It is lunacy to work for a wage

I am realizing it is time to put some serious effort to get a valuable skill.  I was debating between automotive technology and physical fitness trainer. I decided, being overweight indicated physical fitness was more important than automotive technology. I spent about 2 hours listening to my physical fitness DVD. Then I started looking the wages that were being offered and they were ridiculously low considering the amount of specialized knowledge you need to do the work. I mean, if I want to approach this like an expert I need to really know my stuff.

$20 per hour, for example, is just too low. I will not work for that amount considering the amount of special care I have to put into learning my client. Even though I want to learn the NASM. I would work one on one with private clients and charge them $80 per hour.


Medical Providers Grants Pass

The purpose of this blog is to identify medical providers within Grants Pass. This includes medical providers, dental providers, eye care doctors, and naturopathic providers. This blog intends to give the general public a resource in which to research their medical choices. In my pursuit to locate a suitable team of medical providers, I felt it necessary to research the professionals available. In order to determine the most suitable for my needs, I felt a compilation of relevant data was necessary.
Asante Physician Partners – Family Medicine
Address: 700 SW Ramsey Ave #101, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone:(541) 507-2080

Open today · 8AM–7PM
Ernesto Jimenez DO Family practitioner
Estin Yang MD-General Surgeon
Grants Pass Family Medicine PC, Dr. Donna Givens
Address: 1837 SW Nebraska Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone:(541) 476-3000

Closing soon · 8AM–5PM
Grants Pass Clinic, LLP
Address: 495 SW Ramsey Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone:(541) 476-6644

Closing soon · 8:30AM–5PM


Grants Pass Clinic, LLP
495 SW Ramsey Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97527


Monday through Friday

Clinic 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Laboratory 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Radiology 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Judy K. Black, MD

Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Ben Moss, PA-C

Internal Medicine, Physician Assistant

Sarah M. Dressel, ANP-BC

Internal Medicine, Adult Nurse Practitioner

Shanna N. McGowan, PA-C

Family Medicine, Physician Assistant

Sean Patrick Dunn, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Christopher R. Cielinski, PA-C

Family Medicine, Physician Assistant


Bruce Stowell, MD

Dr. Stowell joined the Grants Pass Clinic in September, 1983 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Stowell is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Minnesota.

Bruce Stowell, MD

Ronald S. Sinclair, MD

Dr. Sinclair joined the Grants Pass Clinic in July, 1987 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. A graduate of the University of Missouri Medical School in Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Sinclair served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa.

J. Spencer Countiss, MD

Dr. Countiss joined the Grants Pass Clinic in July, 1993 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Countiss received his M.D. degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed an internship and residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

Jeremy J. Hitchcock, MD

Haitham B. Haddad, MD

Dr. Haddad joined the Grants Pass Clinic in May, 1997 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr Haddad is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California. He served his internship and residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in the Categorical Internal Medicine program.

Haitham B. Haddad, MD

Markus H. A. Opel, MD

Dr. Opel joined the Grants Pass Clinic in January, 1998 and is certified by the American and German Boards of Internal Medicine. Dr. Opel received his M.D. degree from Christian-Albrecht-Universitat, Kiel, Germany. He completed three Internal Medicine residencies: County Hospital of Itzehoe Germany, Emanuel/Good Samaritan Hospitals in Portland, Oregon and Central Hospital Reinkenheide, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Markus H. A. Opel, MD

Edward G. Groenhout, MD

Dr. Groenhout joined the Grants Pass Clinic in June, 2003 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Groenhout is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. He served both his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, in Ann Arbor.

Edward G. Groenhout, MD

Andrew S. Pitzak, DO

Dr. Andrew Pitzak joined Grants Pass Clinic on June 1, 2006 and is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Pitzak completed his internship and residency at Grandview Hospital & Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Andrew S. Pitzak, DO

Marcel Wiggers, MD

Dr. Wiggers joined Grants Pass Clinic on October 1, 2006. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Wiggers received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Marcel Wiggers, MD

Eric M. Perry, MD

Dr. Perry rejoined Grants Pass Clinic on November 1, 2006 and is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, and served his internship at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, CA. Dr. Perry was a Flight Surgeon at the Naval Aerospace and Operational Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Florida and completed his residency at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.

Eric M. Perry, MD

Ben Moss, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Accepting New Patients

Mr. Moss received his Masters of Science degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He comes to Grants Pass Clinic with 11 years’ experience and started his practice on January 12, 2016.

 Ben Moss, PA-C

Sarah M. Dressel, ANP-BC

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Accepting New Patients

Ms. Dressel received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Dressel brings with her 14 years of experience as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Grants Pass Clinic Internal Medicine Department on September 8, 2015.

