Excellent whittling there, Muskrat man! Very impressive! I've bought hiking sticks on the bay. Just plain ones in dogwood and hickory but they have other softer woods - spirit wood hiking staffs like in the first photo that go for higher prices. You could make yourself some money with that talent.
Like the eye in a powerful hurricane - remain centered amidst chaos.
I am always amazed at what the self-glorified worship - anything you can convince them of being them in itself, even a hypocrisy which places special interest above all else.