I was born and raised in rural South Dakota. My grandparents are of Scandinavian descent. My father’s dad immigrated here from Norway. Both my parents came from large families who settled in the Midwest USA.
From an early age, I have always been curious about how things work. I am continually analyzing everything, my favorite subjects in school were math, science and industrial arts. I also enjoyed art and music. I also liked the variety and preferred short projects rather than continue doing the same thing. Maybe I picked this up from growing up on a farm with the routine changes from season to season then repeating again next year along with a few new projects to fill in the slow periods. After high school, I attended college for two years undecided on what career I wanted to commit 40 years of my life to, I took a 20-year break to farm on the family farm before returning to school in Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration and worked in the HVAC/R sheet metal trades. I also added photography taking classes with the Professional Photographers of America and doing photography as a sideline. I originally established Artistic Connection to display my wife Vicki and my Artistic interests also doing a few websites of my own and a few others. I have discovered that art and music have played an important role in the development of our society. Art and Music have also been a valuable source for recorded history and documenting change.
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When it comes to art most people choose things that they find pleasing. When we apply that artistic connection to life we also prefer things that we find pleasing. Unfortunately, not all that we find is pleasing. In fact, there is much in life that is very disturbing especially when it comes to human behavior.
I have created a menu to help break this complex topic into the building blocks of life including Religion, politics, mental health along with a list of various books and videos from a variety of sources. I also have included a timeline of videos and articles of our current state of the union. These are but a few of the many sources from which I will attempt to share my thoughts and opinions on the following pages that I will be adding to this blog. In the meantime enjoy reading the books that I have listed along with their links to where to find them to purchase for yourself. I have also listed numerous YouTube videos for you to watch or links to articles to read. Enjoy and leave a comment if you desire to. I hope you enjoy my blog.
I will eventually be moving my reference and recommended reading links to my website and limiting my blog to most current pages and comments as my blog posts progress please bear with me as I catalogue and organize my blog.
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Robert S. Hausvik
May 21, 2019
As we approach the 1st anniversary of this Blog site we now have over 3000 subscribers however no one has been brave enough to comment on the many books and videos I have shared other than myself. I admit that I too am overwhelmed by the information I have shared here with you, not to mention the other related information you will find on YouTube and follow up Google searches after viewing the links here. I have only shared a fraction of the information available, but once you check out the books on Amazon or viewed a Video on YouTube and subscribed to the various videos that you have liked and found interesting Google and YouTube will suggest related content. Much to the dismay of some of the Senators and Congressmen who questioned Google and Social Media executives during oversite meetings searches may not return the positive response to their legislation that they were hoping for. Such as the number of negative articles about the GOP tax bill that gave big breaks to high-income people and Corporations. The GOP thought that people would be pleased and that economics professionals would agree with them. Since the main place, I promote this Blog is through my Social Media accounts I assume most of you follow me on Twitter or FaceBook which has been targeted by Russian Bots to influence the 2016 elections to promote damaging views to appeal to the #TrumpCult following. I assume that most of you will agree with me that Donald Trumps voter base has taken on a Cult mentality and either believe that Donald Trump can do them no harm or don’t care because they are convinced that he will champion their favourite cause. Causes, which in most cases includes their fear of issues such as Immigration, White Nationalism and some of the old standbys Abortion and Gun Rights? I also believe the information shared presents a strong case in favor of Impeachment of Donald Trump.