Monday, June 30, 2008

Peace Camp 2008

(This is a followup notice to those of you who might not have received the original notice because of its attachments.)

Pieces of Peace
Peace Camp 2008

The Topeka Center for Peace and Justice announces that registration is open for Peace Camp 2008. This year's theme is "Pieces of Peace." The focuses on different days by campers will be Civic Engagement/Community Development, International Issues, Social Justice and Diversity.
The annual week-long program will include a light lunch. Peace Camp will be held in the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University Campus, 17th & Jewell, during the week of July 28 to August 1, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. [Call 785-232-4388 for a flyer.] Children ages six to twelve from across the city and county are invited to this annual celebration of peace. Please contact Bill Beachy at or 785-232-4388 for a registration form. The registration fee per child for attending the week-long Camp is $50; low-income scholarships are available.
Also contact Bill Beachy at or 785-232-4388 for an application form for volunteers (minimum age of 16).
With the help of Peace Camp volunteer staff and community resources, Peace Campers will use art, music, storytelling, crafts and recreation to focus on the theme, Pieces of Peace."
Local businesses, congregations or community organizations interested in sponsoring a child should call 785-232-4388. The Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, established in 1985, works with individuals and organizations in the greater Topeka community to promote justice and peace through education and action for social change.Attachments (These are not included to ensure that you receive this notice):08 Flyer08 Registration Form08 Volunteer Application(To request any of these files, please contact the CENTER at 785-232-4388 or

Bill Beachy, Ex. Dir.Topeka Center for Peace and Justice1248 SW BuchananTopeka, KS 66604phone 785-232-4388fax 785-232-4145email TopekaCPJ@aol.comweb
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Sunday, June 29, 2008


6/29/2008 5:39:47 AM


What can I say? There’s so much gong on this world my head is spinning. Thankfully I’ve got Jesus in my life to keep my head from spinning out of control. J

I guess I have a way with words.

Tomorrow Sally is going in to Stormont Vail to have some fluid removed from her lungs. She’s been reading about the procedure on the web and is concerned. Please keep Sally on your prayer list.

Last week my cousin rolled over in her bed and died. She was only 12 years old. My nephew Lance lives in the same community and will probably be sending more info to us via email.

I’m trying to set up a weekly luncheon with my two sons, John & Mark., For just a little father son bonding. Last Thursday Mark was able to go with me to the downtowner café here in Topeka. John had other commitments. For those not in the know, John & I are having some “issues” that need to be resolved. Enough said. Hopefully you all reading this have printed off my bucket list as posted on our web.
I hate my job at Alorica. I ask daily in prayer why am I still working at a job I don’t like. I can do my job and everything, it’s the management and their policies & procedures I’m having difficulty with. Why do we have to feel guilty about going to the bathroom. The place reminds me of a grade school setting with the teacher ordering us around. Or is it just I? Perhaps in the near future Roger & I can convince Sal how we can better utilize my time. I want to QUIT Alorica. I get headaches daily form there and it’s just not worth it to work there anymore. My good buddy Ron W. told me that also. He could see it in my silent ways of behavior. So, convincing Sal that to get out of debt might require a little bit of financial commitment from her 401K.

My mother is doing wonderful! I try to call her at the assisted living weekly. She is due for another call soon, perhaps today.

Me? .. I’m just plugging along. I pass out our business card whenever the need arises. I need to work it smarter though. Instead of passing out our card, we should be one in return. It’s called planting the seed.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Sally & I visited Bert the other day. He has about four weeks to live. We had a nice visit. Sally left in tears. She admits that she would not be good as a hospice nurse

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

THE INTERNET (blogs,posts,etc.etc)

6/20/2008 6:46:47 AM


OK.. Maybe I’m possibly gong too far with my zeal for all in sharing our FAITH on the web. My good buddy Jim Cates on asked me not to email him anymore. He wrote that he’s getting flooded with complaints. I’m wondering what kind of complaints he’s getting? I really don’t care. I merely replied to all in my outlook express using my 1st amendment rights. I guess I’ll need to name this subject NETIQUETTE and I’ll now post this to my public blog.

