From the Desk of John Rourke – January 11th, 2017


Just remembered something: Just before Christmas the front office staff where I worked decided to have a gift exchange. Thee was a game involved although the details really aren’t important. Everyone was to bring a gift valued at around $20. I brought a single 1 ounce American Silver Eagle. Everyone was fascinated by the silver. I heard several people say they had never held “real silver” before.

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Below is the typical breakdown of my daily diet. This is running around 1650 calories – which is likely too restrictive but a couple days in I am feeling OK so far. I may move up to 1800. Goal is fat loss however I need to maintain or even gain muscle mass at the same time which is a delicate balance. I would like to get my protein upwards of 200 grams to assist in the muscle-aspect of my plan.


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My interest in picking up “survival supplies from the 80’s” continues. I’ve been scouring eBay for deals on a Smokey Mountain Toothpick, Buckmaster survival knife – and Gerber BMF knife(pictured below) – among other things.


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The news stories of businesses that are moving back to the United States or not moving out of the country is extremely encouraging. While I still believe that the economy will see some extremely trying times in the future a reprieve is welcome.

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