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1 year ago 12



My brother-in-law Ron sent this to me, it is just too good.  Sherlene and I have gone over these about thousand times in 47 years of marriage!  I love her deeply, but she and few women either understand this or abide by them, but for what it’s worth try it out on your wife, or girlfriend!

Good Luck!



The Man Rules

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down


Finally, the guys’ side of the story.

( I must admit, it’s pretty good.)

We always hear ‘the rules’

From the female side 



  Now here are the rules from the male side.  


These are our rules!

Please note.. these are all numbered ‘1 ‘




1.   Men are NOT mind readers.


1. Learn to work the toilet seat.

You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down..

We need it up, you need it down.

You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.


1. Sunday sports It’s like the full moon

or the changing of the tides.

Let it be.


1. Crying is blackmail.


1. Ask for what you want.

Let us be clear on this one:

Subtle hints do not work!

Strong hints do not work!

Obvious hints do not work!

Just say it!


1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.


1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do.

Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.



1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.

In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.



1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are.

Don’t ask us.


1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the   other one 


1. You can either ask us to do something

or tell us how you want it done.

Not both.

If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.


1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.


1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.


1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.

Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.



1. If it itches, it will be scratched..

We do that.


1. If we ask what is wrong and you say ‘nothing,’ We will act like nothing’s wrong.

We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.


1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.


1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really. 


1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or motor sports.



1. You have enough clothes.


1. You have too many shoes.


1. I am in shape.  Round IS a shape!


1. Thank you for reading this.

Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight.


But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.


Have a great weekend!




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1 year ago 0



I was covered up in emails yesterday asking for details, so here is what is set so far!



* All pricing is workshop or tour fee only and does not include travel or lodging.

HIS LIGHT  Image Show Production Workshop with Bill Fortney  –  $799.



HIS LIGHT  St. Augustine  Workshop with R.C. Concepcion & Bill Fortney  $995.


FUJI WORKSHOP Columbia Gorge with Jack Graham & Bill Fortney  $995.


HIS LIGHT  Old Car City and Railway Museum  with Bill Fortney  $799.


FUJI WORKSHOP  Great Smoky Mountains with Jack Graham and Bill Fortney   $995.


HIS LIGHT Shaker Village  with Joe McNally & Bill Fortney  $1,095.


HIS LIGHT Capital Reef and Goblin State Park with Matt  Kloskowski & Bill Fortney  $995.


JACK GRAHAM WORKSHOP  Oregon Coast with Jack Graham & Bill Fortney   $995.


FUJI WORKSHOP Palouse Region with Jack Graham & Bill Fortney  $995.


HIS LIGHT Nashville Ricky Skaggs Workshop  with Ricky Skaggs & Bill Fortney  $995.  *includes a ticket to Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Show at the Historic Ryman


HIS LIGHT  Bodie Ghost Town and Night Photography with Bill Pekala & Bill Fortney  $1,195. * Includes all special permits and entry fees for nights and buildings in Bodie!


HIS LIGHT Smokies in Summer Close-Up Workshop  with Bill Fortney  $995.


FUJI WORKSHOP Grand Tetons in Fall  with Jack Graham & Bill Fortney  $995.


JACK GRAHAM WORKSHOP  Amish Country Northern Ohio with J. Graham & B. Fortney  $995.


Third Annual GreatSmokies Nature Photo Summit  Lot of stars  more details coming   $495.


FUJI WORKSHOP  Smokies in Late Fall  with Jack Graham & Bill Fortney  $995.


JACK GRAHAM WORKSHOP  Tetons in Winter  with Jack Graham & Bill Fortney




HIS LIGHT  Take $100. off any workshop if you register before December 31, 2016  *Excluding Bodie



HOTELS:    Full info by October of 2016


LIMITED TO (Number of Guests, Excluding instructors & Fuji Reps):


HIS LIGHT  Image Show Production Workshop   Limited to 8 Guests

HIS LIGHT  St. Augustine  Workshop   Limited to 12 Guests

FUJI WORKSHOP Columbia Gorge  Limited to 12 Guests

HIS LIGHT  Old Car City and Railway Museum  Limited to 10 Guests

FUJI WORKSHOP  Great Smoky Mountains   Limited to 12 Guests

HIS LIGHT Shaker Village   Limited to 12 Guests

HIS LIGHT Capital Reef and Goblin State Park    Limited to 12 Guests

JACK GRAHAM WORKSHOP  Oregon Coast     Limited to 8 Guests

FUJI WORKSHOP Palouse Region   Limited to 12 Guests

HIS LIGHT Nashville Ricky Skaggs Workshop    Limited to 12 Guests

HIS LIGHT  Bodie Ghost Town and Night Photography   Limited to 10 Guests

HIS LIGHT Smokies in Summer Close-Up Workshop   Limited to 8 Guests

FUJI WORKSHOP Grand Tetons in Fall     Limited to 12 Guests

JACK GRAHAM WORKSHOP  Amish Country Northern Ohio   Limited to 12 Guests

Third Annual GreatSmokies Nature Photo Summit  Lot of stars  more details coaming   $495.     Limited to 200 Guests

FUJI WORKSHOP  Smokies in Late Fall     Limited to 12 Guests

JACK GRAHAM WORKSHOP  Tetons in Winter    Limited to 8 Guests




St.Augustine, America’s Oldest City, Architecture, Americana and classroom work.

