Eleven years…

I cannot believe I’m still putting my brain droppings out there and y’all are still reading them…

This was my first post, in May of 2007!

Testing, Testing…

I’m new to this whole arena, but thought I’d give it a try. I guess I fall in the “silent majority” as we have been deemed, I’ve never sought publicity, sued anyone for spilling my coffee, sure as hell ain’t a movie star; well, you get the drift…

I’m mid-50’s have a decent job, two decent kids trying hard to make their own way in the world today, and a lot of frustration with what is happening to the US of A. Being from the South, I hunt, fish, and shoot guns; so that immediately makes me one of those “rabid rednecks” to quote some out there. I did have a pickup, but it’s hard to park it where I work, so I drive a Pontiac… sure do miss the truck though… sigh…

As a retired military type, it really hurts to see the crap we are putting the folks in service through today. I lived through that in Vietnam, and I take the time to thank every Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine for their service when I get the chance. Most of the kids (I’m Southern so I can say that) are doing the best they can with what they have. They believe in the job they and others are doing in the Sandbox, and are pretty upset by the media coverage they get.

Anyway, I’m going to try this for a while and see what happens… thanks for reading and commenting…


4000 posts, 55,000 comments, around 8 million views, and a number of friends newly met, reconnected with, and very interesting conversations, both here and in various other media, including meatspace…

Thanks to all of you, I truly appreciate your patience with my writing, and I appreciate the civility that has been observed since day one.


Eleven years… — 33 Comments

  1. Wow, I don’t know how bloggers can stay active that long. I’d run out of things to say inside a month I think. Congratulations and hope you have the patience to continue writing it – its a daily stop, mostly twice in fact. Thank you for the content.

  2. Congratulations, and glad you kept blogging. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and books. It was the highlight of LibertyCon to meet you (and LawDog and Peter)! To echo others, thank you for the content.

  3. Your prose is usually thought provoking, educational, entertaining, relatable – sometimes all of the above. Keep it up, amigo!!

  4. Thanks for posting. I’ve enjoyed reading what you’ve turned out for the most part. Besides, we old farts need to stick together.

  5. You’re the first blog I read regularly, starting in 2011-ish.
    Glad to count you as a friend. Thank you.

  6. That’s pretty cool just as you are. I plan to see you at the NRA convention in Indy next year.

  7. Quality has a way of enduring while others fall by the wayside.

  8. Congrats! As others observed above, 11 years is a VERY long time in blog years. Your persistance is impressive. 🙂

  9. Hey Old NFO;

    Congratulations!!, It is because of you I started Blogging….so it is your fault you know. Seriously though, I am glad that you are blogging, because of it, I met you and a bunch of other people that I would normally have not met. Well Done sir,

  10. I have enjoyed reading your “brain droppings” for about ten and a half years. Thank you for continuing to persevere, both in producing brain droppings, and in letting us hang out here. I have discovered many other great bloggers through your blog, as well as many very good books to read.
    Keep up the good work…please!!

  11. A marvelous milepost, keep things rolling! Taking your books and those of a few other of your fellow blogger types in Kindle for next long flight.

  12. Every time one of the bloggers anniversaries come’s up I try to remember how I found your blog. Pretty sure I got to you thru Law Dog who I got to thru Ambulance Driver. Anyway Congratulations! I love your work and hope to keep reading for a long time.

  13. Congratulations on reaching that astrounding milestone.

  14. Congratulations! You and Lawdog have inspired me to start my own blog. Coming soon…

  15. Same as the other commenters.
    And thank you for the staggering amount of hard work that you have invested over the years.

  16. The best part is getting to meet you in real life. Otherwise how would our paths cross? You do a fine job and I always enjoy your thoughts.
    Here’s to the next eleven plus years!

  17. Didn’t realize it had been that long already, like everyone else I’m appreciative you kept at it, the webz would be less informative if you weren’t here. BZ.