Sarah M. Dressel, ANP-BC

Family Medicine and Women’s Health

Andrew D. Luther, MD

Dr. Luther is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and joined Grants Pass Clinic in July, 1998. He received his M.D. degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and performed his internship and residency in family practice at the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Andrew D. Luther, MD

Timothy E. Roberts, MD

Dr. Timothy Roberts joined the Grants Pass Clinic Family Medicine Department August 1, 2005. Dr. Roberts received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Allina Health System in St. Paul, MN. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Timothy E. Roberts, MD

John D. Wilson, MD

Dr. John Wilson is a graduate of Loma Linda School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. He served his internship and completed his residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Wilson began his practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on August 2, 2010.

John D. Wilson, MD

Jeremy J. Hitchcock, MD

Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Accepting New Patients, Including Prenatal Care and Deliveries

Dr. Jeremy Hitchcock is a graduate of Texas A & M University College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas. He completed his internship and residency training at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA. Dr. Hitchcock is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. He began his practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on September 1, 2012.

Jeremy J. Hitchcock, MD

Shanna N. McGowan, PA-C

Family Medicine Physician Assistant

Accepting New Patients

Ms. McGowan is a native Oregonian who received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Ms. McGowan started her practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on December 16, 2013.

Shanna N. McGowan, PA-C

Christopher R. Cielinski, PA-C

Family Medicine Physician Assistant

Accepting New Patients

Mr. Cielinski received his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. He is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Mr. Cielinski enjoys getting to know his patients and their families and being involved in our community. He began his practice at Grants Pass Clinic on January 16, 2017.

Christopher R. Cielinski, PA-C

Family Medicine and Obstetrics Physician

Jeremy J. Hitchcock, MD

Jeremy J. Hitchcock, MD

Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Accepting New Patients, Including Prenatal Care and Deliveries

Dr. Jeremy Hitchcock is a graduate of Texas A & M University College of Medicine in Bryan, Texas. He completed his internship and residency training at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA. Dr. Hitchcock is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine. He began his practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on September 1, 2012

Pediatric Providers

Neil A. Phillips, DO

Dr. Phillips joined the Grants Pass Clinic in July of 2005. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and served his internship and residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.

Neil A. Phillips, DO

Kevin H. Molteni, MD

Dr. Kevin Molteni is a graduate of UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He completed his internship, residency, and a Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Molteni is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He began his practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on December 1, 2010.

Kevin H. Molteni, MD

Judy K. Black, MD

Dr. Judy Black is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her special interests include caring for children with chronic medical needs, developmental pediatrics, and breastfeeding support. Dr. Black began her practice at Grants Pass Clinic on March 2, 2015.

Judy K. Black, MD

General, Vascular & Thoracic Surgery

Theo H. Powell, MD, FACS

Theo H. Powell, MD, FACS

Dr. Powell joined the Grants Pass Clinic in March, 1980 and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Powell is a graduate from Loma Linda University. He served his internship at Loma Linda University, Riverside County Hospital. His residency was completed at the University of California-Davis, Martinez Veteran’s Hospital. Dr. Powell is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Monika Froehlich, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Froehlich joined the Grants Pass Clinic in August, 2000 and is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Froehlich received her Doctor of Podiatry Medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed an advanced Podiatric Surgical Residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City/Doxey-Hatch Medical Center in Affiliation with the University of Utah.

Monika Froehlich, DPM, FACFAS

Sean Patrick Dunn, DPM, FACFAS

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Patrick Dunn received his Doctor of Podiatry Medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internship and residency training at Dekalb Medical in Decatur, Georgia. Dr. Dunn is board certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has a special emphasis on limb preservation/salvage. Dr. Dunn began his practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on September 1, 2016.

Sean Patrick Dunn, DPM, FACFAS

Acute Care Providers

Caroline J. Brown, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and joined the Grants Pass Clinic in February 1990. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with B.A. degrees in Biochemistry and Biology. She followed this with postgraduate study in Physiology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Brown received her M.D. degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 1983. Her internship and residency in Family Medicine was completed at the University of California, San Francisco, Central Valley Medical Education Program in Fresno, California.

Caroline J. Brown, MD

Tara Wendlandt, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner – Certified

Ms. Wendlandt received her Master’s Science in Nursing Degree from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program. Ms. Wendlandt began her practice at the Grants Pass Clinic on May 23, 2016.

