Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Monday, December 31, 2007

Life List 2008 Update

  1. I am a master of my own life
  2. I believe in myself
  3. It is my life; I live my life my way!
  4. I enjoy life's pleasures without guilt.
  5. I receive, I respond, I rejoice!
  6. I exercise and train to be in the best health of my life
  7. I fully appreciate and exchange sexual energy
  8. I am inspired to be in service to others
  9. I am committed to constantly learning
  10. I am inspirit
  11. I simplify my exsistance
  12. I maintain my ideal weight of 188
  13. I attract brilliant white dental implants
  14. I attract to have successful Lasik
  15. I design and have the body tattoos I have always wanted
  16. V conjugis com centum rosea capilli femina
  17. I watch My Son Cashe grow and develop
  18. I watch My Son Chance grow and develop
  19. I watch My Daughter Aeon grow and develop
  20. I create sources of income that will provide for my financial freedom
  21. I live debt free for the rest of my life
  22. @Speak with Roy Rogers
  23. @Catch a 48” Northern Pike
  24. @Marry PLH
  25. @Live in Calgary Alberta
  26. @Learn to Cross Country Ski
  27. @Learn to Downhill Ski
  28. @Visit London and Scotland with my Dad
  29. @Visit Loch Ness
  30. @Visit the Tower of London
  31. @See Yul Brenner in the theater play The King and I in London
  32. @Visit the Playboy Club in London
  33. @Visit the Louvre
  34. @Attend 40th Anniversary of Sturgis
  35. @Live in Los Angeles, CA
  36. @Marry PRB
  37. @Learn to Telemark
  38. @Be the Best Man at my Best Friends Wedding
  39. @Work in a Movie Studio (Paramount)
  40. @Meet NTU
  41. @Cashe born 1991
  42. @Chance born 1994
  43. @Attend 55th Anniversary of Sturgis
  44. @Aeon born 1996
  45. @TG
  46. @10th Anniversary Love Run
  47. @Live in Katy, TX
  48. @Visit Puerto Vallarta
  49. @Visit Houston Space Center
  50. @Visit Kennedy Space Center
  51. @Attend the National Avalanche School
  52. @National Rifle Association Life Member
  53. @National Rifle Association Instructor Personal Protection
  54. @National Rifle Association Instructor Rifle
  55. @National Rifle Association Instructor Shotgun
  56. @National Rifle Association Instructor Pistol
  57. @Advanced Weapons Training
  58. @Concealed Weapons License Nevada
  59. @Concealed Weapons License Arizona
  60. @Concealed Weapons License Texas
  61. @Wood Badge
  62. @Cub Scouter Award
  63. @Mustang District Camporee Chair
  64. @Serve on Mustang District Committee as Camping Chair
  65. @Commissioners Training Key
  66. @Scoutmaster Training Key
  67. @District Training Key
  68. @Philmont Training Center Course District Committee
  69. @Philmont Training Center Course NYLT
  70. @Powderhorn
  71. @Leave No Trace Master Educator
  72. @Purchase my first home
  73. @Create my own website, iancrossland.com
  74. @Serve on Crow River District Committee as Vice-Chair
  75. @Serve as Northern Star Council Conservation Chair
  76. @Order of the Arrow Ordeal
  77. @Leave No Trace Master Educator BSA Instructor @ Northern Tier
  78. @Order of the Arrow Brotherhood
  79. @Philmont trek 2007 with my son Cashe-Achieved
  80. @World Jamboree 2007 International Service Team participant
  81. @My 1st $30K bonus
  82. @Distinguished Commissioner
  83. @Venturing Advisor
  84. Order of the Arrow Vigil
  85. Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award
  86. Den Leader Award
  87. William D Boyce Award
  88. James E West Award
  89. District Award of Merit
  90. Philmont Training Center Course 2008 Conservation and Scouting.
  91. William T Hornaday Award
  92. Silver Beaver Award
  93. Silver Antelope Award
  94. International Scouter Award
  95. Venturing Leadership Award
  96. Arrowcorps5 staff participant
  97. Pan American Jamboree 2008 participant
  98. Philmont trek 2009 with my sons Cashe and Chance
  99. National Jamboree 2010 Staff participant
  100. Participate in the World Scouting Jamboree in Sweden 2011
  101. Design and register the Crossland Family Tartan
  102. Obtain my US Citizenship
  103. WMI, wilderness first responder graduate
  104. Write my best selling book of rules
  105. Nine Mile Packing trip
  106. Nine Mile Backcountry Survival Course
  107. Settle my past debts
  108. Provide for my children's University educations
  109. 2009 Summer Road trip on Harley-Davidsons with Cashe
  110. 2010 Summer Road trip on Harley-Davidsons with Chance
  111. 2012 Summer Road trip on Harley-Davidsons with Aeon
  112. Educate my children with my knowledge and experience
  113. Be fluent in French
  114. Be fluent in Swedish
  115. Write a professional blog on iancrossland.us
  116. Be very proficient at playing the guitar
  117. Be very talented at playing the bagpipes
  118. Be practiced at playing the bugle
  119. Learn to fly (Private Pilot’s License)
  120. Learn to dance
  121. Learn to sing
  122. Achieve the ATA rank of Black Belt
  123. Dual Major bachelor's degree in anthropology and archaeology
  124. Own and furnish our home, in MN
  125. Own the wardrobe I choose
  126. Purchase my favorite Luccese boots
  127. Write my best selling novels
  128. Create and manage the Crossland-Foundation
  129. Purchase ownership of a ranch in Texas
  130. Purchase ownership of a castle in Scotland
  131. Own my Ford 4 door Super Duty 4x4
  132. Own my 69 L87 Vette
  133. Own my 69 Z-28 Camaro
  134. Own my Panoz
  135. Own my Screaming Eagle Ultra Classic Harley-Davidson
  136. Own my Screaming Eagle Softtail Harley-Davidson
  137. Be honored with Knighthood
  138. Be nominated and obtain membership in the Adventurers Club
  139. Through hike the Superior Hiking Trail
  140. Through hike the Appalachian Trail
  141. Through hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  142. Through hike the Continental Divide Trail
  143. Through hike the North Country Trail
  144. Through hike the two Trans Canada Trails
  145. Ski the top ten North American Ski resorts
  146. Telemark ski the haute route
  147. Experience 11/11/11
  148. Experience Carnival
  149. Experience the Day of the Dead
  150. Trek the Amazon
  151. Trek Africa
  152. Trek Everest and K2 base camps
  153. Trek Antarctica
  154. Read Quran
  155. Type Sixty words per minute
  156. Publish an article in National Geographic Magazine
  157. Read the Bible from cover to cover
  158. Visit Every National Park and National Monument, USA (Every one west of Mississippi, so far)
  159. Visit Every Country in the world
  160. Visit North and South Poles
  161. Visit Great Wall of China
  162. Visit Panama and Suez Canals
  163. Visit Easter Island
  164. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  165. Visit Vatican City
  166. Visit the Taj Mahal
  167. Visit the Eiffel Tower
  168. Visit the leaning Tower of Piza
  169. Visit the Sacred Well of Chichen-Itza, Mexico
  170. Visit Ayers Rock, Australia
  171. Visit Machu Picchu
  172. Visit Europe on my Screaming Eagle Harley-Davidson
  173. Visit Australia on my Screaming Eagle Harley-Davidson
  174. Visit Dubai

