Category Archives: Stuff and Things

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Housekeeping notes

I’m trying to add some photos for some blog entry ideas I have, and my inner perfectionist is having a fit. It’s not as easy as it looks. But I’m hopeful you’ll find the visual component helpful in understanding what I’m trying to relay.

I’ll also be sporadically posting next week as I’m going to have intermittent access to an internet connection.

Dear Entertainment Industry…

You seem to be under the impression that we, the regular people with regular jobs and regular lives, care an awful lot about what you think.

We really don’t. We’re not stupid enough to believe that fame imbues some special insight or wisdom that we regular people are incapable of grasping.

Now don’t get me wrong. We like what you do. We know it’s not easy and we appreciate a job well done. We like to be entertained. We also know that you’re entitled to your opinions, as are we all.

But we don’t take kindly to hypocrisy or elitism. We’re not your followers, we’re your audience. If we follow your posts on twitter (or whatever the cool kids are using these days, I can’t keep up) it’s because we want to learn about your new projects because we like your work. It’s not because we believe you have some special grasp on social issues.

Enjoy your success. But as the Romans so artfully put it, “Memento mori.”

Gun Control Perspectives

I saw this on Facebook (click on it to make it bigger) and it made me remember an article I read on Scott Adam’s blog (which, if you don’t read, you’re really missing out). Here’s a link to that article:

Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

For those who don’t recognize Scott Adams, he’s the guy who writes Dilbert. He’s also one of the very few who predicted the outcome of the election accurately. His book ‘How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life‘ is outstanding.

OK, time to start this project back up

I originally envisioned this blog to be a running commentary on my journey as a pistolfighter (my term). Somewhere along the line I got sidetracked, and I find myself back here with a lot more experiences and insights to share.

It has been an interesting few years. I’ve made a list of things I want to discuss, and I have every intention of doing so. I have dug up my old notebooks, and given serious thought to what I want to accomplish.

I think I have a lot to contribute, so I may as well get started. If you have any questions about this blog, be sure to read the appropriately named About This Blog.

Remember, this blog is written from the perspective of a trained, armed citizen. Just a regular guy who does a regular job, who follows the rules and lives a regular life.