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Latest book

My latest book, Coot Shoots – A Crazy Old Coot’s Anthology of Hunting and Shooting Stories and Essays, was published June 1. Available in paperback and kindle editions at:http://www.amazon.com/Coot-Shoots-Anthology-Hunting-Shooting/dp/B0B31X62DZ/

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Hotwires, insulators, and sheep

Strange weather the past few days. The skies wouldn’t quite rain, and won’t quite stop raining. There are weeks when you concede that working in the mud is the only option. The task was erecting a hotwire to front the … Continue reading

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Final day of March

The cold winds on this final day of March are trying their best to prolong winter, bringing with them a storm that has blanketed the North Country with an inch of snow. This northwest wind has also scoured all traces … Continue reading

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Home again, home again jiggity-jig

Our Southwest travel adventure has ended. We are back in the North Country in late March, the month we can expect alternating thaws and freezes, rain and snow, mud and ice. The first night home, two inches of wet, slippery … Continue reading

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No escape

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Sheltering from the wind

An outdoor writer who does not credit the wind as the predominant force in the shaping and the life of wild places has failed in his craft. The wind touches and forms or reforms every thing. The wind also touches … Continue reading

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26 ‘Must Do’ items before towing our trailer

A riddle: Why is a Scamp camping trailer like a P-38 Lightning World War II twin engine fighter aircraft? Answer: Because you have to complete a checklist of items before you fly into “combat.” Bear with me; I will explain. … Continue reading

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Camper clutter

After 27 days of nomadic life in the Scamp camping trailer, many of our former criteria for a happy household have been revised to conform to the new normal. For example, the definitions of the terms “organized,” “cluttered,” “tidy,” “neat,” … Continue reading

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(South)Westerward Ho! – Part 2

If a picture is worth a thousand words, one of Aaron Lurth’s photographs is worth 10,000-plus. One of my photos, on the other hand, is usually worth about 100 words, maybe 200 on a day I capture a striking visual … Continue reading

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Southwest musings on a day off

How do you define “A Day Off” when you are retired? Isn’t every day a sort of “day off”? Be that as it may, we are taking a couple days off from our winter travels in the Southwest due to … Continue reading

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