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Fathers Day 2017

Divine Placement 

It was a feeling of Divine Placement September 2010 as I drove along the long entrance driveway viewing the Bethany Pond, the golf course and the wetlands all around. Curving right I saw a forest of trees and Rhododendrons with a uniform flow of dwellings nestled among such a lush landscape that I described as 60% nature with 40% human destruction. I soon found out how right that notion was as I am forced off the property by self proclaimed Enforcer Tony Anderson of the former HOA board of directors.

Looking for the 1st time one Saturday September night 2010, I searched foreclosures seeing three units. That Sunday morning my life changed finding my Zen Garden Temple overlooking Rock Creek lined with Alders by the Bethany Park Reserve. No sidewalks, no cars, no asphalt or buildings; it was a feeling of living in a treehouse in a forest. Cherry, Oak, Maple and Honey Locust with Burning Bush, Oregon Ash and Smoke trees sprinkled with Fire Flowers. A final home for Tom "Burns".

Not so because out of 59 owners less than a handful see the landscape as I. It is such a tragedy of death for me as I have watched 20 trees and 20 thirty-six year old plants killed bringing me grief not felt since the sudden death of my father from a private plane crash when I was 17. At no time have I been represented properly by any of the HOA Board of Directors after 7 years.

My real estate investment risks 

OccupyHOA (@OccupyHOA)

4/22/17, 10:01 AM

After 38 years of low maintenance and drought tolerant Springtime beauty, landscape committee lead destroys it. HOA Earthday ScienceMarch


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Macro and micro economic observations

Jan 2 2000, 3:40 PM PT

Wait And See


Taken at Emigrant Gap

Sierra Nevada

Bear River


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