Back Under the Knife

All of my life I’ve had to put up with pain. When you are my size and operate like a bull in a China shop, nicks, cuts, abrasions and pulled muscles just go with the territory. I used to think I was pretty tough. Pain was something to ignore—kind of like Patrick Swayze said in “Roadho
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Decision: Failure

Note: Although I normally blog on guns and hunting, since this is my website and my blog, I reserve the right to “go off the reservation” when it suits me. Today I am discussing what I believe is a profound cusp of what we once called the United States of America. Indulge me or delete
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Back in the Radio Saddle

They say what goes around, comes around. If that be the case, I had a Yogi Bera, “Déjà vu all over again” moment yesterday. I sort of got my start in this outdoor writing business with a radio show on a little 10,000-watt station in Fresno, California, in the mid-’90s. When the statio
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Not Now Honey, I Have a Headache

Well it’s been about a month since I have written a blog, and amazingly the din of the hordes hanging on my every word has been excruciatingly silent. Fact is, there has been a din of the horde—but the horde is of gnats and their incessant stinging. Here’s a recent example: I received
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The Absolute Best Portable Shooting Bench

Royal Stukey is if nothing else, old school. He describes himself as a crippled old cowboy—something I can certainly relate to—just trying to earn a living. He proudly proclaims on his website, “Stubbornly made in the USA for over a decade,” and like a lot of cowboys, there is no room
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Liver Eating Johnson

I have recently been reading Crow Killer by Raymond W. Thorp, first published in 1959. It is a chronology of the life of John Johnson—born Garrison, he took the name Johnson after deserting during the Mexican-American War—who carried on a long vendetta against the Crow tribe of Montan
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Sometimes Life Just Gets in the Way

If any of you have been wondering whether I have just gotten lazy with this sudden onset of summer, the answer is “yes and no.” We have finally dried out a bit, so I can get outside and get some things done. My friend from church who I am teaching to shoot wanted another lesson, and w
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Couldas, Shoudas…

One of the things old flatulents like me love to do is bore the hell out of younger folks with what they should—and sometimes shouldn’t—do. The reason we like to do this is because we want to help those younger folks not make the same mistakes we have made. As I look back on my life,
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Pure Genius

This story is about 3 years old, but since my blog was not accepted by the NRA at the time, I still would like to share it. Milwaukee, WI, police were called to Froedtert Hospital to interview one Otis Lockett, who was being treated for a gunshot wound to his…ummm…well…junk. Mr. Locke
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Dedication

By now you realize that I am a dog lover. Nearly all of my friends are as well. But this little story is a bit different than most dog stories. Some folks around Cody got a little yellow Lab puppy. Turned out the puppy had a congenital liver disorder. Repairing it would cost big bucks
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