12 years…

I stuck my oar into the blogging world 12 years ago, never thinking I’d still be doing it today…

This was the first post I ever did.

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…


Sadly, things really haven’t gotten all that much better over the years. No question we’ve seen ups and downs, but the hate and discontent today is scary.

Since I started, 4,350 posts, over 60,000 comments, over 6,000,000 views so far… Honestly I’m amazed that y’all have put up with my brain drippings that long! 😀

Thank you to my loyal readers, and thank you for your support and comments!



12 years… — 40 Comments

  1. 12 years!
    Time flies when your having fun.
    Or you fly and it’s no fun.
    Or something like that.
    Happy Blogiversary!

  2. And thank you for keeping plugging on to write it. I stop by every day and read the thoughts, jokes and ‘edjumakashionul stuff’ on how things work. You are doing a good job.

    I don’t know how you keep picking the topics but I’m sure it keeps your brain working overtime.

  3. Thanks for the work you’ve put into this blog over the years. Make sure I visit here daily to see what’s up. Oh one request, get Rimworld Jace into a dead tree version, still like to have a paper hard copy in my hands when I read. Thanks!

  4. I found this blog through Rural Revolution about 11 years ago, and through your blog have found a bunch of others, as well as several new authors of books that I enjoy reading. So Thank You for 12 years of “brain drippings”. I, for one, totally enjoy what you have been writing down and putting out there. Keep it up, please.

  5. Thank you for the time and effort you put into the blog, and also thanks to the many commenters who provide their insight and experiences.

    I think the really good blogs, (talkin’ about your blog) are interesting and provide a dialog between the person writing the blog and the commenters.

  6. Congrats on 12 years. Times does fly, especially as you get older. (Why is that?) No idea how I found your site but certainly glad I did. Read everyday. commenting sometimes. Loved the Old Man series. Keep ’em coming, I’ll be here.

  7. Congrats! I always enjoy what “drips outta your brain” whether here on your blog or in person. Glad to call you friend.

  8. Glad I found you here. I find your blog entertaining, and often informative. I’ve even read a few of your books. Like you, I saw, and experienced, the treatment of US military 50 years ago. It’s a shame it still happens today.

  9. All- Thanks for the kind words! I truly enjoy ‘most’ of the interactions with commenters… 🙂

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  10. You forgot to mention your assorted novels.I want to say I started reading you in 2012 or so. And started commenting around 2014 or so. Glad to know you buddy.

  11. Congratulations. That makes you… 12 years old… 🙂

    As to the treatment of veterans, under this current admin some positive changes to the VA seem to have been made. Positive changes would happen quicker if a certain group of someones wouldn’t immediately run to some pet judge and get an injunction every time a certain OMB someone opens his mouth or twitters something.


    Thank you for your service. Always thought the P-3s looked neat.

  12. A dozen years, that is fantastic and thank you.

    I have enjoyed all of your Grey Man books and I look forward to the next one, thank you.

  13. A friend told me about LawDog, years ago. And I found your blog from his blog roll. I’m glad I did. Happy Blogiversary!

  14. I found my way here by way of Home on the Range and am so happy I did. Love the Grey Man series, but best of all the Rimworld tales. I grew up on SF w-a-a-ay back about 72 years ago!! Never lost the fascination with it.
    Congrats on your longevity at this blogging stuff. I lasted five and it was getting ugly around here for calling out some of the crooks in places of authority and their abuse of the same.
    Hope to still be here on your 24th!

  15. Came via HotR and LawDog. Stayed because you haven’t kicked me out yet. (You know cats. Once you feed them and let them overnight on the porch…)

  16. Jim, I think Brigid, Lawdog, and Nep Lex sent me here.
    I’m glad they did. Congrats!!

  17. Hey Old NFO;

    Congratulations on your Blogoversary. And because of you, I started blogging….so you indirectly foisted me on an unsuspecting world…..Seriously though, Congratulations for your blogging, It gave me the nerve to try to blog and because of it I have met some really cool people.

  18. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Saw your comments on Bayou Renaissance Man and found your blog about 2 years ago. Enjoy your brain drippings, and own the Grey Man series.

  19. All- THANK YOU! And I appreciate your comments about the books too!

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  20. Been along for most of the ride. Am one of the skulkers that have followed you and your fine associates. Have been amused and informed, for which I thank you.
    Am sure there are a bunch more like me -folks who enjoy the discourse, but feel they have nothing to add.
    Keep it up! V/R JW

  21. Congrats!
    Even though trying to come up with something to post every day can be challenging, it’s little anniversaries like this that make it all worth it.
    My descendants are in for a sock for sure, hopefully a few laughs too.

  22. I met you before blogging but so glad to reconnect through it. Plus I’ve gotten to know your two daughters and they are just amazing young women.

  23. All- Thanks! And it is funny how we reconnected through blogging isn’t it Brigid! 🙂

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