writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Looking for feedback.

First I’d like to start by thanking everyone who reads my articles. I really appreciate it. This is my first web page where I can rant and rave and post updates about my nutritional, philosophical, and sometimes political ideas.

I am curious though. Those of you who read, how do you like the site? Is it easy to access earlier articles? Do you find it easy to post comments and navigate the site?

Do you have any thoughts about how I can improve the site?

I Appreciate your thoughts.

Categories: Blogging, Building, Character Development, Friendship, online, philosophy, Politics, Self-improvement, Society, Writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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