2007 Year in Review

2007 Year in Review

January

Coordinated the re-design and engineering of the waterslides to reduce the size and cost on all projects going forward.

Directed the research of the new showerhead to be used in our facilities.

Coordinated the Electrical Lighting changes to be made in our clubs for the 2007 projects.

Worked with EP to review all lighting supplier and create a uniform lighting schedule.

Removal of all outdoor play structures.

Began the creation of Owner Procured Subcontractor and Vendor site readiness procedures for the project site to have ready before their scope of work starts.

Review and Analysis costs of wall panelization on three story projects.

Estimating and Owner Procurement objectives for 2007;

  • Assign the projects for now as follows based on our current roles
  • Blake Benedict, has been assigned to us as administrate support to estimating, performing owner procured contract and change order processing, assembling reference bid data (bid books)
  • Julee Taylor our contract estimator is responsible for the urban prototype, all SPCN’s, and bulletins
  • Roger Hendrickson is responsible for suburban prototype, related bulletins, remodel construction estimates, research of new owner procurement, and the projects listed below
  • I am primary responsible for Owner Procurement (and team support to all projects under construction), development of preferred subcontractors, and new and acquisitions projects under investigation, summit construction budgets,

Presented new café design changes created by David Fhima to BA and obtained approval to proceed.

Coordinate new café changes with David Fhima, Architecture, Consultants and FCA Construction.

Begin direct purchase of Duct Sox with South Austin projects

Obtain accurate Division one costs from Accounting and incorporate in budget.

Create baseline Schedule of Values for all projects being estimated in 2007, distribute to senior management and obtained approval.

Begin research and discussions with Andre Maur about our Squash Court design and construction.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for John Creek, Woodstock.

Coordinated changes to Grey Water system with our vendors

Implement new CPI electrical integrated panels in all clubs from South Austin forward.

February

Analysis costs associated with changes to Electrical lighting and café.

Negotiations with Dakota Plumbing for their work on multiply projects

Created estimating check list for use by design, development, and civil engineering.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for Charlotte, and Collierville.

Participated in analyzing, managing and explaining the club's growth and the costs

Presented to BA mechanical design, engineering and energy management proposed changes and obtained approval to proceed

Directed the research into Modular wiring for prototype.

Directed the resolution of the color issues with the Legacy Lockers.

Influenced the revisions to the drawings to include the new electrical lighting changes.

Identified serious discrepancies in the MP&E drawings at NW San Antonio.

Direct research in to epoxy floor covering for the mechanical areas.

March

Directed field staff at the Dublin project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for Mansfield and Vernon Hills.

