Evolution isn't working fast enough. More dumbasses need to be shot.


September 2015

Every 40 years or so he tries to lose an appendage or two

I haven’t been doing much lately. Not much reading, or updating the blog (really need to get back to that), or even fixing stuff up around the house (really, really need to finish that up). I’ve been a little distracted with my my Dad’s injury, the 6 month anniversary of my uncle Arnie and my dog passing away and today is also the 14th anniversary of my Grandfather passing.

I’ve been a little worried about my Dad. You see, every 40 year or so he tries to lose one or so of his appendages. It was nice out last week, so he decided to take the day off and go fishing with my Mom. As they were launching the boat the rope got fouled, wrapped around his thumb and ripped the end off. My Dad, whom you might describe as stoic in the face of adversity, wrapped it up in his hanky, told my Mom to bring the trailer back down so they could load the boat back on it, and then insisted on driving to the ER in Garrison. My Mom had seen the boat buck a little off the trailer upon launch, and my Dad reach down real quick, but didn’t realize how bad he was actually hurt until they got to the ER. She said it kinda grossed out the nurse on duty, too. From Garrison they took the boat back to Minot and stowed it, then off to Trinity ER to get it stitched and see if the doctor thought it might need surgery.

Those of a week stomach should look away now.

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The Five Bells and Bladebone

My review of Martha Grimes’ The Five Bells and Bladebone


Antiques dealer Marshall Trueblood had finally haggled the owner of Watermeadows- a lush country estate near the village of Long Piddleton- into parting with a beautiful rosewood desk. He hadn’t bargained on the corpse stuffed inside.

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Ramrod the Combat Snake

My review of Mark Berent’s Ramrod the Combat Snake


Until the day a friendly FAC presented us combat pilots with a mascot, all any of us knew about snakes was that they were slimy creatures that could poison you, eat you, twist your bones, or crush you at their leisure. But that was before we came to know and love our squadron’s resident reptile, whose name was … RAMROD

3 Stars

A short story about the rock python that was the squadron mascot for awhile for his unit during the Vietnam war. Interesting, but quite short.

The ebook was formatted well with no obvious errors.



I’m doing some housekeeping on the site, so it might look and act a little funky for awhile. I’ve changed the theme, and am adding some Amazon links to the book reviews. Looks like I need to do something where I can shorten the posts to previews so they don’t end up so long when just scrolling through.

Have patience, the few of you that stop in, given time things will get better. It’s nothing a little construction work can’t fix.

1000 Yards

My review of 1000 Yards by Mark Dawson


Meet John Milton
He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder.

Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn’t pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn’t want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he’s had enough – there’s blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from.

He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way. But his past cannot be easily forgotten and before long it is Milton who is hunted, and not the hunter.

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Effectiveness in self defense ammunition

Peter goes over the effectiveness of, and reasons for carrying various self defense ammunition. It includes lots of excellent links. Well worth checking out.

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