James Voerg (Street Articles Author)
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Scoop from the Coup—The Scoop

So why the name Scoop from the Coup? What idiot would name a series of stories, reflections and a book such a strange name? Me. You see most of the things I write are written while on our farm. My wife and I own a Poultry farm in North Georgia where we raise around 67,000 chickens every six weeks or so. Years ago I was asked to serve on our Church Council, Christ the KingLutheranChurch in Cumming, Georgia, and eventually as President. Part of my responsibilities was to write a bi-monthly article for our newsletter and hence “The Scoop from the Coup” was born.

Those not written on the farm were written either in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe or anywhere in between. You see my wife and I also own a Travel Agency, named Uniglobe Love to Travel (because we Love to Travel) and between chicken flocks we traveled the world.

I have been an entrepreneur all of my life. I have bought and started a Franchise (Carpet Genie), and ended up as the President of the Franchisor. I became the President of a Video Production and Distribution Company doing millions of dollars in sales. And just so you do not get the wrong idea, I am not a “Gentleman Farmer” where some one else does all the work. Just before writing this I just came up from checking on 64,000 chickens. I did not drive down in some Mercedes but a pick up truck. I seldom clean the inside because I laughingly claim that it is the chicken *hit that keeps it together.

So my stories are wide and varied just as my background. I work in jeans and own two tuxedoes and am equally comfortable in both. I write about what I feel and see. What I know to be true and what I wish were true. I write from experience and from the Heart. Stories are happy and sad because Life is the same way. They will make you laugh or make you cry.

So log in or log out. Enjoy or criticize. Comment or don’t.

But know this: Scoop from the Coup is meant to feed your mind and you’re Soul.

Pray for me, I’ll pray for you.

Jim

Airport Lines And the Emperor’s New Clothes
And as of now, tours of the White House are still are closed! It is now being reported that lines at our Nation’s Airports are getting slower and slower and longer and longer—all due, supposedly, to the infamous “sequester.” I just received a copy of an e-mail from one of…
By:  in  Politics   Apr 24, 2013  
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Mama's Mink
And that’s when my head hit the tree. And I mean hard. Seeing stars hard. Bad headache hard. Hard! Lying there—face to the ground—head hurting—I remembered thinking that this bad idea started a year earlier. I could not have been more than fourteen. A girl just a few streets away…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   Apr 23, 2013  
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Confidence Part Two
Recently I wrote about my first time on the Stage---the Theatre. I remember writing that it was the first of many but as I looked back through all of my stories, I realized that I have never written much about my acting career. Actually nothing. Why I asked myself? Because…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Apr 17, 2013  
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Confidence, Confidence, Confidence!
“Amen!” So ended my Lovely Wife’s first sermon. Our Pastor was on vacation and she took on the challenge to lead our Worship Service. The question was, could she pull it off? Would she crack under the pressure? Should she really stretch out this Far? It all came down to…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Apr 12, 2013  
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The Magician
How many of you parents, reading this, have suffered through a “Career Day?” You know the day. Your son or daughter has asked you to stand up in front of dozens, if not hundreds of teens and try to explain, what it is, you do for a living and how…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Fatherhood   Apr 06, 2013  
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The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia
“That's the night the lights went out in Georgia.” Anyone remember that song, that lyric? Well my lovely wife Kathy does. She remembers it all too well. But for Her it was the morning the lights went out in Georgia. At least in Cumming, Georgia. At least on Nicholson Rd.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Entertaining   Mar 28, 2013  
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Perfect Moment In Time
I know that not everyone is a Star Trek Fan but I would venture to guess that somewhere in time you have seen at least one of the episodes or one of the many movies. My favorite has long been Star Trek: Insurrection. It’s not just a great story line…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Mar 26, 2013  
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The Challenge Of Stone
A few days ago two things came together that demanded a story. First, I was told by the service person for the company that I grow chickens for that I needed to add more gravel---rock---stone---in front of my chicken houses and driveway. Second, was that I boasted in a recent…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Mar 09, 2013  
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Old Man River
It all started with a phone call. I was all set---make that past set--- as I had already begun most of the preparations---to send off 64,000 of possibly the worst chickens I have ever raised to become chicken nuggets, boneless chicken breasts or chicken wings. When you raise chickens there…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   Mar 09, 2013  
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What Makes A Lap Dog A Lap Dog
The hardest words I have to say each morning is that Lap Time is over. Time for me to get up and get to work. And time for you to get down. Today was especially hard as no one else was home. Family was all off in different directions—Grand Kids…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Mar 05, 2013  
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