Met with LTF Engineering, EP, Lennox, Innovent, Greenheck, UHLCo to review design changes to mechanical systems and controls on all projects for Lakeville forward.

Updated progress on research of Squash courts design and construction.

Completed partnership with Sylvania to provide lamps for all our new projects.

Presented new changes to Eldorado climbing walls to BA and had approved, reducing the cost per project by $50K.

Create zip code analysis for 08054, submit for reference.

Qualified new restaurant equipment supplier and arranged introduction to David Fhima

Stopped all owner procurement buyout for Florham Park.

April

Directed field staff at the Cary project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for, Collierville, St, Charles, IL

Directed Dublin café change back construction efforts.

Directed design and development of the Chanhassen stair 120 changes.

Requested complete review of current submittal procedures.

Directed inquiring into Novi atrium OSHA violations and developed correction procedures.

May

Directed field staff at the Lakeville and Omaha projects to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Resolved long outstanding discrepancy in pool depth versus waterslide manufacture recommended depth.

Established partnership with auto belay manufacturer with LTF recommendation and approval. Sent documents to LTF for review.

Began research into Rockville budget.

Informed management there was a potential problem with the management of the Deerfield and Ellisville projects.

Provide construction with information on Innovent units.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for Collierville.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for Rockville at 7mil.

June

Directed field staff at the Deerfield project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for Centennial, Summerlin.

Personal Note: Lead crew to the Philmont Scout Ranch and Trekked over seventy miles in the wilderness of New Mexico including climbing three 12,000 foot mountains in one day.

Requested review of all delivery procedures for field staff, due to recent loss of Owner Procured materials on projects opened to date in 2007.

Questioned raised about Project Management:

  • Why does Project Management not review their drawings, should they not be aware of all of the information contained in the construction documents?
  • Why is project management questioning owner procurement for design changes, clearly our consultant have specified different units for this project?
  • Submittals were reviewed and approved why was this not questioned during the review process? Lighting submittal was approved, was this not reviewed?
  • Did project management not read the email about Sylvania and the agreement that was reached between LTF/FCA and Sylvania?
  • Does project management not keep copies of all Owner Procured contract approval forms?
  • Do they not review any of this information?
  • Per Jeff Marek, is it not the responsibility of Project Management to estimate bulletins?
  • Per BA Project Management is responsible to negotiate all bulletins before work commences.
  • Is estimating to understand this email from contract administration that we are not to accurately report changes made by bulletins, as we have reviewed the current SOV’s and they do not clearly reflect this information?
  • Are we to assume from this email that we will receive no accurate accounting of bulletins from Project Management?

Coordinated the relocation of the signs at Minnetonka due to road construction.

Created and reviewed Summerlin parking structure estimate.

Directed the changes to provide metering of all utilities at our new projects.

Coordinated changes to the water feature wall.

July

Created, reviewed and had approved summit budgets for Westminster.

Personal Note: I was honored to be on the Leave No Trace International Staff as a Master Educator/Instructor at the 2007 World Jamboree.

August

Job description changed without supporting documents.

As requested I am bringing this to your attention to review. Our teams are accepting deliveries on site without verifying the contents by auditing the deliveries, and they are not securing them once received. When our teams discover items are missing and or damaged they fail to communicate this information by not reporting directly to Owner Procurement.

Visited Parker project, Directed site with Kitchen equipment MP&E rough in locations, and Owner Procurement questions.

During my site visit, we resolved the following items;

  • We ordered two new 3’0” x 3”6” x 7 ¼” skylight access doors, frames and hardware, as the existing one was 3 5/8”.
  • Ordered a new frame for 208, as it could not be found.
  • We gave Ben a hard copy of all of the OP supplied subcontractors.
  • Innovent unit is arriving next week.
  • Exterior climbing wall is about to start waterproofing and insulation issues that the city had raised have been resolved.
  • Boiler need to be ordered.
  • Limestone, Slate and Ceramic tile has been delivered to the site, this need to be audited.
  • Light fixtures need to be audited.
  • Waterslide footings are shown as drilled pier with 15 foot embed in bedrock. I contacted Doug Pellock about this and asked him to let me know if he needs my assistance to resolve this.

Review and made recommendations for corrections to tile and granite specifications.

September

I will be Controller for Tile and Granite division.

Met with David Fhima and make recommendations for who will supply restaurant equipment on what projects for 2008/2009, sent this information to Architecture.

Directed repairs to Overland Park water features.

Visited South Austin project, Directed site with Kitchen equipment MP&E rough in locations, and Owner Procurement questions. Started obtaining tile that had not been ordered for this site.

