Sigh…

Welp, the score is deer a whole bunch, me zero, zip, nada… That’s why it’s called hunting and not shooting…

But I did get to see two beautiful sunrises, and I wish I’d had a better camera. Peace and quiet, communing with nature…

And cussing the little yearlings, none of which were big enough to take… This one was maybe 20 feet away…

And this is six of them… Again, all yearlings, not big enough to take… Sigh…

You’d think eating these BIG acorns (Burr Oak if anyone is curious), they’d be fatter…

Probably the ‘best’ thing, was no phone, no internet, and no TV.  It’s amazing what that does to ‘improve’ one’s mental state and lower the BP…

Sadly, now it’s back to reality… And I’ve got a book to get out, and one to finish. But I really needed the break to just clear the mind. Thanks for being patient and waiting around until I got back.

Yawn…

This is WAY too damn early…

And this one just kicked over my gigglebox…

Still waiting on the wily deer… Sigh…

Gone Hunting…

For those wily deer… What I will probably see is…

Good news on the Calexit Anthology, I got the final edit back last night. Doing one more read through, and will put it in the print process in the next couple of days. It will probably take two weeks to make it through everything, with preps, pagination checks, proof reviews, etc.

Back to Reality…

Sigh…

Peter actually took a computer and blogged the daily events, HERE, for our 8th annual gathering of the tribe.

I, on the other hand, didn’t bring one, and only used the iPad for a few pictures…

Up Thursday, with a stop in Amarillo for some research at Panhandle Plains Museum, then on up to Blogorado.

Friday was range set up, painting, maintenance on the targets and other various ‘things’. Julie and her family from Australia made the trip, and we broke her in right, handing her my little Glock 26, after Matt and I took a few shots at the 6 inch steel plates at 80 yards. ‘Thankfully’, Julie didn’t outshoot me with my own gun, but it was near thing! Each of us dinged a plate at that range, and it was a pretty good christening.

A fast moving, like 40kts plus, front came blowing through, dumping a little rain, as we got ready to leave. This is the long range rifle range, the white dots/targets you see up the right side of the pic are 300, 500 and 750 yards.

Oh yeah, and we proved Cadillacs suck! 🙂

Add a little water from the rain, and the burble created by the low CD on the car causes a rolling mass of horizontal air that picks up any dirt generated by the wheels. The tuck of the rear fenders causes yet another one that is vertical and deposits more dirt along the back of the rear fender and tail lights… LOL The rest of the car was relatively clean!

These were the first three rifles the Aussies tried! The ONLY one they could possibly actually own, would be the M-24, and that would take a minimum of a year from the time of purchase, to actually taking possession!

And there was a cannon, for everyone’s enjoyment! Peter does a nice description, HERE, and no, I didn’t park in front of it. I was already there, and they rolled it out behind the car, which I quickly moved!!!

And then there are things that just caught my eye… The juxtaposition of a 70-80 year old barn that is slowly collapsing, and above it, probably around FL360, a passenger jet’s contrail as it headed east for probably Chicago…

Sadly, the sun has set for another year on the gathering of some of our tribe. Thank you to all that hosted, helped out, and attended! I truly enjoyed 4+ days of no internet, no TV, and no computers!!!

$$=Smoke and noise…

Can’t get pictures to post, but we’re having fun and we’re turning large amounts of money into large amounts of smoke, Noise, and smiles!

Go read the folks on the sidebar, and I’ll be back in a couple of days!

It’s begun…

The tribe is gathering…

Big sky country and country food, Surf and Turf to start…

Fresh Maine lobster and Chicken Fried Steaks from Sir Loin. 🙂

Gone shootin’!!!

Willie is playing my song,

I’m gonna be out of touch for a few days, having fun with friends…

Go read the folks on the sidebar, they’re better reads anyway… LOL

I probably won’t be commenting either, but I should be back some time next week.

Beer’s in the fridge, dog food’s in the pantry, and he gets two treats a day, unless he goes after the UPS guy, then he only gets one!

In other news…

Still not commenting on Las Vegas, waiting for real information, not speculation…

The NFL was down yet again this week, as noted by Sports Media Watch, HERE.

And ticket sales are apparently also down, as reported by various credible outlets,

While we can’t specify if this decrease is due to the president’s comments, player and owner protests, play on the field, or simply the continued division of consumer’s media attention, the conversation around the NFL this week has focused on the president’s comments as well as the players’ and owners’ reaction. As viewers continue to abandon their NFL Sunday habits, both the number of ticket sales and the purchase price of tickets will drop

Full articles HERE, and HERE.

And even CBS had to admit it…

NFL ticket sales at TickPick slumped 17.9 percent this week compared with the prior week, their steepest decline since 2014, while sales at TicketCity plunged 31 percent. For pro football games in September, ticket sales at TicketCity are down 16 percent from a year ago. TickPick’s NFL sales rose this month, but by the smallest margin since 2015. The vendors’ data reflect tickets sold in the secondary market, as opposed to direct sales from NFL teams. 

Full article HERE.

And apparently some player or players STILL knelt or sat on Monday night (not that I watched or cared)…

Thoughts and prayers…

For those who were killed and injured, and their families in the aftermath of the shooting in Las Vegas.

What truly angers me is that this is already been politicized before the blood is even dry. This was domestic terrorism, plain and simple, but there are no REAL facts yet.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS- This is about Americans of all faiths, colors, and jobs being killed by a madman, not something to be twisted into serving an agenda. I will not name that son of a bitch, other than to damn him to hell.

I am proud of the military, LEOs, firefighters, and others who stepped up and helped their fellow man to either get to cover, or guide them to safety, while the LEOs ran toward the sound of guns.

Loving God,
Welcome into your arms the victims of violence and terrorism.
Comfort their families and all who grieve for them.
Help us in our fear and uncertainty,
And bless us with the knowledge that we are secure in your love.
Strengthen all those who work for peace,
And may the peace the world cannot give reign in our hearts.
-Anon

Calexit- The Anthology…

We are just about done! In final edit now…

Here’s the cover art, thanks to Tina!

Ten stories, a little over 100,000 words. It ‘should’ be out in approximately 3 weeks, depending on Amazon.

Thank you for your patience!