Life versus Writing

You may know these adages. It’s what you do, not what you say. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Seek and ye shall find. Actions speak louder than words. Practice makes perfect. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. A thing begun is half done. Beggars can’t be choosers. Better to wear out […]

Gud Reitin

There are three requirements: Have a passion for the topic; Express that passion; and Keep the reader focused. The first is obvious. Writing takes time and if you don’t care about something, you won’t spend the time. Choosing the words to both convey the passion and also explain what you mean, well, that can be […]

For The Musically Inclined

This, penned by Tam. I’m sure the Irish would approve. Flintlocks and Flop-tops And Number Three Russians Black-powder Mausers From jackbooted Prussians, Shiny Smith PC’s from limited runs These are a few of my favorite guns. Socketed bay’nets On Zulu War rifles, Engraved, iv’ried Lugers That make quite an eyefull Mosin tomato stakes sold by […]

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner in the “most obscure spam” competition. Congratulations, Holly! Unfortunately, your email address and web link were accidentally obscured by one of the judges. So sorry.


When young, we discover the world as it is. Then we provoke changes, we make changes, we guide the changes, we see the results. But the mantle passes. We witness changes not of our doing. We glide along. We watch. Finally, we stop. But the changes, they go on.

My Favorite Spam

On yesterday’s Autumnal Equinox post, I got this eloquent and grateful comment. (Apparently I saved his life!) “I would like to show thanks to this writer for rescuing me from this problem. After searching through the internet and obtaining proposals that were not powerful, I believed my entire life was gone. Living without the approaches […]