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I feel honored that you chose to visit my website. I want to thank you for stopping by. I hope that you find it interesting and helpful.

I feel a connection to all of my readers and would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about myself.

With little exception you know me because of my technical writing in automotive magazines. Cars and especially engines are a big part of who I am but it is only a piece of me. If a stranger asked what I did for a living I would state that I am a full-time technical writer in the automotive industry and a part-time farmer. I have both field dirt and engine grease under my finger nails and I am proud of it!

My wife Charlotte and I live on our farm in northern New Jersey that has been in my family since 1954 (long before I was born). I am passionate about agriculture. In my estimation nothing else connects one more to our Creator than tilling the soil. It is a bond between mankind and God that can not be enjoyed anywhere else but in the field.

By no means am I a "Gentleman Farmer". When I am not immersed in automotive technology I am either on the tractor or doing one of the never ending chores that are part of an agrarian existence.

The Bohacz farm grows sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and Hubbard squash along with some eggs from my free-range girls that I call The Cadets. Though we have almost 100 acres only about 20 are tillable. It is not a large farm. But the 80 acres of forest and woods means that our place is teaming with wildlife and that is a blessing. You see, my true love is for animals of all kinds. If it has four legs, wings, crawls, hops or any other form of locomotion it is welcome at our place! One day I would enjoy sharing some of my interactions and relationships with animals on this website.

For these reasons I am very excited about a new chance that has come my way. I am thrilled about the opportunity to contribute technical articles to the premier agricultural magazine, Successful Farming from Des Moines, Iowa. If some of you read SF keep your eyes peeled for me in the coming months. I will welcome your feedback. You do not need to be kind -- tell the truth.

The other part of who I am is a patriot. The message on my answering machine states that America needs a return to God, duty and honor. I believe with my whole heart in the exceptionalism of America and its blessed existence. If it were possible my blood would run red, white and blue. In two places on our property the American and POW-MIA flags fly high and proud. I would never have it any other way.

I am also Mr. Buy American. To me there is no pride of ownership in anything that is not from here. I have nothing against any other country. Let them buy their own stuff and we will keep our jobs here. Few understand that America has never looked to export our way to prosperity where as the rest of the world has looked to do that to us. A society cannot "import" itself to wealth and greatness. In the future there will be more thoughts on this subject on my website.

I am also a brother to a sister and a husband to my wife. I know Charlotte for 20 years now and she has been a blessing to my life. We met on a blind date and the rest is history. She is a dedicated and wonderful elementary school teacher. Over the years she has had as she says, "thousands of children", so we have none of our own.

We are very active in our very small country church (the one we got married in). I am also a Lay Speaker in the church. I have delivered about 30 sermons, one wedding (not the legal aspect but the spiritual side) and sadly one funeral service.

As you would glean my political affiliation is Conservative. I often say that my needle is so far to the right that it is bent!

I hold hard work, honesty and earning what you have in high esteem. I do not believe in handouts nor would I ever take any for myself.

Well by this time you have made up your mind. If anything about me offends you I am sorry. But I do not change to match the winds of society. If you share most of my passions then I ask you to put my website on your list of favorites and visit often. I will do my best to keep fresh and what some would call controversial topics alive and well.

Have a great day. May God bless America, our troops and you.

Your friend,

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Something to Think About...

Is 400k The New 100k?

...as featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines:
"The mechanicals are great, the thrill of driving is unmatched, but the stories behind the surface gleam are what counts..."

Spotlight on a previously featured article from Hemmings Muscle Machines
"Honoring Their Histories"

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On The Farm With Ray....

While most know Ray through his technical writings and speaking engagements in the automotive/classic car arena, some may be surprised to learn that Ray is also a "part time farmer" and has successfully operated a family farming business for the past twenty years.

Having great interest and great respects for both "fields" of study, Ray feels fortunate to be able to be involved in both and has recently announced that he will be contributing technical stories to "Successful Farming."

Successful Farming is a monthly magazine that "Yields a bounty of ideas and advice for families that make ranching and farming their business." 

When asked about this most recent writing opportunity, Ray responded, "I am very excited to be able to bring my long time interest of mechanical technology and my love and respect of farming together to provide technical contributions to Successful Farming.  For more information on "Successful Farming" click on the banner below:

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