About GP McClure

I am a technical writer with over 20 years of writing experience in a variety of subjects and topics, covering a wide range of industries, but specializing in aviation. I have lived in the San Diego California area since 1972 for the most part but spent some years in Japan and Alaska, thanks to the United States Navy. I retired from the Navy in 1992, having served 20 years of active duty in the aviation field.

Making It Count

Force always attracts men of low morality. – Albert Einstein

How does one make their life count? What does it mean when someone says “make it count”?

These are a couple of questions one needs to ponder in today’s world. When I look at what is happening to the country, what we are turning into, I have to wonder why. Where is the universe taking us and what is it trying to teach us?

The answer is simple: The universe is telling us we make our own life. Which means we have a lot of control over our destiny. We become what we want to become, we become what we think about. Continue reading

Conflicts to Come

People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies. – Don Miguel Ruiz

As 2019 arrives so does the coming disruption of life. With a split Congress it is fairly certain that not much will get done over the next two years. Which means that you are on your own – finally. Continue reading

Changes and 2019

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart

As 2018 comes to a close I look back and see just how little I did with my blog, and my website. I let life get in the way of the really important elements of existence. At any rate I will not let small issues interfere with my goals as they have changed for the better. Continue reading

What The?

OK, OK I know there has not been a new update since September. I always seem to let life get in the way. Oh well. I am working on it, but I admit my time management skills need updating as well. So with that said more post are on the way and Divine Providence knows I have a lot I want to talk about.

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Dare to Dream

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell

Do you dare to dream? To make your life better and achieve something of importance? I think we all do, in fact I know we all do. The question then becomes do we follow our dreams or not? Continue reading

New Vision, New Direction

Ok I don’t know about the direction part but for sure a new vision. After much consideration I decided to go with a new theme. Now I know it needs some work but the prospects are very promising with this theme as it allows better viewing on a mobile device and will allow me to become more creative. Continue reading

Our Worthless Congress

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. — Will Rogers

Since February I have been threatening to write another blog, but I let life get in the way. Or maybe it was just apathy. Sometimes I just get confused, like members of Congress.

Anyway I used my health as an excuse for February and March, but it was just an excuse. After that I just never wrote. Which is my loss and my fault. But unlike Congress I own up to my undesire to excel. Continue reading

Amazed

I transcend earthly bounds. I never cease to amaze myself because I haven’t yet found my limits. I am quite ready to accept the limits of what I can do, but every time I feel that way – boom! – God touches me and I do something that’s even more stupendous than whatever I’ve done up to then. — Don King

I am constantly amazed at everything life throws at us. I never really thought about it until recently and the more I think about it the more amazed I become. Continue reading

Meaningless

Anyone who thinks they’re important is usually just a pompous moron who can’t deal with his or her own pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they do is meaningless and inconsequential. – William Thomas

As I look around at the chaos I can’t help but wonder why these people don’t have a life. The answer becomes very obvious: They don’t know how to have a life. All they can engage in is a meaningless existence. An existence of their own creation. Continue reading

Within

The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha

One of the basis of self-improvement is the ability to “see” within. So what exactly does that mean and why do I even want to concern myself with it?

Ok, fair enough, good questions and ones that I have even asked myself from time-to-time. So let us answer them. Continue reading