During my site visit to South Austin I was made aware of the following items;

  • One waterfall tank was fabricated the depth should have been minimum of one foot to allow for the pump and store of the water when the pump is off to prevent overflow.
  • There were no other tanks for the other two waterfalls installed. We offered to provide these and we were informed that they were handled.
  • I questioned if there was an issue with the exterior pool gate hardware, and received an answer back that there was not.
  • Became aware of the tile issues and that by now they should be resolved. We are working on a master order spreadsheet based on the prototype tile specifications.
  • Lennox had shipped the sensors to the jobsite on March 12, and during my visit I was requested to obtain a replacement order as these could not be found, order was placed and scheduled to arrive today. In the future these will be shipped directly to UHLco, and be their responsibility.
  • Café layout on A4.1 Bulletin #5 is not the most resent correct layout.
  • A wood cover will be need for the CPI panel I the salon hallway, if we install like San Antonio did a door and frame will not be necessary, only a cover.
  • There were multi hollow metal frames left on the site, and I have instructed Girtman to remove these. Specking with Gordon they made several field changes to the order.
  • The site is experiencing light fixtures being miss-placed; JPR has been challenged to replace them on short notice, causing us to incur additional change orders and overnight shipping charges.
  • Field is obtaining fire extinguisher cabinets, I offered assistance and was told it was handled. We will on future project obtain these through Girtman as part of the hardware package.
  • Jim Hill and I had an excellent discussion about field communications.
  • Deliveries of materials to the site and subsequent auditing and notification of discrepancies needs improvement.

Directed with action plan for Anderson Courts at Gwinnett project

Assisted David Fhima with revisions to Bistro/Oasis

Created tile ordering spreadsheet to list all products used in our clubs.

Begin resolution of outstanding Owner Procured accounts dating back to Plano, TX the subcontractors that are owned are;

Airmist Sauna and Steam in excess of $125K

Girtman Hardware in excess of $ 250K

Design-tex Wallcovering in excess of $ 50K

Lennox in excess of $ 1M

Premier Restaurant in excess of $ 300K

Directed field staff at the South Austin project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Obtained all Owner Procurement close out documents on behalf of Project Management for South Austin to obtain Certificate of Occupancy

Attempted to provide assistance to Project Manager of Ellisville project to process outstanding Contract Approval Documents.

October

Directed field staff at the Gwinnett project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Arrangement to terminate and replace tile subcontractor at Parker project.

Met with Cooper Lighting to review modular wiring on Woodstock.

Met with Dal Tile in Dallas to discuss and negotiate purchasing tile products for 2008.

Met with LTF engineering, our consultants, UHLCo to discuss and resolve South Austin Commissioning.

Met with Senior Project Management and requested field staff follow FCA procedures for Deliveries, to avoid unnecessary losses on projects.

Resolved Mapei product (epoxy grout) failure at one of the remodels.

Directed David Jamison with completing Lakeville tile division punch list.

Arranged to meet with every Project Manager on every Monday till the end of the year to discuss:

Fifteen Minute Agenda:

Review Contract Administration (five minutes);

· Give contract approval forms to Project Manager to sign and return within one week.

· Receive signed contract approval forms from Project Manager to send to Contract Administration.

· Receive Owner Procured Vendors or Subcontractor change orders from Project Manager to review, sign and forward to Contract Administration.

· Review all details and arrangements for Owner Supplied Vendors or Subcontractor with Project Manager who will communicate with site team.

Submittals (five minutes);

· Received from Owner Procurement vendors or subcontractors forwarded to Project Manager for processing

· Review submittal approval log with Project Manager.

Deliveries and installations (five minutes);

· Review Owner Procured will review all delivery and installation schedules with the Project Manager

· Project Manager to track delivery times and scheduling of Owner supplied items.

FCA Construction Performance Incentive Plan Owner Procurement Division

Wrote the Owner Procurement Key Performance Measures and clearly identified the following five indicators;

  1. The first role and responsibility of Owner Procurement is to represent the Owner (LTF/FCA) in directing the procurement of the owner supplied materials and subcontracted installations as defined by plans and specifications.
  2. The second role and responsibility of Owner Procurement is to negotiate the best possible pricing for the procurement of the owner supplied materials and subcontracted installations as defined by plans and specifications.
  3. The third role and responsibility of Owner Procurement is the procurement of the owner supplied materials and subcontracted installations as defined by plans and specifications as designed by FCA Architecture and our Engineering Consultants.
  4. The fourth role and responsibility of Owner Procurement is accurately disseminate procurement of the owner supplied materials and subcontracted through subcontract “scope of work”, vendor and subcontractor submittals and shop drawings.
  5. The fifth role and responsibility of Owner Procurement is to improve the four aforementioned through creative means and methods.

Wrote policy for Information required to process subcontracts for Owner Procurement at Kick-off.

Requested in writing a job offer proposal and clear job description.

Resolved and replaced damaged sign at Columbia project that was damaged in storm.

Obtained Verde Butterfly (polished and flamed) for NW San Antonio and Parker Projects.

Scan and archived all Owner Procurement documents.

Directed field staff at the NW San Antonio project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Procure, Granite, Acoustical wall panels, window blinds, toilet partitions and accessories for corporate office.

November

Wrote procedure for Owner Procurement vendors to write Purchase Orders for Design and Development drawings at Construction Kick Off.

Attended Crucial Conversations training at my own expense.

Purchase Awning for Parker site without approved city drawings per Jeff Sandberg’s direction.

Directed Tile Division in resolving outstanding items with the Remodel Division.

