November 2017

Deer Hunting 2017, Part 3

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AT THE UPPER RIGHT.  IT’S FREE! You will ONLY receive notifications when I post new entries to my blog.   In this post I am reminded why it is called hunting.   I’ve had a…


Adventures in Automotive Transport

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about what great, awesome people my sons are. Well they are, but just because I think they are so incredible doesn’t mean they don’t have…


To Give Thanks

Life has a way, at times, of getting in the way of living.  As many of you know, I have a job that never closes.  Working at a youth center for the Missouri Division of…


Treasure Inland

“Adventure is just hardship with an inflated sense of self.”   Usually when we hear about hidden treasure, it’s across the sea on some desert island and is guarded by pirates.  But I’m going to…


The Canoe Trip from Hell

  Back in the summer of 2008 I made plans for a family canoe trip.  None of the boys was married at the time so the logistics weren’t that difficult.  Scotty lived in Springfield, MO…


Deer Hunting 2017, Part 2

  In this post Patrick tastes success…or does he? Being a dad, I’m always anxious to include my descendants in my beloved pastimes.  My youngest son hasn’t showed a lot of interest in bow hunting…


Was Colonel Jessup Right?

    In the movie, “A Few Good Men,” Jack Nicholson plays Marine Corps colonel Nathan R. Jessup, commanding officer of Guantánamo Bay Cuba.  Tom Cruise portrays Navy officer Daniel “Danny” Kaffee.  Danny is a…


Hard Truth – Harassment

Kevin Spacey was recently accused of sexual harassment by an actor who was 14 at the time he says Spacey tried to take advantage of him.  With that accusation the list of people who have…