Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bird dog art

Shooting afield without the aid of a trained dog is very poor sport indeed…  …for it is not only the large number of birds brought to bag that inspires and gratifies, but rather it is the fine performance of his … Continue reading

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Twinkies, Bering Imperials, and Schlitz

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all. –  Martin Luther (1483-1546), German monk and Catholic priest, key figure of the 16th century Protestant Reformation     Twinkies, Bering Imperials, and Schlitz Unable to … Continue reading

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Random advice

We get too soon old and too late smart.     – Appalachian folk saying Random advice Following the example of Benjamin Franklin in America’s colonial the era when he published snippets of wit and wisdom in his annual Poor … Continue reading

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Gus the enforcer

“Boy,” he said, “I will tell you a very wise thing. If a man is really intelligent, there’s practically nothing a good dog can’t teach him.”           – Robert Ruark (1915-65), novelist and outdoor writer, from … Continue reading

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Fathers and sons

Every man learns the trade of fatherhood through a series of on-the-job-training blunders and successes, and he has few resources to draw on beyond his memory of how his own father raised him. Given the difficulty of the task and … Continue reading

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