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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gotta Love This

Whew! Its been crazy here. Lots going on ... sometimes it feels like I'm spinning my wheels and getting nowhere. I've been putting in some long days setting up web sites and getting things ready to be able to promote REZonate Music Fest.

And I've been emailing and calling bands, sponsors, etc. And now I'm waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting for people to get back to me. There is so many VERY cool possibilities ... but none of them confirmed so I can't talk about them. I would love to have just ONE thing confirmed. Just one.

Oh yeah, and then there's all the stuff for the trip to Pine Ridge. Still collecting payments from team members that was due last Sunday ... putting together a Power Point presentation about our work project, and trying to figure out how we will recoupe the $800 we as a team lost when a team member dropped out.


Speaking of wheels ...



Don't ya just love this Harley? Wow. My first thought is "I would LOVE one of those", but then I remember that its really not a good idea for me to drive one of those. Last time I did I ran straight into a tree. I saw the tree coming but it came so fast I didn't have a chance to turn or brake or do much of anything but crash.



But speaking of Harley Davidson bikes ...



One thing we would LOVE to be able to do this year is to include a charity bike run in conjunction with REZonate. Wouldn't that be cool? Bikers are great people, they get into charity events, and they love a party. Jeff is prepared to do an awful lot of work to make this happen ... as long as our insurance will work out. There's a lot to putting together a bike run ... you have to lay out the route, contact all the municipalities involved and get permission, pay any "parade" fees that are involved, pay for police presence if necessary, supply the bikers with food and water along the way, and that's just the beginning.

This, by the way, is Jeff on his horse "Confusion" last year at Pine Ridge. I think I will always remember riding up next to Jeff on my horse "Gunther". Jeff turned to me and said, "Want some jerky? No, seriously, want some jerky?" and he pulled out a pouch of jerky. I don't know, it just struck me as hilarious ... like something out of City Slickers or something.

OK, back to work ...