Started Daily three priority check in via email for Tile Division.

Started processing installation subcontracts for Cabinetry Division

Visited NW San Antonio project, Directed site with Kitchen equipment MP&E rough in locations, and Owner Procurement questions. Met with JMS limestone tile supplier to discuss 2008 product.

Visited NW Project project, Directed site with Kitchen equipment MP&E rough in locations, and Owner Procurement questions. Met with Eldorado Climbing wall manufacturer and discussed changes to exterior wall. Met with Granite installer and discussed resolutions with granite supply.

December

Per Jeff Marek’s request all 2008 projects have been bought out and Mansfield, Loudoun, Florham Park, Berkeley Heights were bought out prior to construction starting.

Directed field staff at the Parker project to replace missing and or lost/stolen items that were not verified as being received by delivery slips when originally delivered to the project site.

Reviewed and red lined all Owner Procured specifications

Reviewed Rockville budget and Owner Procurement buy out and saved $ 650K on project

Met with Innovent, LTF Engineering, and EP recommended changes to Variable Frequency fans on unit to offer potential energy cost $ 6K savings to club operations.

Requested accounting reports on all outstanding balance of all Owner Procurement Subcontractor and vendors.

Requested Project Management assistance to resolve all outstanding balances owned to Owner Supplied Subcontractors and Vendors, as all projects that opened in 2007 have outstanding FWD’s, Change Orders, and Pay Applications.

Requested from Architecture dates of when bulletins will be issued that contain all current information on shade structures.

Investigate and satisfactorily resolve Auto belay attachment engineering issue.

Outstanding issues;

November 2006

Offer letter of Manager Estimating and Owner Procurement signed by JM.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

I has been a great 2007!

I am posting today to give thanks for 2007.
It has been a very busy and a great year.

I am thankful for being selected to serve on the International Service team at 2007 World Jamboree goes to the top of the list.
I am thankful for going to New Mexico to the Philmont Scout Ranch and participating with our crew on a trek is a close second.
I am thankful for receiving a $30K bonus was pretty special, made Christmas much easier.
I am thankful for giving away most of my old clothes and attracting new shirts, pants, suits and coat was pretty exciting.
I am thankful for receiving an Xbox 360, Halo 3 and Rockband set.
I am thankful for wonderful Christmas.
I am thankful for being able to provide a lot of great Christmas gifts to my family without worry about the cost.
I am thankful for my book wish list from Amazon.
I am thankful for my solar powered LED mini lamp.
I am thankful for Iphone ear piece.
I am thankful for achieving completion of Halo3 on normal play.
I am thankful for achieving all Rockband songs on easy.
I am thankful for the cleaning of our house we did over the holidays.
I am thankful for receiving a new toaster, deep fryer, dehydrator and bread machine.
I am thankful for cleaning my work area,
I am thankful for install a new shower rod and curtain for the upstairs bathroom.
I am thankful for receiving a Wii.
I am thankful for enjoying family time together playing Wii and Rockband.
I am thankful for being fifty years old.
I am thankful for healthy.
I am thankful for creating an emergency fund.
I am thankful for obtaining my on line blog account at iancrossland.us
I am thankful for going to the movies with my family and seeing AVPR.

While some of what I am giving thanks for may be materialistic, those items have brought joy in to my life, so they deserve thanks.

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January) 2008

In January, September and November 2008 the greater benefic Jupiter forms a helpful angle to Saturn. This wonderful alignment will bring a much needed dose of enthusiasm and optimism to get you going. You may also choose to take a very long distance trip at the time which will bring its own rewards. Whatever you do that involves other people in other countries will prove highly profitable for a very long time, so do not waste this magnificent opportunity.

In March, May and November Jupiter makes a helpful link to Uranus. You will be feeling highly motivated and charged with energy and faith in the future at this time. You will be very willing to take on any new innovative challenges and welcome them with open arms. You may also travel far more often and go to places you have never seen before. Broaden your horizons and discover a new way of living.

In November Saturn opposes Uranus that will probably create setbacks to any travel plans at this time so it may be wise to postpone such ventures just now. There will be major hiccups to endure if you insist on taking any chances with travel during this month. Someone at a distance may be responsible for the delays you would have to deal with.

During the next twelve months, the ‘greater benefic’ Jupiter, which is your ruling planet, will occupy your own sign and sector of self and how you relate to others, and will go into retrograde (backwards) phase for five months between May and early September. This can assist you in many ways. Firstly it can bring you in touch with the rich and/or famous, and one or more of these people may be able to do enormous favors for you. You may also get itchy feet and want to travel the world. Certainly you should expand your range of interests and experiences during this time as it is a year of learning and changing philosophies and increased optimism. You could also put on weight if you are prone to do so.