Tara Wendlandt, FNP-C

Why I quit the video game business

Back when I was a teen, I would make spending money by going to yard sales, thrift shops, pawn shops and game stores looking for games I could turn a profit on. The downside was it took a lot of time and many times I came up empty handed. In terms of making consistent money it didn’t happen. On many occasions I got lucky but it was never enough to write home about. Even though I tried to make it work, it never did. I hustled a lot and didn’t make much money because I couldn’t control the source of the supply. I had to hunt and hope I would get lucky. Ultimately, I abandoned the whole operation. I got a full time job and put in my time. Every now and then I would get lucky and spot something worth money. I would job on the opportunity and turn a profit. Once again, I did not make enough to write home about. I might make $10, $20-$40-$50 on any transaction. What I really needed to be doing was driving sellers to my own store. Where I live there is a vintage game store and they do well enough to stay in business but they aren’t thriving, they have the same problem as I do. They can’t keep the vintage games in stock. It is a bad business to sell vintage games because you never know when something is going to come in. When what a store needs is a constant supply of these games. Every now and then I will get lucky and I will think man if I could just do this more, I could quit my day job. Then after turning on the nitro I realize that it is just as hopeless as it was when I did it years ago. It happened to me again, I felt I should write up this blog to remind myself and explain to anyone thinking of doing what I did to not do it. Trust me, I wasted enough hours of my own life, no sense in you doing it too. As much as I wish there was a market for buying and selling vintage games, there just isn’t. That is mainly why almost no one is doing it. There isn’t enough cash to be made. And I don’t want to waste one more hour of my life inspecting and negotiating deals trying to buy games and consoles, it is too much effort for the pay off. I need something else. It is a tough racket and it is getting even tougher. Unless you have your own game store, forget it. Take my word and don’t waste your time.

The Game by Neil Strauss Ice Edition

I first encountered this book while I was browsing Barnes and Noble. It was the title that caught my interest. “The Game: Penetrating the secret society of pick up artists”. At the time I was wet behind the ears and as green as they come when it comes to dating and women. I have always been the type to browse books just to pass the time. Due to this behavior, I have come across some real gems.

What I can tell you is this book is a page turned. I am a blogger and author and I am very selective of what I consider excellent writing. I can saw honestly that Neil did a top notch job in writing his book. The story was great, the writing was great and the content was great. There are a handful of books that I am glad I found and this book is one of them. I learned a lot about women from reading his book.

If you feel lost when it comes to women, you need to read this book. Trust me! This book will give you confidence after you read about how he approached dating women. There are some people who will say the book is very shallow and empty. To be fair, the women that Neil went after were not your make a wife type women. This book would be better for a man who is looking for a one nighter or a man who wants to use some of the skills to get a decent woman.

Neil ends up leaving the PUA community because of how superficial the whole situation is. That should not deter you from gaining valuable insight about how to be around women. here is a link to where you can buy a brand new copy of his book:

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars and I will recommend it to any man who can’t get a girlfriend.

It will change your life, believe me.



I wrote a answer on and it was a really well thought out sophisticated answer. I was certain that I would get lots of views and votes. Instead what happened was my answer got deleted! lol. Can you believe that! It was then it became extremely clear that people flat out don’t want to hear/read the truth. In the past I have questioned my position on certain topics and I admitted I could be mistaken. Not this time, I knew that what I was saying was completely true. The fact is people just want to complain and whine. They DO NOT want to see or hear the truth. I then realized that is why people don’t tell the truth, the people who did got flak for speaking the truth. Now I understand why everyone lies, because people want to believe lies.

That’s it. I am done. I am not going to cast my pearls before swine anymore. I know the truth. I spoke the truth and now I know for a fact the people who ignore me are ignorant. They wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped them in the face. So be it, I decided I would not try to convince anyone of the truth. I would not try to educate anyone. Most people are ignorant and petty. I don’t want anything to do with these kinds of people. Ignorant people are dangeous.

Just like I developed a new belief that says “No good deed goes unpunished”. Up until now I was looking for validation from the people around me. I never got any and now I know why. No wonder the masses think that great success is mysterious. They are so far out of the loop they can’t imagine having great success in anything. I don’t want to be like that. I CAN’T be like that. Not unless I want to be one of the human animals running around. These people think their thoughts are law. They don’t even realize they are not their thoughts. I used to think my thoughts were me and I had to answer to these thoughts, then I realized I don’t.


I wanted to create

The thought is a seed. the feeling is the water. Who we are is the earth that our seed is formed.

I never realized before that I was creating my experience with other people. My thoughts and feeling about people were communicated through my thoughts. Had I approached others and held no thoughts in my mind, they would have nothing to react to. Instead, people reacted adversely even if I didn’t say anything. It was all in my face. How I felt was plain as day written on my face. I realized that I could influence the behavior of others by simply keeping an eye on my feelings and my thoughts. I was telegraphing my feelings towards everyone.

I learned that I could make people feel things simply by being mindful of my thoughts. It isn’t that they could read my mind, they were able however, to read my face. They could also read my eyes. They say, the eyes are a window to the soul. I would say, it is true. From now on, I will be practicing keeping my mind blank. At one point in order to keep from thinking or feeling anything I just kept repeating in my mind “I am cool” Then I formed an image of me looking cool and suddenly I felt cooler lol.