HIS LIGHT Shaker Village  Lighting re-enactors with flash and window light general  Americana Work with JOE MCNALLY

HIS LIGHT  Bodie Ghost Town, Night photography expert Bill Pekala will helps capture the Milky Way and night sky over Mono Lake and Buildings  in Bodie, lots of great locations for this wonderful tour!  Price includes night time entry to Bodie (few get to do this!) and entry to the key building’s interiors, once again, a rare treat!)


More info coming soon!






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More details to come, Same drill for His Light Workshops and Tours contact me, for my workshops with Jack Graham and the Fuji Workshops, contact  Some events are in the final stages but for today, this is all a go!!!!




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1 year, 1 month ago 46



So many things have happened this week that I wanted to share some thoughts on, so here goes!


THE ORLANDO SHOOTING:  While I am not part of the LBGT community I was still shocked and saddened by this pure act of terrorism and hate.  I stand with the victim’s families and injured in demanding answers to how this could happen.  The FBI apparently had this man in custody twice and had lots of information that would lead anyone to believe that he was a real threat, yet he was able to get a concealed carry permit and buy an AR-15!  Something is badly wrong with the people that are supposed to be protecting us!  I think our federal agencies owe us, the people, an explanation!


ANOTHER ROUND OF GUN CONTROL TALK:  When our politicians and their agencies fail us, they immediately blame it on the gun.  I challenge anyone to find even a single incident where a gun went into a crowed room by itself and shot a bunch of people!  The term assault weapon is being overused and used in a wrong context.  An assault weapon is a weapon that is being used to “assault” someone.  An axe can be used to attack someone in the hands of an “attacker”  but we do not call axes, Assault Axes!  An AR-15 rifle is a semi automatic rifle, it is not an assault rifle until it is used to perpetrate an assault.  I own a AR-15, but I have never used it to assault anything except paper targets.  I have no intention of ever aiming it at anyone, unless they are assaulting me or my family.  That is called self-defense and it is legal under U.S. law and under the faith of almost all religions.  I wish people that are afraid of guns or just don’t like them, would just stay out of the debate.  If you want to talk about this subject objectively, take a training course, learn the proper way to handle a firearm, spend hours at a range and learn to understand and respect guns.  They are not to be feared, but bad people with evil in their hearts are to be feared, let’s start there!


THE EVIL IN WASHINGTON:   What I’m about to say does not apply to every single person in government, but it sure applies to far too many!  We elect REPRESENATTIVES to go to Washington and watch out for the interests of the people.  We have trusted them to keep their oath to uphold the constitution of the United States of America.  When they get there they immediately find out that a great deal of money, wealth and power can be had if they simply play ball with all the special interests.  Soon the addiction of power, money, sex and corruption is too much to walk away from and then they need only one thing,  since the lobbyist have provided everything else, and that is to stay there, get re-elected and re-elected.  So they lie to us, they steal our money through taxes, they transfer our wealth to the poor to buy their votes and allegiance, and they do it all while acting like they are really in it for us.  You should be ashamed, no, you should be in prison!  You pass laws that apply to all of us, but that you do not have to obey.  You have fabulous health care and you give us Obamacare.  You live like kings off the fat of the land, and we provide the fat!  Well my friend what goes around, comes around, and trust me, there will be a final accounting.  I hope I’m within earshot when you stand before God and have your sins read aloud!  It’s time to repent and get right, soon it will be too late!


SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW:  Go to Youtube and watch the videos by Mike Mahoney:  Money VS Currency and The Biggest Scam in the History of Mankind.  It will teach you about Fractional Banking System.   If you think Madoff was a thief, wait till you see what the Federal Reserve and our banking system is doing to us!  I can highly recommend Mike’s very instructional videos!


LIONS  & TIGERS & BEARS OH MY!!!!!!!  So the world has gone crazy, we’re being robbed by our elected officials, terrortist live next door and are starting to kill us on our own streets!  The media tells us that more and more people do not believe in God or any god.  Things we grew up being told were wrong are now fine!  What are we to do?????


GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL:   Whether you believe in Him or not, He believes in you!  God has a plan, He always has, and He is allowing us to be what we have always been, fallen man.    We can choose to believe on Him and live in His grace and forgiveness or reject Him.  It’s our choice.  One things is for sure, He knows just where we are and what will happen next, our job is to keep our eye on the ball, (HIM), and trust Him,  and work at bringing in the Harvest before night fall.




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