6/23/2008 5:37 AM


I found out another good website to post to our google blog. Check it out. Also, I had a visit with my faithful friend Ron W. about my relationship with my prodigal son John.

I’m seriously thinking of leaving Alorica and finding another job more enjoyable. I’ll give it until after our little trip to Bruce SD.


6/25/2008 12:34:45 PM

OK.. I’ll confess! All I want to do is have everyone within hand shaking distance of me read our mission statement as posted on our my own faith website.

With that in mind, what is our mission statement?


We pay for that domain name since 2003 sometime. Our ISP is YAHOO and I’m very pleased with Yahoo.

Now I’d one and all reading this to understand one thing. We’re Internet bloggers and that word “blog” means just about anything. Put an adjective or an adverb in front of the word and I’m willing to blog with anyone. I’ll need to be in control of our own web page. So keep those nasty words out of your replies, ok?

Guess I’ll post this to my public blog.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

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Friday, June 20, 2008


6/20/2008 6:46:47 AM


OK.. Maybe I’m possibly going too far with my zeal for all in sharing our FAITH on the web. My good buddy Jim Cates on asked me not to email him anymore. He wrote that he’s getting flooded with complaints. I’m wondering what kind of complaints he’s getting? I really don’t care. I merely replied to all in my outlook express using my 1st amendment rights. I guess I’ll need to name this subject NETIQUETTE and I’ll now post this to my public blog.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


6/19/2008 8:24:45 AM


Here I am at home trying to multi-task. One, I’ve got an interesting guest on kmaj/am talk radio. Two, my radio buddy Jim Cates is now on cjonline and I have my laptop tuned into this media. Three, I’m watching Fox News to keep up to date with the world. Four, I’m system trading my stocks. Five, I’m gong through my emails and removing junk. Six, I’m trying to think of my next subject in my public blog. Seven, I’ve gotta work on my bucket list. AND LASTLY .. I just got a call from Sal and she asked me to do her a favor. Go outside and water the flowers… LATER or is it l8r

Monday, June 16, 2008



6/16/2008 7:07:58 AM

This weather in our world is CRAZY ! The west coast has fires. The east coast has heat and drought. The Midwest has the results of two opposing weather fronts, causing floods, tornadoes and severe weather.

Just last week we had to head for the shelter. I was working at the call center and Sally was working at Flo Crit. The tornado missed us by that much, as Maxwell Smart would like to say.

This weather is affecting everybody. The news is broken into from all media and that’s good. I need to find me a NOAA radio. Storms do not scare me, as that’s what I used to do in the military. I was a weather observer. As far as I know, I’m the only one who wore a MOPP 4 gear and slung a sling psycrometer to read the relative humidity in a rainstorm J I remember doing that while on my two weeks duty at Fort Riley KS.

So speaking of weather, the global warming fallacy put out by al Gore and the environmental wackos is another version of the chicken little’s sky is falling syndrom. How’s that for a fragmented sentence. J

I’m writing this with a headache. What’s wrong with me? Guess I’d better take my medicine. I have diabetes too.

Sunday, June 15, 2008



6/15/2008 7:19 AM

Today is Father’s day. This day is supposed to be a happy day. It’s not for me. I lost a son, John. I’m not speaking of a physical loss, but a relationship loss. I am not allowed to see my only grand child, Madeline. I’ve tried and tried to understand this relationship and am blocked by John’s wife Kim. I haven’t seen Maddy for maybe two minutes in the last two years. What’s wrong with that? So today, Father’s Day is a sad day for me. I also am saddened towards any family reunions/holidays, like Christmas, etc. I’m uninvited to have any kind of relationship with my Maddy. It saddens me so much that at times I feel so lonely. It’s a good thing I have Jesus in my heart, or my life would be meaningless. Pray for me.