It is body language.

How to become rich: Jameson Edition



You have decided like millions of other people that you want to be rich. But where do you start? 13 years ago, I typed “How to become rich” into Google. At the time I was wet behind the ears and I didn’t know much. As Tony Robbins would say ” You aren’t asking the right question”. The difference between me and you is, I know what you don’t. I know that the right question is not “How to become rich”. You don’t just become rich. I might bruise your ego with this but you don’t know enough to realize you are in way over your head. If you have to ask the “How to become rich” question, you have no idea what you are up against.

I could sit here and type out every tiny detail that you should know about being rich. The trouble is, you won’t be prepared. You don’t go from jobless, broke, or employed for chicken feed and become rich. I have just explained the first half of the puzzle to you. If you are like me you pick up get rich quick books or buy courses that promise to make you rich if you just spend $67. You can no doubt learn from these experiences, but you won’t become rich. You see the people writing the get rich quick books and selling the courses figured out they didn’t know how to get rich. Their only plan was to claim to know how to get rich and sell the information to some sucker who also wanted to get rich.

Nobody wants to think of themselves as a sucker. But if you don’t know who the sucker is, you are the sucker my friend. You are likely aware I have not told you how to get rich. That is because even if I told you, you wouldn’t have the skills to make use of the information I give you. What to do, what to do. There are two approaches to being rich. You either give your money to someone who is skilled in finance or you learn the skills of finance yourself.There is a whole box of content about finance, at its core though, it is simple. At least in theory. Execution of the principles isn’t so easy unless you know one thing.

I’ll say it again, I have the whole picture. I used to be like you. I used to dream of being rich and having the better life. I would search the internet for hours trying to find someone who knew how I could become rich. Over the course of 13 years, NO ONE ever told me how to improve my life or how to make a million dollars. Do you know what did happen? I found clues, I found pieces to the puzzle. Clue after clue, I gained puzzle piece after puzzle piece. I solved riddle after riddle. And I appear before you today with the whole picture. I have solved the riddle. I have formed the complete MILLION DOLLAR PUZZLE.

Was it really difficult? Yes! It took me 13 years to figure everything out! You show me anyone who spent 13 years on anything and I will shake their hand and congratulate them.So, how does a person become rich? Your first lesson : You don’t become rich, unless you win the lottery or inherit millions. Your first lesson is understanding what your words actually mean. People know words and have a basic idea of what the word means. The trouble is they don’t really know what the words they use mean.Talk about a hot mess. How do you explain to someone that what they “know” is not true. They “think” they know but they really don’t know. How do you tell someone who is certain they know something that all these years they thought incorrectly?

What if I told you that I haven’t even barely scratched the surface of the Million Dollar Puzzle? It’s true, I haven’t even barely scratched the surface of all a person needs to know in order to solve the M.D.P

If you think you know so much, why don’t you have the life you want? I am not calling you out. I am just asking you. If you have all the answers why are you still searching and not doing? You don’t have the answers, that is why you are reading this blog. Your second lesson: If you haven’t achieve something, you don’t know anything. You have to approach any problem like you don’t know what you are doing. You have to keep an open mind to everything. Only through careful expirementation can you confirm that something is not true or is true.

Does money issues keep you awake at night?

Do you badly want to be rich?

Do you strongly desire to have the good life?

Have you realized that you know there is something you are missing?

Do you feel as though you have tried everything?

Do you feel as though you have hit a brick wall?

Then you have come to the right place. I solved the riddle and my research has all been added in my new book. I wrote about all the skills I learned that allowed me to discover the key ingredients on how to solve the M.D.P.

I will leave you with this. I went from broke, jobless, homeless, creditless and carless to gaining it all. The skills I learned are ALL in my book. I promise you, if you do not know the skills covered in my book, you will never be rich. I am not a slow person. And it still took me 13 years to put it all together! If you are just starting, how long will it take you doing what I did?

I was jobless: I got a job

I was broke: I got money

I was carless: I got a car

I was homeless: I got a home

I was creditless: I got credit

What you want to know is what books did I read to learn most of what I know. My own book is not mainly about money. What you need to know is what money books did I read that made  all the difference in my finances. There are 3 books that I read that changed my life.

Buy purchasing from my links, you can be guaranteed to get the insider scoop that only I can give you. You could buy the book and read it from anywhere. What you would lose out on is my specialized insight in how to use the book. With every purchase I will include a do

My Manifesto

The whole situation starts with the motive to understand. It is much like connecting the dots in a coordinate graph. All the dots connect to each other. What I really need is a mental model in order to see all the dots in one miniature picture. I just need to see the whole thing. Which essentially means I need to pull back away from what I am studying in order to get a better view of the whole picture. ?How do I pull back away from what I am studying in order to see the whole picture? How do I create distance from the object being studied and my focus? ! Idea, first think about the object in a broad way.


