McK McConaha (Street Articles Author)
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I have dealt with cows most all of my life, and sometimes would much rather be out on the grasslands enjoying the slight breeze, watching over and caring for those 4 legged beasts. I still do live on a ranch in central northern New Mexico. Married to my sweetheart, Kat. She and I have been together almost 2 years, and enjoying life here in the outback of New Mexico.

Enter from stage left...Wealthy Affiliate University. I wasn't prepared for what I found there. First time to the site and I was completely overwhelmed with that busy, busy, busy website. I haven't much tech knowledge or marketing experience. I was wondering to myself...what in the world is an old balding cowpoke doing here?

Well, let me tell you something! I went from overwhelmed to excited in a two shakes of a rats tail! I noticed that new people were entering the site and saying 'Howdy' on the general chat line on the right. People has all sorts of questions that were being answered by various folks.

I saw a list on the left, that included training...Whoa!! Stop the train!! Training? Click....read. Click.....Read. I soon figured out that I could take 'courses' on Keyword Searches, FTP (don't know what that is yet!), website building, and many more topics. New ones, old ones and there were even blogs where people voiced their problems and then in the comments below there would be answers.

I was hooked! A niche? I knew almost immediately what my two niches would be. First, my wife and I love dogs! Not just any dogs, mind you, Great Danes! Those gentle giants that are way too smart for their own good!

My other niche will probably surprise you. I have a passion about how employees are treated and managed in the workplace. Long story made semi-short. I once worked at a large feedlot, and had my first dealings with the worst kind of manager ever! Since then, almost 30 years now, I read and studied various managers, programs, and books, so that I might not make the same fatal mistakes.

So, this ole cowboy turned Internet Marketer will sign off, now because I know I have classes waiting for me over at WAU. Ya'll have a great time here at SA, and I will see ya around.

Pat and Kat

Not so Political Halloween Costumes: Children And Pets
This time of year brings back many memories of my older brother, myself and our dog, Dusty. We had gotten our cowboy outfits for our birthdays and became the baddest, meanest, toughest ole cusses of the wild wild West. We even had our six shooters ready at a moments notice…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Holidays   Sep 28, 2012  
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I Want to Redeem My Reward Points!
I stood there doing the days dishes, while my wife watched from the other room. "Let me rack up a couple more points, and then it's time to redeem them!", I mused. I finished the dishes, and went to have my Rewards card stamped by my woman. She looked up…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Humor   Sep 26, 2012  
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Visine Poisoning: An Attention Getter
Imagine having a boyfriend that is not giving you the attention you deserve. You really want him to pay attention to you! What are your choices? The first thing that comes to mind is you can bat those baby blues! Don't just blink. Be sure that you do it suggestively!…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Crime   Sep 22, 2012  
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Political Halloween Costumes: Civil War Rages On
The political battles have taken it's toll. The fact that neither side is willing to call a truce is evident! The war of words continue. It's Republican vs Democrat in an all-out-fight to the top. Will there be a winner in the end or will the battle leave both sides…
By:  in  Politics   Sep 20, 2012  
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Political Halloween Costumes: Ghosts Of the Political Past
I have spent a lot of time in the political present as the Halloween season looms near. The charged atmosphere as taken it's toll on me. I was so tired. It was time to rest. I will just close my eyes for awhile.... Suddenly the 'ghost' of the Political Past…
By:  in  Politics   Sep 20, 2012  
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Political Halloween Costumes: Top 3 Republican Candidate Picks
The great thing about this being an election year is all the water cooler topics that keep everyone engaged in talking about politics. Political junkies love to banter back and forth. My conservative husband has a way with words and it's time to break out the big guns. His top…
By:  in  Politics   Sep 18, 2012  
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Dog: Man's Best Friend
Dog is the word for the day around here. We have three of man's best friends romping and playing around the house and across the range. My favorite time of day is first thing in the morning. Why? Because I can sit and have each dog come over for some…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Sep 15, 2012  
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The Tale Of Two Calf Ropers
"It was the best of times, it was worst of times" is the beginning quote of the book titled The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. This quote came to life for this ole cowboy just yesterday. Let's enjoy the western version titled The Tale of Two Calf Ropers.…
By:  in  Business  >  Management   Sep 14, 2012  
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Polish Chicken: A Pompadour Delight
What's the First Thing That Comes to Your Mind When I say chicken, what comes to your mind? Eggs, rooster or maybe even soup if you haven't eaten for awhile. Has Polish chicken sporting a pompadour ever crossed your mind when someone mentions the word chicken? I must admit I…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Humor   Sep 13, 2012  
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Your Hand: A Roadmap to Positive Results
I want each of you to hold out your hand in front of you. Look at it. No, really! Look at your hand! There are some interesting attributes there. Let's start with the thumb! It is shorter and fatter than all the other fingers. It's a constant reminder that there…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Success   Sep 03, 2012  
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Puppy Needs More Than Food And Water
Awe! Isn't she cute? She is SO cute! Lick! Lick! You know what's happening. The cute little fur ball…
Does Your Dog Dominate It's Master?
Who eats FIRST? Your dogs or you? This has become the topic of discussion (dare I say heated?) between…
My Bad to Best Manager
I was fresh out of college, and had landed a great job, Operations Manager, at a large beef feed lot…
Are Your Employees Assets Or Liabilities?
Do you treat your employees as an asset or a liability? Strange question, right? Because assets and…
Illegal Immigration: Jan Brewer Vs President Obama
Illegal immigration is an issue that has the nation split in half! Supporters say things like "This…
Vitamins Make Your Hair Grow
Your haircut is so, so bad and now you need your hair to grow extra fast. Are there any vitamins or…
Your Hand: A Roadmap to Positive Results
I want each of you to hold out your hand in front of you. Look at it. No, really! Look at your hand!…
Electrical Remodel Project: My Old Ranch House & My Old Brain, Part 3
Are you still with me? I sure hope I make it worth your while as I unveil what I found as I remodeled…
Electrical Remodel Project: My Old Ranch House & My Old Brain, Part 1
The lights dim as my wife switches on a burner on the stovetop. There is heat felt in the wall above…
Electrical Remodel Project: My Old Ranch House & My Old Brain, Part 2
After thirty years of working hard for the almighty dollar, times began to change. I wasn't excited…