Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Road Warrior

I had forgotten.

These past few months I've been stuck working up in Gadsden. It allowed me to be home pretty much every night. They were long days, no doubt. An hour drive each way, but it got me used to home for a bit.
Now we're back to a more normal schedule. The new kid has been trained up to where I can confidently leave him alone to run things up there.

So I'm back behind the windshield again.

I'm planning on central Georgia this week, but if things go south on us down in Gulfport, I'll be a road-trippin' fool.
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But I missed it a little bit too.

What is it that makes me so comfortable being alone?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Happy Memorial Day?

Here we are again.

This is usually the weekend where I bury myself in Jack Daniels and pissy American beer.
I should put on my DVDs of Game of Thrones and watch the first three seasons getting drunk to the point of oblivion and yelling at the television.
That's what I usually do.

Watching those puff pieces on the news every year, with the boy scouts and the servicemen going through the gardens putting those little american flags by each headstone.
I can't watch that shit again.

This year I'm going to clean out the garage.
I'm going to pull that old 350Z out and wash it and wax it in the driveway.
I'm going to put the top down and take it out for a spin.
I'm going to exceed the posted speed limit.

Those boys lying under those stones.

That's what they would want me to do.

(If I go down, I won't be able to get in front of a judge and get released until Tuesday. Just wanted to give y'all a heads up.)

Here's to us, and those like us...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Confession Time

Yes.

I actually did this to a fine stainless steel Ruger 10/22 receiver and barrel once.


























I couldn't hit the broadside of Dolly Parton with that thing...even with that cheap dot sight mounted 6" above the barrel.



but it was fun.





Don't judge me.


Everyone goes through a learning process.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Time to Clean Up my Act

Well.

There was a bit of a hiatus there....

I worked From New Year's Day until somewhere near the end of April without a break.
I'm definitely getting too old for that shit but, when it comes down to it, there was a job that needed doing and I had to do it. It's not in my nature to walk away from something like that.

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Now that I've wandered back in after all this time, I've come up with a few new ideas for how I want to do my blogging. (blahgging)

We'll have to see if it amounts to anything.

Give me a moment to knock the rust off and we'll see what we can come up with.

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In the meantime, I'm sorry to say that we must take a moment to note the passing of one of the last of the true renaissance men.
Not only was he an accomplished singer and songwriter, he was quite impressive as a luthier as well.

The (relatively) few guitars that he carefully built by hand will one day be sought after like a Stradivarius is today.




Guy Clark
11/6/41 - 5/17/16



If you would like to see more of his work, please check out these titles.

Randall Knife
Texas 1947
Homegrown Tomatoes
LA Freeway
The Cape