Think about an orange. Think about the color (orange) Think about the shape (round)

People>person>body>body parts>body part>tissue>tissue pieces>tissue material>

Market>people>People have needs>People have money>People have wants>

Help one>Help many

Be able to meet people’s needs or wants> I need to know their wants and needs in order to meet them> I also need to have the materials to meet their wants or needs>People have a firewall, a thing that makes them say no>

People want what I want>I can work off of that>

The whole is made up of processes>me writing is a process>I want to access a website> the first process is the thought (I want to access this site) the second process is the act of typing>The third process is waiting for the server to kick back the site to me>In order to be efficient I need to eliminate as many PAUSES as possible>I want to transition from thought to action to though to action. If I have to set myself to pause to wait, that is destroying time. From birth to death, I am destroying time>There are two things that a person does, they destroy time and they destroy money. Time and money are not connected unless we choose to connect them> The brain can only go so long before it has to pause> ?We have to ask why? What

group>individuals>individual beliefs>beliefs have a source>

It just occurred to me, this woman next to me is studying some kind of school work and she is two caffeinated drinks into her stay. Knowing the affects of caffeine and trying to study while drinking coffee, I know what she is doing is counterproductive. There is two things that I benefit from this realization. #1 college students need a place to study when the college library is closed. What they do is they come to the coffee shop to study and it is not only loud, people drink coffee which jacks them up and doesn’t actually help their brain function. It is like a whole body jump when all they really need is a brain jump. This made me think about what the brain needs to properly function. It also poses the question, what happens when the brain is put under load? A disturbing thing I read while researching is that kids fed a low fat diet or a diet of processed foods have a 30 point less IQ than someone who eats the opposite, this separates them from being mentally retarded by a 30 point difference. I recall how stupid I felt when I was eating a bunch of fast food, it literally makes you stupid. Another problem that students face when trying to do school work is when they are at the library or they are at the cafe, they do not have access to healthy food or water. I mean this stuff gets expensive. I liked how quiet it was at the college library but the place was uncomfortable, there was no immediate access to water or healthy food. What this does is create a lot of pauses and distractions which is counterproductive when you are trying to focus on school work. If there was a place where there were comfortable chairs and desks, water on tap, healthy food on tap, that was quiet, this would be the perfect environment for the student. It is definitely a must to take a break every couple hours to get the blood flowing and limber up the muscles. It is annoying though when you have an audience.The only thing I can do is not care.

How to write a book: So you want to be an author?


Let’s go over the things a person needs to do in order to write a book. The first thing a person has to do is believe that they can write a book. Adults have a major problem with believing they can do something they have never done before. The only reason I can come up with is as an adult we are constantly being told no we can’t have or do something. Maybe it all starts when we are a kid. Our parents tell us no all the time. We start to believe we can’t do anything we want to do. I can’t be sure. But yeah, first you gotta just believe you can write a book.

The next thing that a person has to do is they need to have a message. They need to have something to say. You need to have some kind of philosophical message or you need a story to tell. If you come to me and you ask me “I don’t know what I should write about”. Your problem is you don’t have a message. You don’t have a story to tell. I can’t help you with that. If you don’t have anything worth telling someone, you better work on that.

Ok, so you have a message or a story to tell, this is great. You don’t need to have anything more than the idea of what you want to write about. It helps if you have a lot to say. What you need to do is get a pen or pencil and some paper to write with. You could also use a computer to write on. Frankly, it doesn’t matter what you write on. Try stuff out and see what you like best, that is the only way I know to see what you like to write with.

You are going to need a quiet place where nobody bothers you. If you can’t get silence, utilize head phones and listen to your favorite jam. Set aside some time to write. You need to set aside time to write every day. You need to get fluent in writing. I will tell you what really helped me move forward with an interest in writing. I took a college writing class and it really polished me in writing. I am not saying I am a professor in the written word, I am saying that is awakened an interest. I used to write my thoughts down because my brain was brimming with thoughts. Once I got introduced to the science behind writing I was a new interested party.

Before I took the college class I didn’t have a clue as to how much there is to writing. I had a very primitive view of writing. The class opened a door to me. I highly recommend if you have not had a writing class, you should enroll in one. It was an odd thing for me, I had never really written much in the way of a short story. One day after class I went to the college library and I got inspired and I wrote this slap stick type comedy short story. I was literally laughing my way through the story. I was having a lot of fun throwing that story together.

