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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Independence Day 2015

Tomorrow it will be 239 years since 56 men stood for their principles; risking their lives by signing the Declaration of Independence. Roll that around in your mind a moment. Imagine leaving your home and traveling a long way to argue and negotiate, then effectively signing your own d
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A Short Sabbatical

I realize that I have been a bit off schedule for the past couple of weeks, and I apologize for that. Beginning today, I will be taking a week or two sabbatical to undergo some back surgery. Last fall I went out, eager to get into some roosters with my setter Lily. The walking wasn’t
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Our Stuff

We live in a commercial world. It has become the norm for Americans to be consumed with our stuff. When I was a kid the notion of renting a garage just to have a place to store one’s stuff was ridiculous. Nowadays the self-storage business is one of the fastest growing small businesse
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The Case for the Small Gun Shop

In business and life there’s a relatively new saying, “Go big or go home.” Sometimes that is sound advice, but not all the time. In the gun and shooting business there are a number of what are known as “big-box” stores. We all know who they are, and they do provide a real service, oft
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