Capricorn | NewAgeStore.com | Yearly HoroscopeSaturn, your ruling planet, and the taskmaster of the zodiac will continue to occupy your sector of travel, higher education, studies and connections to foreign people or places up until November 2009. Saturn however, will be in retrograde motion (backwards) between January and April. There can be some onerous responsibilities attached to any of the matters mentioned above. However it can be a time of serious study and the exploration of other cultures that brings a maturity you could not have gained via any other avenue. During the retrograde (backwards) phase you can consider the alternatives you have to make to gain some life experiences that will lead you towards success. During the direct phase (between May and the end of the year), you are able to distinguish between what is real and not real in terms of what you believe in. You will become aware that you are now far more serious and determined than you were just a few short years ago.

Uranus, the planet of change, will continue to occupy your sector of communications, siblings, neighbours and short distance travel during which time he will be in retrograde phase between late June and late November 2008. You may be able to do some incredible things in the way you express yourself, especially if this involves modern technology, computers, the Internet, aviation or even astrology. Your mind will be eager to learn and your mind will move at an almost electric speed in its attempt to understand any novel ideas. During the retrograde phase this will give you time to digest all that you are learning and put it into its right perspective. During the direct phase (January to June and again late November to June 2009) you can take action and make important decisions based on all that has been made available to you in your studies.

Neptune the planet of mystery, will continue to occupy your sector of income, earnings and the things you value, though will go into retrograde (backwards) phase between late May and up to the end of October 2008. Whilst you may earn a living doing things like writing poetry, art, sign-writing, or via music and/or films, it will also heighten your imagination to an incredible degree. Your powers of perception will seem to magically appear just when you need them. However be alert not to be misguided by those who do not have your best interests at heart. During the retrograde phase your intuition may lessen and you wonder if you are on the wrong track, at least in your mind. During the direct phase (January to May and November to December) you will be left with no doubt about what is your true destiny.

Pluto, the transformer of the zodiac will now occupy your own sign and sector of self and how you relate to others, (with the exception of a retrograde phase back into your sector of of secrets, behind the scenes people and places such as hospitals or retreats between mid June and late November). Your image, how you dress and the way in which you present yourself can undergo a transformation of significant proportions. You may change your hairstyle, looks and give a very powerful impression if you wish to. You may take more control of your life and pursue your goals with relentless enthusiasm. During the retrograde phase it may take some time and many adjustments to swallow all of the changes going on internally and externally. During the direct phase (January to March 2008 and again from September to the end of the year) you will notice that the new you is far more in control of, and passionate about your life than hitherto experienced.

Provided by Astrologer Kathy Cooper

Saturday, December 1, 2007

What I want?

To work only for myself

To purchase what ever I want without a thought about whether I can afford it

To do what I want when and how I want.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

2007-09-12

Devine creator, father, mother, son as one. If I my family, relatives, and ancestors have offended you, your family, relatives, and ancestors, in thoughts, words, deeds, and actions form the beginning of our creation to the present, we ask your forgiveness. Let this cleanse, purify, release, cut all the negative memories, blocks, energies and vibrations, and transmute these to pure light and it is done.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

World Jamboree 2007 Photos

http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff177/ian_crossland/World%20Jamboree%202007/

Sunday, March 18, 2007

For the week starting 19 March 2007

On Monday there will be a New Moon in your sector of communications, siblings, neighbours and short distance travel which could bring some very important news to your door. This could see you starting a new study course or perhaps taking a quick trip out of town, which could lead you onto bigger and better things. Tuesday brings a clash between the Sun and Pluto which means you may have to bite your tongue lest you get involved in needless controversy. On Wednesday the Sun will enter your sector of home and family matters and your early upbringing and remain in this area for one month. You could have many comings and goings during this time and you may find that you are focussing all of your time and attention on the home, and other family matters. Children may play an important role in your life or a baby arrives on the scene bringing great happiness. You could also move house if that was on the agenda. This may also provide the chance to have an in-depth discussion with someone in the home or with a parent or child to set the ground rules of the home environment and let them know who is boss. You could feel that now is the time to do some renovations or decorating to make your home more elegant and comfortable. You will spare no expense to create the ambience you desire, with comfort being the most important factor. Your family will also be more important to you and you may want to spend more time at home with your loved ones. You could also decide to do some home entertaining or invite someone of importance to your home. Friday brings a clash between Mars and your ruling planet Saturn which could create a serious conflict of interest over shared monies. On Saturday Mars makes a helpful link to Jupiter that may seem to bring you rewards on a silver platter due to past good deeds. Horoscope courtesy of Kathy Cooper © 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

What 2007 holds for me

In January, May and October 2007 the greater benefic Jupiter forms a difficult angle to unpredictable Uranus. This alignment could indicate a link to your past that reveals some hidden and confidential information that may startle you out of your comfort zones. You may need to sit down and have a good long think about where to go next.

In February and June 2007 your ruling planet Saturn will again oppose Neptune (as it did last year) so the effects of this influence will be felt all the more intense. What this means is that however you have viewed the world may seem oppressive and difficult to live with. You may lose sight of where you want to be and how to get there. Do not take on additional responsibilities nor establish work patterns that will overtax your strength. Your own source of income and earnings, and those resources you share with other may be source of concern and confusion.