When it came time to turn that short story in, the instructor liked it so much she read it in front of the class. I couldn’t help myself, I started cracking up in class. I had fun writing the story, I had never had so much fun writing before. I don’t know what came over me, I just took the task seriously and I just suddenly got inspired. I actually applied myself to something whole heartedly. This is a big deal to me because normally I am thinking about a dozen things that splits my attention.

So you just start writing and you keep writing until you are done. Whether it be stating a message you have to tell the world or a story that you want to share with the world. I did not write my two manuscripts  for money, I wrote them because I wanted to share with the world messages I had developed. This reminds me, know that nothing exists outside of us until it first exists inside our mind. In reading this, I am sure it sounds simplistic. That doesn’t change the fact that it is true and something worth paying attention to.

Whatever you want to exist, you first have to see it in your mind.

After you finish writing everything you want to say, you read through the entire manuscript. You are reading through it to make sure the wording makes sense. After you get done doing that, read through it again to check for grammar and punctuation errors. You want to remove word redundancies, wordiness and irrelevant thoughts. If we are talking about cars, don’t start talking about camels. You need to stay on point and on topic.

Once you get done with the manuscript you need to either get an agent to approach a publisher, or you need to self publish. After a lot of looking around I settled on Create Space, a company owned by Amazon. They will print your book for free and give you an ISBN. No blog would be complete without explaining to you what I am talking about,

noun: manuscript; plural noun: manuscripts
  1. a book, document, or piece of music written by hand rather than typed or printed.

ISBN: An ISBN is an International Standard Book Number. ISBNs were 10 digits in length up to the end of December 2006, but since 1 January 2007 they now always consist of 13 digits. ISBNs are calculated using a specific mathematical formula and include a check digit to validate the number.

Here is a link to more information about it:

I am pursuing going through Createspace, here is the link.

Since I am pursuing self publish AKA POD (Print on Demand)

It only makes sense to give you the source I am using. In order to use the site or to see anything of any real value, you need to sign up for an account. After that they give you access to the steps that you need to take to upload your manuscript. See,  no matter how you create the manuscript you need to get in into the computer and turn it into a PDF. They have specific formatting requirements to ensure the book gets printed correctly.

They list a couple of options when it comes to the ISBN which is required. They will give you one ISBN for free but there is a catch. You should know that you need one ISBN for each format you use to publish your book. You need one for a hardcover,  soft cover, ebook. You can buy a universal ISBN from Amazon for $99 which means you can publish through other companies aside from Amazon. Amazon wants their cut of the pie you made. Basically, you made the pie and Amazon has the oven.

They also give you a third option to select your ISBN, you can provide your own. You get your single ISBN or multiple through this site.

If you are like me I had some questions about publish a book. I am going to list them here and answer them in a short way.

Q:How do I publish a book?

A:You can hire an agent or you can self publish.

Q:How do I get an agent?

A: I don’t know, Google it?

Q:How do I self publish?

A. Go to and set up your book through Amazon.

Q:Can you hold my hand through the process?

A: Yes, you can pay me. Contact me for pricing.

Q:How do you write a manuscript?

A:To find this out I picked up a couple of my books to see how they set it up. At first I thought there was a specific way a book had to be in order for it to be a legit manuscript. The fact is there is no set way on how a book can be created. It is your book, use whatever font you want and whatever letter size you want. You should use proper English and proof read multiple times look for typos. Don’t be like me and try to write a masterpiece the first time. The first manuscript I wrote I screwed the format up. The second manuscript I realized the mistakes I made on the first run and did it differently. Essentially, you need a title page, an introduction page with intro pages to follow. You need to explain what your book is about and who it is for. Don’t be like so many sleazy authors who throw on a catchy title and glamorize their ideas when they don’t deliver. Don’t promise the stars if all you have to offer is dust. To be fair, this does sell books. I don’t see those people as legit and neither will the rest of the world. If you are remotely good at writing, society needs you! There are so many lousy writers out there that just want to sell books. My advice is to look at some of your books and see what they did with their book, it will make your book seem more legit when you start writing. If you know how the published authors set up their book, you can just copy it. You should not use multiple fonts in your manuscript, it is annoying to read. When you are writing your manuscript, double space your lines. It will make writing your manuscript so much better! There is nothing worse than trying to write your manuscript when all the sentences are smashed together. When you go to read through it looking for errors, trust me double space it. You want to read through your manuscript at least 3 times. J.K Rowling rewrote Harry Potter, like 5 times. You want everything to make sense. You want everything to add up. You don’t want to say your character Popper to say he hates seafood in one scene and then in the next you have him eating salmon. Billy says, hey Popper I thought you didn’t like seafood?? OH! Right! Picks up the salmon and throws it behind his head. I don’t know why I was eating that. Can someone pass me the bread sticks? The whole audience is going, huh? What just happened? Does Popper have amnesia? This might make sense until Popper says, ” I hate seafood Billy! What are you talking about! eh? Billy says in disbelief, “You were just eating Salmon??? Popper gets angry and retorts “Liar!” Next thing we know Popper and Billy are rolling on the ground beating up on each other and the whole audience is like what???? Anyway this would make a lame story line and it would be really boring. It comes across as choppy and pointless. It actually sickens me to use such a lousy piece of writing to illustrate my point.