6/15/2008 6:35 AM

Yesterday Sal & I attended the reading of the fallen soldiers from the Iraq war. I attended twice, once in the AM and then together with Sal after church. Very eye opening. We took turns walking up the stage. The event was very well organized. There were a few tears and a lot of names read. I’m glad I went to pay our respects to the fallen comrades, my brothers and sisters in defense of our freedoms.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tim Russert

6/14/2008 7:39 AM


Yesterday, Tim Russert died. Tim was the only journalist from NBC I respected. I will miss Tim. If Sally wants to buy me a book for father’s day, she can get me his two books, one at a time.

I’ll now post this on my public blog.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


6/12/2008 8:18:56 AM


My name is Myron D. Holter, an honorably discharged Air Force Veteran. I’m currently receiving a military retirement monthly pay as a national guardsman. I served four years in the active USAF Sept 1966-70. I then served various duties in the Army Reserve center, Topeka KS (1976-80?) and the 190th Air National Guard Topeka KS. 1980?-1992?) .. The dates are fuzzy as it’s been some time ago. I should have most of these records on file within the military agencies. My marriage license is filed somewhere in my home somewhere. The DD 214 is unreadable from my active duty from Offutt AFB. The DD214 form (or a similar name) is readable through the 190th administration I’m sure. I also have many records of my military here in my home. Being the unorganized person I am, I will do some home researching.

On or about annual training, (1979?-80?) with the 127th weather flight at Pinion Canyon CO I injured my back. I will try to write in my own words the sequence of events.

The mission of the 127th weather flight was to support the 35th Infantry Division with COMBAT weather support. We were ordered to deploy from Forbes Field and convoy to Pinion canyon CO south of Colorado Springs CO close to the New Mexico border.

Early Friday, the middle weekend , we were to deploy to a different location. It was early and we were in a rush. I picked up a deuce and a half army stepladder and I felt something pop. I could NOT move! The medics came and evacuated me to the mash area. I spent some time on a cot, unable to move without back pain.

Around that time frame, a severe storm threatened the area and we were ordered to evacuate immediately. I proceeded to limp myself to a medical evacuation vehicle. I remember looking out the back door and I saw the tornado damage to the mash area. The truck was literally shaking. How we escaped the storm is beyond me. Of course, my wrenched back was no help.

When we finally got to the containment area, I laid on the cot for many hours. Finally an army doctor arrived and ordered us to the Army hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. I spent the weekend at the hospital and was ordered to finish my military duty at home. I spent the rest of the week flat on my back.

The following weeks, I visited the VA hospital to try to get my back in working order. I think I attended maybe three or four sessions. We’re talking many years ago, and there should be a medical record of my visits.

Not wanting to claim disability, I wanted to finish my military career and retire honorably. I believe I served two tours of duty after that incident, Fort Stewart GA and finally Forbes field Topeka KS. During my time in Ft. Stewart GA, my back also was giving me fits, but I stayed with the training.

I have many medical records. Feel free to research the following facilities & people:

Dr. Chester Davis Topeka KS (primary physician)
Stormont Vail Hospital Topeka KS (primary hospital)
VA medical facility Topeka KS (visited numerous times)
St. Francis Hospital Topeka KS (epidural back shot)
190th Air refueling Wing Topeka KS (main personnel records)
410th Evac Hospital Topeka KS (closed)
Offutt AFB NE Omaha NE (active duty sep 1966-70)
MRI Center Topeka KS (x-rays of my back)
Heart Center Topeka KS ( I also had a heart attack)
Topeka Spine Topeka KS (to keep away the surgeons knife)
Sally J. (Corry) Holter Topeka KS (my wife since 10/04/1969)
Rebound Topeka KS (more back therapy)
BCBS federal insurance (many claims)
Tri-care West (more insurance for veterans)

I will do my research and trust that these facilities have my records on file.