In March Jupiter makes a helpful link to your ruling planet Saturn that may bring some very good long term investment opportunities for you to consider. You will need a very responsible business partner to bring this to fruition.

In August your ruling planet Saturn makes a helpful link to Pluto that has the potential to release you from old habit patterns that have held you back from success. Now you can confidently approach your future with the insight you gain from the results of your deep and profound soul searching.

In October Jupiter forms a helpful link to Neptune so you will intuitively know how to make the most of your working time to ensure you are being adequately rewarded. Taking a chance at the races or the Casino could turn out very well.

December 2007 brings a close alliance between Jupiter and Pluto that could incline you to look inwards and help you to understand how the Cosmic clock is ticking for you personally. Now is the time to recharge those batteries and give yourself a new lease of life through a new perspective that you will discover in your search for the answers.

During the next eleven months, your ruling planet Jupiter, which is considered to be the ‘greater benefic’ will occupy your sector of secrets, behind the scenes people and places such as hospitals or retreats and will go into retrograde (backwards) phase for four months between April and early August 2007. This may allow you to explore your past, your hidden motives and to delve deep into your subconscious mind to unravel the mysteries that lay there. You could also find yourself working for a hospital or other institution or perhaps even working behind the scenes in the film industry.

Then in mid December 2007 Jupiter will enter will enter your own sign and sector of self and how you relate to others, and will remain there for one whole year. This can assist you in many ways. Firstly it can bring you in touch with the rich and/or famous, and one or more of these people may be able to do enormous favors for you. You may also get itchy feet and want to travel the world. Certainly you should expand your range of interests and experiences during this time as it is a year of learning and changing philosophies and increased optimism. You could also put on weight if you are prone to do so.

Saturn which is your ruling planet and the taskmaster of the zodiac will continue to occupy your sector of wills, legacies, the goods of the deceased, loans, your partner’s income or any other shared resource and will be in retrograde motion (backwards) up until September 2007. Saturn however, will be in retrograde (backwards) between January and April. This is not the time to get into debt nor attempt to borrow funds that you may find difficult to repay at a later time. Your credit may be limited or other funds made inaccessible to you during this long transit. During the retrograde phase you may have to decide what is really important to you and how much you can take on that you can cope with. During the direct phase (between mid April and mid December 2007) your level of understanding and maturity will be greater than ever and you will use this wisdom to guide you towards success.

In September 2007 your ruling planet Saturn is on the move and will enter Virgo and occupy your sector of travel, higher education, studies and connections to foreign people or places for the next two and a half years. There can be some onerous responsibilities attached to any of the matters mentioned above. However it can be a time of serious study and the exploration of other cultures that brings a maturity you could not have gained via any other avenue. During the direct phase (between September and mid December 2007), you are able to distinguish between what is real and not real in terms of what you believe in. You will become aware that you are now far more serious and determined than you were just a few short years ago.

Uranus, the planet of change, will continue to occupy your sector of communications, siblings, neighbours and short distance travel during which time he will be in retrograde phase between late June and late November 2007. You may be able to do some incredible things in the way you express yourself, especially if this involves modern technology, computers, the Internet, aviation or even astrology. Your mind will be eager to learn and your mind will move at an almost electric speed in its attempt to understand any novel ideas. During the retrograde phase this will give you time to digest all that you are learning and put it into its right perspective. During the direct phase (January to June and again late November to December 2007) you can take action and make important decisions based on all that has been made available to you in your studies.

Neptune the planet of mystery, will continue to occupy your sector of income, earnings and the things you value, though will go into retrograde (backwards) phase between late May and up to the end of October 2007. Whilst you may earn a living doing things like writing poetry, art, sign-writing, or via music and/or films, it will also heighten your imagination to an incredible degree. Your powers of perception will seem to magically appear just when you need them. However be alert not to be misguided by those who do not have your best interests at heart. During the retrograde phase your intuition may lessen and you wonder if you are on the wrong track, at least in your mind. During the direct phase (January to May and November to December) you will be left with no doubt about what is your true destiny.

Pluto, the transformer of the zodiac will continue to occupy your sector of secrets, behind the scenes people and places such as hospitals or retreats and will move from twenty seven degrees to twenty nine degrees of Sagittarius. During this time Pluto will turn retrograde (backwards) between April and early September 2007. This can be an excellent time to go into your past and perhaps even visit a counselor who can help you to discover what makes you tick. The revelation that this can bring can turn your life around overnight. During the retrograde phase there may be an intense and deep-felt desire to dig into your subconscious to unravel whatever may have been hidden there for many years. During the direct phase (January to March 2007 and again from September to the end of the year) what you have learnt will now make more sense to your life and help you to come to terms with something you did not have a vtmery good grip on up until now.

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Horoscope courtesy of Kathy Cooper © 2006 Uranian Nights

Friday, December 29, 2006

Ian Crossland "Rules"

Take heed, brothers and sisters, for our code is a hallowed one filled with honor and loyalty, the likes of which have not been seen since the days of knighthood.

Don’t take any shit.

