Creative Endeavors, The Home of

About Us

2013-01-03 14.47.02Welcome to Creative Endeavors, The Home of came about because they wanted $2,500 to register Creative Endeavors as a domain name, which did not happen for obvious reasons.

This page and this website is being maintained and written by Don Smith (Boxcarokie), and it comes to you from Western Oklahoma, U.S.A. 

It was first established in March of 2008.

Most people who visit this website do so deliberately, but others stumble across it while searching the Internet for esoteric topics. Noting from time to time, people are always looking for high numbers, how many hits, who is where and total residents on board. It seems to me that the quality of the posts is what brings them in, not the population that resides, that kind of thing.

Some bloggers or writers are looking for ways to attract more people to a site, when they ought to be cultivating interesting people who will “add to it” sort of like that Hollywood adage … “If you build it, they will come” idea. At least that is my take on some of this. At times we have had our fair share of interesting people to comment on the site and add to the mix.

From a personal standpoint I feel that comments are great and most welcome, they are for the most part, what makes it interesting to me.

Unfortunately if you are a regular reader of this site, in my often off the wall style or loopy way, I can discourage comments. I will sit down and write that I believe my parrot is a direct descendant of Satan or an emissary from hell, and most people (in their right mind) wouldn’t dare to comment on something that bizarre.

So I understand.

More than likely this site will never see up and coming fastest growing blog fame or any other prominent recognition and that is okay. We like being #2 it makes us try harder.

In the future Creative Endeavors will stay basically as it is. A fun place, warm and welcome, and we hope that you will tell others about it or comment from time to time.  Some people I suppose actually miss a site where everyone is flaming each other, where the flow of material is coarse, rude and full of hate speech. Swing a dead-cat in any direction on the net, and you can certainly find a lot of mean spirited sites these days.

Creative Endeavors will never be that way.

Be advised, this doesn’t mean we will allow you to come in here in the comment section and beat up on us or exhibit your particular brand of unsocial behavior.  This is simply not going to happen.  You will be sent to comment oblivion before you know what hit you.

Beats me why people seek out activity like that, it is a unsettling, sign of the times I suppose. So if content is not an issue with you and you have a little time to spare, drop by and stay awhile. Sift thru all of it, pick out what it is that you can use, and throw the rest of it away.  If you want to take some of it home with you that is okay too, we would however, appreciate a link back.

Seems only fair.

Thanks for droppin’ by.

Don Smith

Parting Shot: “As long as you continue to drink upstream from the rest of the herd, I see no way where it can hurt you.”

(This page last edited on 01-18-2013)


  1. Very well said, very nice blog…thanks :)


    Comment by cynicalmystic — November 3, 2008 @ 9:12 AM | Reply

  2. Don, don’t let a bunch of moonbat shrills keep you out of the blogsphere. I have come under attack myself before and if you disagree with the direction America is going in… you’re “a racist”. I have developed a thick skin and a talent for hitting the “delete function”. I say, it’s my blog, and I have control over who comes in and leaves comments. I will post and respectful opinion that is not in line with my own, but the shrilling masses get deleted. Anyway, I don’t think you should back down, we need more like you in the blogsphere.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by hoosierarmymom — November 17, 2008 @ 10:33 AM | Reply

    Thanks, we try.


    Comment by NEUJIA — December 1, 2008 @ 9:57 PM | Reply

  4. Thanks for making me aware of this site, I will tell others about it.
    I am not really sure of who you are thanking, but okay. Tell everyone you know, we are here just about any day of the week, and most of the weekends’ too, because of the high price of just about everything, I am pretty sure we will be here until we die or run out of tax dollars, whichever comes first.


    Comment by R, C, Beckom — December 4, 2008 @ 10:06 PM | Reply

  5. Name: Stephanie
    Creative Endeavors Email:
    Hello there, I just wanted to leave a comment regarding your site. Someone sent me an email with a link to your place. I decided to peek around the site here and there. I read the “About Us” bio – and I must admit that I am highly impressed, super excited, and most grateful for your “ethics” alone – I appreciate the positive vibe you are sending out – Stay up – stay positive – stay true. I am joining and will encourage others to do so. Peace and Blessings!

    Time: Friday December 5, 2008 at 8:04 am
    Thank you so very much, we appreciate it. Come back soon, leave a comment, enjoy your stay.


    Comment by BoxcarOkie — December 5, 2008 @ 10:47 AM | Reply

  6. I like this site just stumbled upon it. Business student/Practical Nurse looking for something to spend time doing positive.

    Glad you stopped by Eric, come visit all you want, tell a friend. We are trying to hit 1 million visitors by March 12th, 2009. Pass the address around, and of course, come back and sit for awhile, take it in.


