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

Every Cloud Has A Silverliner
So there we stood, me, my lovely wife Kathy, James, Jeff and my three year old daughter Jamie. Standing in line to board Eastern Airlines flight 1225 departing at 12:25 for the North Pole. Jamie had been diagnosed with cancer a year earlier and we all felt a quick trip…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Feb 28, 2013  
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Marvelous, Simply Marvelous!
For years now, every time I have been greeted “How are you?” or “How are you doing?” I have had one and only one reply: “Marvelous. Simply Marvelous.” This has become a signature of mine if you will. Whether it’s at Church, a night out or at the local Walmart…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Feb 27, 2013  
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Grand Mediterranean Adventure Part 1
“Whoever said that “getting there is half the fun” should be shot.” Anonymous Day One: Anyone remember the old Song from the Movie “Love Story”? “Where do I begin to tell the story…..”. Well that’s kind of how I feel about this story. I thought---and thought----and thought some more ….…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Cruising   Feb 27, 2013  
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Lost With the Pirates
As I write this there is a popular TV show running re-runs on Monday nights called “Lost” and it got me thinking----Lost…….. What parent hasn’t at some time or another lost a kid at Wal-Mart, Kmart or the Mall. You turn around and two seconds later ---poof---their gone. And if…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Parenting   Feb 27, 2013  
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Wanna Bet
“Want to Bet?” Over the years I have found that it is not unusual for couples meeting each other for the first or second time to ask the same old questions. Especially when travelling, either near or far, by land or sea. It seems a good bet that, along the…
By:  in  Relationships  >  Marriage   Feb 26, 2013  
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