Be kind to women, children, and animals, but don’t take any bullshit. This is the essential part of being a biker. It has to do with respect and honor. Be cool, stand tall, and back up what you say with action.

Never lie, cheat or steal.

Always tell the truth. Every real biker knows that his word is his bond. Your word is all you have in life that is truly yours. Guard it carefully and be about something noble, for you are a true knight of the road.

Don’t snitch.

If you see a wrong right it yourself. If you care about anything, you will take care of problems yourself, and never feel the need to snitch someone off.

Don’t snivel.

Absolutely no one likes or respects a sniveler. “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Most of life’s little inconveniences work themselves out whether you snivel or not. Keep your chin up.

Never say die and never give up.

Whether it’s in a fight, a debate, or a business deal, no matter how bad it gets, a biker never gives up. In the biker world of rugged individualists, only the strong survive.

Help others.

When a brother or sister is broken down by the side of the road, STOP and help them. Even moral support, if that is all you can give, is better than riding on by. Remember life is about the journey, the ride, not getting there. You are already there. And don’t just help bikers; show the world that we are better than the world portrays us. Courtesy costs you nothing and gives you everything.

Stick to your guns.

Do what you say you’ll do, be there when you say you will. This is call integrity. “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.”

Life is not a drill.

This is life go out and take big bites out of it. You’ve got no time to lose and bikers don’t wait for the party to come to them. You only go around once. Tomorrow you could be road kill thanks to a chain-smoker asleep at the wheel. Live life now, make the most of each moment. This is not a drill. Being a biker is a way of life, a proud way of life we hold in high regard and with a burning passion-for the open highway and for life.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ian Crossland Current Life List

These I believe are a part of my everyday life
  1. I am a master of my own life
  2. Every day and in every way I am better and better
  3. I believe in myself
  4. I receive, I respond, I rejoice
  5. I exercise and train to be in the best health of my life
  6. I fully appreciate and exchange sexual energy
  7. I am inspired to be in service to others
  8. I am committed to constantly learning
  9. I am inspirit
  10. I simplify my existence

Those that I have achieved have been removed and replace
  1. Reach my ideal weight of 188
  2. Live debt free for the rest of my life
  3. Create sources of income that will provide for my financial freedom
  4. Settle my past debts
  5. Own and furnish our home, in MN
  6. Purchase ownership of a ranch in Texas
  7. Purchase ownership of a castle in Scotland
  8. WMI, wilderness first responder graduate
  9. Design and build my own backpacking gear for Philmont
  10. Philmont trek 2007 with my son Cashe-Achieved!!
  11. Nine Mile Packing trip
  12. Philmont Training Center Course 2007 Conservation and Scouting.
  13. World Jamboree 2007 International Service Team participant-Achieved!!
  14. Obtain my US Citizenship
  15. Design and register the Crossland Family Tartan
  16. Through hike the Appalachian Trail
  17. Nine Mile Backcountry Survival Course
  18. Pan American Jamboree 2008 participant
  19. 2008 Summer Road trip on Harley-Davidsons with Cashe
  20. Arrowcorps5 staff participant
  21. Philmont trek 2009 with my sons Cashe and Chance
  22. Create and manage the Crossland Foundation
  23. Through hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  24. Brilliant white dental implants
  25. National Jamboree 2010 Staff participant
  26. Through hike North Country Trail
  27. 2010 Summer Road trip on Harley-Davidsons with Chance
  28. 2012 Summer Road trip on Harley-Davidsons with Aeon
  29. Be very talented at playing the bagpipes
  30. Be very proficient at playing the guitar
  31. Be practised at playing the bugle
  32. Achieve the ATA rank of Black Belt
  33. Dual Major bachelor's degree in anthropology and archaeology
  34. Be honored with Knighthood
  35. Telemark ski the Haute route
  36. Trek Everest and K2 basecamps
  37. Write the best selling novel
  38. Write the best selling book of rules
  39. Tour Europe on my Screaming Eagle Harley-Davidson
  40. I will educate my children with my knowledge and experience
  41. Provide for my children's University educations
  42. Trek the Amazon
  43. Trek Africa
  44. Tour Australia on my HD
  45. Visit Dubai
  46. Own my favorite vehicles; 69 L87 Vette, 69 Z-28 Camaro,
  47. Be nominated and obtain membership in the Adventurers Club
  48. Actively support and educate Leave No Trace.
  49. Visit the seven Ancient wonders of the world before they change on 07/07/07
  50. Ski the top ten North American Ski resorts
  51. Own the wardrobe I choose
  52. Lucchese boots
  53. Experience Carnival
  54. Experience the Day of the Dead
  55. Be fluent in French
  56. Design and have the body tattoos I have always wanted
  57. Learn to dance
  58. V conjugis com centum rosea capilli femina
  59. Experience 11/11/11
  60. Have successful Lasik
  61. Gunsite advanced training
  62. Peak Potentials Wizard Training Course
  63. Grey School of Wizardry Journeyman
  64. Through hike the two Trans Canada Trails
  65. Participate in the World Scouting Jamboree in Sweden 2011