Myron D. Holter
5112 SW 33rd ST.
Topeka KS 66614

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6/12/2008 6:29 AM


The stock market is driving me crazy! The volatility is so high that I’m totally into paper trading. I’ll be in paper trading for as long as I’ve got red figures. WHEN I finally get three months of BLACK/ profit in my portfolio, I’ll then place a real trade. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

alorica call center

ALORICA (our “new” call center”?)

6/10/2008 5:50:56 AM

Those who know me know that I’ve been working at the call center here in Topeka since Aug 2007. I’ve haven’t seen any postings about my thoughts about working there.

Basically, working at the call center SUCKS. I say that in good humor as Sally & I are trying to get out of debt and this is just one way to achieve our goal. This job (just over broke) is what it is. I think I’ll give my top ten reasons why I’m still working there. Well, let me change that to ONE.


Here are the top ten reasons why one should NOT be working at the call center:

10) feel guilty about having to go to the bathroom.
09) listen to “customers” complain about their bill.
08) stress from supervisors from being in the wrong aux code.
07) wondering if you pass gas if your next cube neighbor will smell it.
06) scripting on the phone
05) getting fired for arguing with the custmer.
04) having to be nice even if you don’t feel like being nice.
03) eye strain from small fonts.
02) daily headaches



Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Internet


The Internet is a powerful tool of communication!

On the whole, the Internet has more value for doing good things than bad. But let me begin my highlighting the negatives of the Internet.



Especially child porn! Naughty naughty! There are thousands of pedophiles just waiting to prey on small children for their sinful pleasures. All one has to do is do a search and find countless web sites linking to child porn. I’m speaking about CHILD porn as compared to regular porn. I believe in the freedom to look at whatever one’s feel like looking for, just stay away from our children. I for one will come after you!

There’s a Miss America who has dedicated herself to reveal these creeps by using the Internet chat rooms. She entices them to come to a certain place for a “date” and the police are awaiting his/her arrival for arresting. The hidden cameras are rolling. I’m proud of Ms. Nelson and John Walsh for their efforts.


The Internet is also a necessary evil in our day. I for one have a love/hate relationship with all my computers at home. We have many businesses here at 5112 SW 33rd ST Topeka KS, with being just one of them.

I just got my laptop back from real tech. Here in Topeka KS. The technician told me that my laptop will need to be reformatted as I had over 860 + viruses! That’s a BIG negative! Why did my anti-virus programs not delete the nasty web pages? Who knows! All I know is my PC was acting sickly. Now I need to reload the software I use for my system trading. Why the virus protection programs did not do their job is beyond my skill level. If I had the time and inclination I could have done a detailed analysis of what happened. But why bother? Time is money, and I certainly don’t have either. So I approved the reformatting of my laptop and I’m now fully protected and I’m staying away from all those enticing web sites to win a free laptop, Those nasty web sites need to be avoided also, unless you’re trying to do something worthwhile like Ms. Nelson, Miss America.

More later .. gotta get to my system trading.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

This and That

6/7/2008 11:18:19 AM

OK.. What am I getting into? Here I am getting ready to post an article to my PUBLIC blog and currently watching cable TV 4 with the city council. WHY !? I wonder myself sometime! Maybe it’s because I once ran for mayor of Topeka back in 2005? Maybe it’s because I love this city and I want to have it run smoothly. Maybe it’s because I’m enjoying the give and take between our city leaders and watching the body language of the important issues presented before them. Maybe it’s because I could see an opportunity to better our city government. Maybe it’s because I can see an opportunity for one and all to read our mission statement as posted on our web. THAT’S IT !!

Now I’ve been without a laptop for over two weeks, and you know what !? I haven’t missed it one bit! My stocks are still in the losing trend. Fortunately, I’m totally into paper trading and will be until I see a profit. I’ve set my goal to be profitable for 3 months in a row until I see a profit in paper trading. The toolbox I’m using is quite expensive and the subscriptions are about to expire. More EXPENSES ! But in order for me to continue with our businesses, I’ll need to place some money into the businesses. That reminds me .. I’ve gotta do my taxes !