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

The Missing Woman In Iceland
Prologue This story played out in this ole cowboy's mind as I read a recent news story released by Ron Recinto of the "Slideshow". Let me take some writer's prerogative and tell the story from a woman's point of view. Icelandic Adventure I needed to get away and take some…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Aug 30, 2012  
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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 the outlet where the refrigerator is plugged in. It is time for an electrical makeover for this old ranch house. The electrical panels and wiring are at least 40…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Aug 24, 2012  
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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 as I once was about going to work each day. The economy and technology had evolved into something I was not prepared for. New devices such as cell phones, computers, laptops, and the…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Aug 24, 2012  
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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 this ole cowboy's way of thinking. The first and most important thing I learned was that I wasn't going to get rich quick! It would take much…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Aug 23, 2012  
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Texas Judge Warns Of Riots And Civil War With the Re - Election Of Obama
A Texas Judge was calling for tax increases for the Lubbock area. The reason for the tax increases was simple. He wanted to be ready for any emergency that may arise with the upcoming election. The extra tax revenue would go for hiring on more law enforcement officers in Lubbock.…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Aug 23, 2012  
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Focus: Movies, Spouse And More
Focus. It's a strange word! I know I think about focus every time I don't have my reading glasses on and try to focus on the words staring back at me from the page. Without my glasses on, words and pictures are fuzzy and hard to determine what they are.…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Humor   Aug 21, 2012  
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Choosing A Career: Horsing Around Until the Cows Come Home!
As a young cowboy without a horse to ride, I rode my pet milk cow around. The differences between milk cows and horses can be a useful comparison to make for a young person about ready to choose a career path. Let's begin with the milk cow. It's 6 am…
By:  in  Business  >  Career Advice   Aug 20, 2012  
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Illegal Immigration: President Obama's Dream Doomed?
Maybe there is hope for making a stand against President Obama's decree that temporarily legalizes many young illegal immigrants. Nebraska has joined Arizona and is not willing to issue driver's licenses or other state benefits to the newly 'legalized' illegal immigrants! Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said that Obama's DREAM-like program…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Aug 20, 2012  
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The Superior Arrow Sign: A Vintage Entrepreneurial Lesson
A casual visit to a local gift shop turned out to be a fantastic journey back in time. There was a somewhat unusual sign perched in the front window. It was an arrow with flashing lights pointing the way. I had no idea that this sign would point me to…
By:  in  Business  >  Entrepreneurialism   Aug 19, 2012  
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Illegal Immigration: Jan Brewer Vs President Obama
Illegal immigration is an issue that has the nation split in half! Supporters say things like "This is the melting pot, so let's greet them with open arms." While others say, "Let's build a fence to keep the neighboring 'visitors' in their own country." The debate rages on as President…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Aug 18, 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…