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My personal hell of alcoholism and addiction

April 19, 2015

This writing is not one of my, upbeat motivational writings. Neither is it a pretty story. This is a very personal disclosure shared in hopes that it might help some of you escape the hell that drugs and alcohol were to me. People that know me well, understand that I have had more than the normal share […]

Slam is a little rough around the edges.

March 30, 2015

    Much of my earlier speaking background was as a preacher. Another huge part of my background has been being a rough and tumble guy. And for sure these experiences will always be a part of me. They say you can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight […]

Slam, I am! I still AM!

January 5, 2015

  SLAM, I am!      SLAM, I am! Sounds like a Doctor Seuss story doesn’t it??? Bear with me and I will explain.                                                               […]

A tough man who was good, And A good man who was tough!

October 27, 2014

Courage runs deep with me. It started with a wise father who lived that lesson himself. John W. Carter Sr. had GUTS. Real guts and he taught me.  So this is a personal story about where GUTS comes from. You may find it interesting and helpful to you. So, read on.    I remember when […]

Slam’s Hot Stuff – 2014

September 23, 2014

Slam’s Hot Stuff – 2014 This year’s version has a south American twist, with a good size bunch of fresh salsa, 1/2 clove of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon lime and fresh spring onion sprigs in every jar. Along with the salsa mix, garlic and diced tomatoes with habanero bits in the pickling sauce. This year’s version […]

G.U.T.S. #38 – Gristle Untenderizes The Steak

August 18, 2014

      Dear Guts Is The Key Reader. Those of you who have followed my BEAM (blog) for some time, probably thought I have forgotten the GUTS acrostic series.  No worries. I am up to 82 and there are plenty more to share with you. The reason for my delay in releasing them is […]

NOT SO SECRET FORMULA TO SUCCESS – 2

January 22, 2014

     Dear Guts is the key reader. Sometimes I revisit topics, I have written on in the past, because they are worthy of review and emphasis. This is one of those topics. In your personal and professional life; a regular tune-up on the importance of this subject will do you good! DETERMINATION.    ———————————————- […]

Real Texas Chili – Rules Of Making Real Texas Chili

September 21, 2013

Originally posted on Town & Country Gardening:
Texas Chili, Cool Fall and Cold Winter weather go together like Santa Clause and small children. I thought it was worth re-posting and sharing with those that follow my blog postings and have not had the opportunity to attend one of these hair raising Chili Cook-Off events. Texas…

John W. Carter Sr. And Guts

July 4, 2013

  Why GUTS? Because John W. Carter Sr. said so..  And John W. Carter Sr. had more guts than anyone I ever knew.    I remember when I was a young boy a whole gang of boys came after me on bicycles and knocked me off my bike. I was on my way home after little […]

Karate’s life transforming power

April 27, 2013

     Dear GutsIsTheKey reader. This BEAM is about karate’s positive potential and power to change lives in a healthy way. Karate has been a life long experience for me. I remember, when I had my first karate lesson over 40 years ago; karate was practically an unknown in America. The only successful karate movie […]

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