    Comment by Eric Nickerson — December 28, 2008 @ 9:31 PM | Reply

  7. Hi Don,
    I like this site! I am glad you will NOT allow people to be mean spirited and ugly to each other on you site. People see enough of that kind of thing in the media. I like the positive flavor. Peace and good will!! LUCI
    We are going to strive to keep it the way it is, nice, pleasant, polite and fun. When it gets ugly as you put it, be advised, we will step in and straighten it out. This is a fun place, not a place where fun comes to die.


    Comment by Luci McMillan — January 17, 2009 @ 12:35 PM | Reply

  8. enjoyed the content much luck with your passion
    Thanks, we appreciate it. Sending our best is the very least we can do … Come back and stay awhile.


    Comment by Luther Beck — January 24, 2009 @ 10:16 AM | Reply

  9. Okay, I meant to prolong my poking around your site but after leaving a comment on today’s entry, I was curious about “us” so came to this page. Definitely my kind of thinking and humour. Will look forward to returning.

    Drop by any time you wish, we are open twenty-four-seven (not really, but it sounds kind of cool eh?) most of the time we post each day and on Sunday we rest. First time I heard the expression “take away” was on Dr. Phil. That was what got me over there, the Tuesday Take Away thing, kind of neat hook.



    Comment by mroby — November 2, 2010 @ 3:08 PM | Reply

  10. Hi Don, just stopped in to read your blogs this morning. Made me very happy!!!! Were you one of the honorees on the 1st? Loved your work about the grazing, and pictures of your refrigerators. Stop by my new website. I think it will make you happy to!! Awww–it really is the positive little things in life we do, or say, or share that make our lives happy and successful. Be Well, Be Blessed, Be Happy, Be Outstanding!!!!!!!! Jan
    Wow! I am impressed, I knew you did the art thing, but not on this scale. The webpage looks great too, you did good sister. How is Danny Frank? He ever get his patent on the invention?

    As far as I know I wasn’t an honoree on the first or any other day for that matter. I just keep choppin’ and watch for the chips to fly! Don’t think they pass out rewards (honors) for that. Really good to hear from you.

    AKA: BCO


    Comment by Jan Moore — November 3, 2010 @ 7:33 AM | Reply

  11. Hi Don, I had a minute to drop by to say hello. We hope you and your family are all well and very happy. We hope you might take another vacation to California some day soon; or, maybe you might vacation in Lake Havasu City in the Winter months. We would love to see you. Continue to do your good work, Be a good Human and encourage others to be Good Human’s!!!!! Jan


    Comment by Jan Moore — September 1, 2011 @ 8:58 AM | Reply

  12. Don,
    My name is Fred me and and my wife Karen own a 1983 eagle model 10 s with a 8v92. We are in the middle of a conversion.
    I would like to talk to you about the eagle. Could you please call me cell 607 267 9825 home 607 433 2605
    Hey good luck on your conversion, if I can be of any assistance to you, feel free to contact me using the email feature on the home page.



    Comment by Fred — September 15, 2011 @ 8:11 PM | Reply

  13. You commented on my blog so I checked out the link to yours. I scanned over the home page, then read a few posts, beginning with “Bikini’s (the reason men are pigs). By the way, I believe all women are born with the knowledge that they possess a mighty powerful tool!! I was hooked on that first reading… I love your style, candidness, and perspective! I can’t wait for the next rainy day when I can delve into your blog and satisfy my hunger for positive and encouraging words. Great blog… highly interesting!
    Thank you. We try. Come on back anytime, bring a friend or two, make a comment, that is where the fun will be found … “Bikini’s (the reason men are pigs) has some real staying power, I don’t know why, but it consistently gets a load of hits. Go figure?

    Country living cannot be beat, it is the only way to go. You have a nice site, and a good read too.



    Comment by littlesundog — October 30, 2011 @ 7:11 AM | Reply

  14. It is lovely to meet you. I have been through a number of your posts today and appreciate your humor. Thanks for stopping by my site so I could follow you back here.


    Comment by Laughing Mom — October 25, 2012 @ 2:19 PM | Reply

    • Just came across your site and checked it out. Grabbed a sub and will follow you in your endeavors. Thanks for stoppin by.



      Comment by ldsrr91 — October 25, 2012 @ 8:01 PM

  15. I know I shall enjoy reading what you share…


    Comment by Roberta — November 26, 2012 @ 10:53 AM | Reply

    • Why thank you for the vote of confidence, that was nice.



      Comment by ldsrr91 — November 26, 2012 @ 11:02 AM

  16. Hi again from England ~ I am a total newbie and yes I did stumble upon you from a comment you left elsewhere which was nicely written so I checked your site out. Love your ethics and intend to follow. so I thank you and look forward to reading more.

    Well hello you and welcome aboard. Comment any time that you wish. I often rummage around in the morning and leave a comment here and there.

    Hang in there.



    Comment by desperateramblings — February 18, 2015 @ 4:58 AM | Reply

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