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The defective computer monitor (Subtitle: ‘I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t let you back into the airlock’)

The defective computer monitor (Subtitle: ‘I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t let you back into the airlock’) Friends who are skilled with social media marketing strategies, and much more clever than I, have been after me for months to expand my … Continue reading

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ED puts me back on the beam

ED puts me back on the beam Something was not right. The numbers on the digital screen jumped to 28.4, then dived to 23.2, then stabilized at 24.3. The electronic scale was measuring charges, in grains, of XMP 5744 powder … Continue reading

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Three steps toward reducing firearm violence and fatalities

Three steps toward reducing firearm violence and fatalities Proposals for gun control, for the most part, are ludicrous. Not because the intentions of the “gun control” advocates are unworthy. To the contrary: reducing the number of firearm homicides is an … Continue reading

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North Country Tales

North Country Tales, my latest collection of essays, stories, poems, and tales about life in the North Country, is now published and available at independent book stores listed at indiebooks.com and through amazon  (https://www.amazon.com/North-Country-Tales-Jerry-Johnson/dp/1983577154/)

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Tyroler hat

Klas took it down and spent several minutes in a more careful investigation. It was just a hat, a fawn-brown Tyroler with a braided, black leather hatband. Its sweatband was smooth, perhaps doeskin. Except for its too-square cut, there was … Continue reading

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Snow bird

Abbey began to lecture me: “Wahrl-arn-wahrl-yawl!” which, translated from spaniel French to North Country English means “Pheasant season only lasts eleven weeks, you know, and every day spent in the Clubhouse is wasted, lost forever and cannot be regained.” Snow … Continue reading

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Bringing out the Big Gun

Over the course of the past hundred years the sixteen rose to the height of its popularity and then quickly disappeared. I seldom see a hunter with a 16-gauge double gun, and if I do I can be almost certain … Continue reading

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