It should actually be more like, how do you build a book. There is no comparison between writing an actual book and just writing. Anyone can write if they learned how. Not anyone can write a book. You don’t just write a book. You have to learn through trial and error how to write a book. Here is how it started for me:

I took a Notepad, I wrote all my contact in it. Then I typed it out on a type writer, then I put it into a fancy leather bound journal and then I typed it into the computer. The biggest thing I found to weigh on whether I wrote or not was the experience. I liked the tactile experience of typing on a type writer. I liked the clicking noise it made and I liked the sound also. I felt like my writing was valuable so I bought a leather bound journal to write the draft in. As a matter of fact, I am still working on the book right now. I am typing into my laptop, titling the pages and number them. The formatting of the book is a tedious job.

What works for me might not work for you, experiment for yourself to see what works for you. Right now, I printed off my manuscript and  I am formatting and typing out the data. I have had to be careful about how much time I spent doing this work. One afternoon I spent 3 hours and it burnt me out for the rest of the day. I discovered I can only spend so much time on it before I need to call it a day. No matter how you look at it, creating a book is work. It is just a much a job as anything else a person could do. I personally have a lot to say. Which is why writing for me is a shoe in. I don’t particularly enjoy the writing process which I realize is a absolute problem.

If you plan to write a book it is critical that you have a supportive and comfortable chair to sit in while you write. It is critical that you don’t have any distractions. There should be nobody around making noises or causing drama. You need peace and quiet while you work on coming up with ideas and deciding the best way to proceed with keeping your content tidy. You should be writing or typing depending on which you enjoy more. If you have a better time writing with a pen, get your rough draft built that way.

It is important to spread out the work. Compiling a book is a brain intensive job. You need to be comfortable while you do your work. I know what I am saying is true because I have tried to write while being around loud people and sitting in a chair that wasn’t comfortable. It is a miracle I have made it this far with my writing in spite of the fact I have not had a comfortable place to write nor have a had a quiet place to sit. Writing a book is like fighting in the blind. You just keep writing even though you have no idea what you are doing. You just have this distant idea that you want to have a book published.

If you aren’t trying to create a work of art, it is possible to write a mediocre book without too much trouble. I, on the other hand am working on creating a masterpiece. I am not trying to produce a mediocre work. It helps if you don’t have to work! If I didn’t have to work I could spend every day working on my book and that would make me happy! The first book is going to be the most challenging because you don’t know what you are doing. I have found that even when I did research on how to write a book, it was more confusing then it was helpful.

I swear there are so many people that can’t assimilate data. They are lousy writers. They might be good story tellers but they don’t know how to organize data in a way that makes plain sense. The world needs more great writers. It amazes me that of all the books I have read most of them aren’t well written. All a writer has to do is make the book a page turned. Keep your reader interested enough to keep turning the page. This means don’t dwell on the same idea for too long, keep adding spark to your work. Or you could call it juice, keep adding juice to the writing. This will keep the reader wanting to find out what happens next.

What I do is think of the most interesting places and things I can come up with and then mix them together.



TOP NOTCH OTR Trucking Companies Review


The million dollar questions for anyone considering doing OTR trucking is:

A.What is OTR trucking like?

B. Is OTR trucking compatible with me?

C. Which is the best company to work for?

D. How much can I earn?

E. How do I become a top driver?

F. What are the pros and cons of OTR?

G. What are the requirements to become an OTR driver?

H. What are the dangers to driving OTR?

There are other questions like what are the benefits like, how long does it take to get a CDL and how much does training cost or how can I get trained for free. I personally feel as these are secondary concerns. Really, it is more about should I do it. Make no mistake, OTR is a career and not just some J. O. B.  This is not going to be like stocking freight, flipping burgers, pumping gas, answering phones or doing data entry. No, this is a real JOB and a real CAREER. There is a lot of things you are going to be responsible for. The worse that can happen flipping burgers is somebody yells at you for overcooking the bun. Nobody dies, (usually!) If you screw up nothing really bad happens. Not so in the case of OTR. You are driving the equivalent of a MOBILE home its YUGE! Not only that, it weight a lot. If you crash into someobody in a car, you turn it into a pancake.

