"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper which should have been gold, are a token of honor -- your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money." ~ Ayn Rand
I am an insatiable reader of non-fiction, mainly military and American history and the 'sciences'. I am a lifetime student of native plant life and am an herbologist of two decades now. I 'collect' 'Native American' artifacts and weaponry. I enjoy gardening, trout fishing, travel, and several forms of crafting. I am a dedicated 'activist' hoping to preserve the environment and culture of this region I am a small part of.