Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's a Gibbon Moment


"The exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment."

Ya know, I never really understood what “horrifying” meant.

Not over a period of years at least.

The Won Everyone Was Waiting For has reduced the gravity of state sanctioned killing by uniformed armed forces to an activity best administrated by a “political committee” to be named by the remaining members of the international debating society that shamed him into doing SOMETHING …

This isn’t amateur hour. This is our country in free fall.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I have not posted on Japan because I simply do not have words.

We are giving through the Red Cross.

I pray for them in the mornings, just before I ask for the grace of another day.

Please help, if you are able.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Goodbye Old Friend

I don't know what the predicted service life is for one of these, but I got twenty two years out of mine.

Sunday mornings I usually putter around in the reloading room. I tossed about forty pieces of Mosin brass into the tumbler and fired it up and it struck me that I've been using this same piece of equipment since we lived in an apartment in Clairemont, above Mission Beach in San Diego. In a few hours the brass was shiny, so swapped out the cases for some pulled .303 bullets to get rid of the tar sealant the Pakistanis used and clicked the "on" button. It just sat there and hummed.

Goodbye old friend.