Let’s not forget the people inside that pancake. They turn into pancakes too! Can you be responsible enough to operate a multi-ton wheeled slab of metal? I am not going to discourage you. I am not going to tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t do it. I am trying to prepare and educate you in making the decision about whether you should do trucking or not. I don’t know about you but I don’t wat to leave my town, be on the road with some trainer sleeping beside me, 2,000 miles from my native bed, and sit there in the can of truck and realize trucking sucks raw eggs  and I am a vegetarian!

That is the whole point of this blog. To give some real talk about the topic. I  mean sure, you could say fugget and just do it. You could also waste your money and your time trying to do something that you will end up hating. Not to say that you will hate it but you cannot know if you will or not until you try it. What are you reasons for doing trucking? Is it the money? Then you will want to know about the benefits and the pay. Is it about the freedom of being the captain of your own ship? Is it to get away for the nagging in laws? What if I told you these are all bad reasons to take up trucking.

The fact is, you should not be running away from anything. You should not be trying to escape from anything. You should be doing trucking because the trucking life appeals to you. Can you spent countless hours sitting in the cab of a semi, rolling through different states? Are you okay with being jacked up on caffeine all the time? Are you okay with sleeping at 4PM and driving at 4AM? Are you okay with getting lost in the middle of New York city only to find a mighty mouse size bridge in front of you? yep, you gotta turn that beast around!

I contact a OTR trucking company and they told me the pay was like .37 per mile! What a joke. Who in their right mind would leave the warmth of their own bed to live on the freeway for $2,500 per month? That is assuming you drive around 8,000 miles per month.You have to realize there are companies out there that are ready and waiting to take full advantage of the desperate soul that wants to better their life and see the country. That is another reason why I am writing this blog. This is not something a person should walk into with half the facts. Due to my own research, I am getting half the room says trucking is a nightmare and the other half is either not squawking or giving vague encouragement.

It was after researching doing OTR that stemmed the creation of this blog. Where is the expert on OTR? I don’t want to listen to or read about people who have an agenda. You cannot trust what the recruiter says, they are just trying to meet quota. You can’t trust vloggers or bloggers who are truckers themselves. The reason why is because some of them have their own agenda. The more people that want to do trucking means supply goes up and pay will ultimately go down. If the OTR trucking industry started spiking in candidates that would give the current truckers less leverage over their ability to command higher pay and better loads.

That leave you and I to try and tell who is lying and who is telling the truth. It is up to us to prevent other people from screwing us over for their personal gain. Now that I have this intro out of the way, what you can expect is a name and link of the trucking companies I find on my searches. This will be an on going project as I collect and assimilate the information.

The goal here is to narrow down the companies that are leading the industry in the OTR industry. I want to know the best companies, subsequently you will know about the best after I am done doing my research. I am going to look at the company culture, their ethics, the pay, applicable bonuses, medical plans, wage increases and any other pertinent info I discover. I am going to separate the men from the boys. I don’t want to get in with a company that wants to screw me over out of pay or benfits. I am sure you don’t want that either.

I will be listing as much information as I can locate as I go through the list. If I discover a company is a gross violator of ethics I will simply delete the link and post notes as to what I found out about the company. Only the best companies will do for us! If you have some information you want to be added to this blog feel free to get in touch with me. Be prepared to providing supporting data as to the accuracy of the information you want me to post in this blog. You can reach me on skype HOUSEOFJINN.

I have been watching videos every now and then about trucking. I have yet to watch any video that has been the tipping point for me. They just aren’t providing enough hard data or credibility in the field of OTR. I don’t want to jump into this OTR career until I have satisfactory answers to my questions. I personally have too much on the line to jump ship and “try it out”. I was just on a site where it showed you could earn .52 practical miles. 8,000 a month and you aren’t evening taking home 4K, it is like $775 after taxes per week.

They talked about practical mile which I gathered from a forum means  “Practical miles are the routes that are best for a Big truck to take.
There are also Shortest Distance Miles, but they often take Big trucks thorough smaller towns on less than practical roads.”

I have seen some vloggers who show a good $1,000 a week and that is good money as far as I am concerned. Keep in mind that trucking will consume your whole life. Your entire life is running the truck and maintaing the truck. The only time you get is when you are sitting idle waiting for the next load or when you are sleeping. Even then, you should be charting your course and checking your rig in your down time. The career is all about making money. That is all you should be interested in doing because that is all you will be doing.

If you are okay with this, you should stick with me through my blogging journey.





SWIFT (It is looking bad for Swift as I have had prior contact with them. I was interested some time ago and requested information. They sent me a link to a site to do some home study. I couldn’t keep waiting so I ended up getting a regular job to pay bills. I reached out to them to see about getting an updated link and they consequently ignored my emails. They basically said here is some study material, contact us when you have finished it. )