Category Archives: True Stories

When you gotta go, you gotta go

I talked with my mom for a few minutes tonight for the first time in quite a while. Neither of us have ever felt the need to stay in constant contact, except for when I was in the army when … Continue reading

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I’ve been that fucked up before

My favorite caption when I post a picture of a drunk is “I’ve been that fucked up before” and folks, I ain’t lying. I was a heavy drinker when I was a youngster and I’ve done some seriously off the … Continue reading

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Life’s mysteries and shit

Several times in the past month, I’ve walked out to my truck and discovered weird mud splatters on the passenger side. Not wheel spray, although there’s plenty of that, but almost like somebody’s thrown a handful of mud at it. … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect, right?

I used to practice my coyote calling in the truck. I got some weird looks rolling through town, but fuck ’em. An added benefit was stop lights. If I timed it right, I’d be the first one at the starting … Continue reading

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“Look children, a pheasant!”

I was sitting up against a building in the ghost town of Bodie about 20 years ago when a sage hen came around the corner pecking away and a woman says to her 3 kids, “Look children, a pheasant!” Now … Continue reading

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It’s true, I’m a real catch

I got a proposal of marriage (kinda sorta) the other day. I was in the Walmart parking lot behind a little old lady that stood about 4 feet nothing and she’s just creeping along towards her little SUV which was … Continue reading

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Jack don’t like Copenhagen

I was getting a chew and he saw something that looked like it might be going in my mouth so he jumped up with his paws on the arm of my chair and stuck his nose down in the can. … Continue reading

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Shades of Crazy Charlie Lafitte

In case you’ve missed the exploits of Crazy Charlie Lafitte you can catch Part One HERE and Part Two with the pigeon kicking HERE. Enjoy.

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Chemical warfare

Back when I was loading trucks I used to look for this shit in pallets. I’d snatch a can out and wait until lunch, then I’d go back to the dock about halfway through my break. I’d grab that can … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood of the 41

I had some errands to run today and stopped off at the post office, holding the door open for a very nicely dressed gentleman about 40 years old as I was leaving. When he walked to his truck I noticed … Continue reading

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It seems like damned near every relationship I’ve been in, the woman felt like I could be improved on. I never could understand that shit – you got together because you like each other, but after you get together you … Continue reading

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Y’all have heard me talk my Grandpa Bud before. He was my mother’s stepdad, her real dad dying in 1949 (I think) at a TB sanitarium in Oakland. My grandma Audrey married Bud a few years later. They met when … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

“I woke last night to the sound of thunder, How far off I sat and wondered…” We’ve been getting hit with some pretty damned strong thunderstorms the past 4 days, downpours of an inch in just a few minutes and … Continue reading

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A Kid’s Life by wes

A Kids Life Over on the Wild Side Too many kids today, with their face stuck in a smartphone, don’t know what they are missing out on. Being a kid in the far back country, exploring places so remote you … Continue reading

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The Great Fire of 2018 – Wirecutter Edition

A bit of a backstory first: Last year I put in a garden in the same place the previous homeowner did, figuring the ground would be easy to till and would be nice and soft. Well, it wasn’t. The soil … Continue reading

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Fun and Games – by Wes

Fun and Games What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger The truth is childhood was comprised of a lot of hard, sometimes brutal, work but it wasn’t all work, there was fun in there too. A byproduct of moving all … Continue reading

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Green Grass Shower

Submitted by Wes Green Grass Shower And Other Things Animal Can, cans and more cans. We had quite the assembly line going, well actually it was a dis-assembly line. There must have been a thousand tin cans in the pile … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly – by Wes

The Good The mare has been down for about forty minutes. We’ve been expecting this, just not today. A shudder goes through her and you can tell she is straining. There’s a young girl in the stall with us and … Continue reading

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Raising Wirecutter

I was a handful when I was a kid, I’ll admit that in a heartbeat. Hell, I admitted it back then. I was proud of that shit. Over the years I’ve tried to figure just what it was or wasn’t … Continue reading

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