Category Archives: Wirecutter


The closer it gets to cooler weather the more I get to thinking about that big ass log laying down at the end of the property. Some of you may remember the day that damned old hickory getting blown over … Continue reading

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So I got me a new friend

His name is Wayne. Since we’ve moved in the property just to the north of us has been vacant. It’s an acre lot, maybe an acre and a half, and the only structure on it is an old metal barn … Continue reading

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The Field

I wasn’t much of a garrison troop when I was in the army but I loved being out in the field. It’s a good thing too because we spent damned near the whole winter in the field, coming in for … Continue reading

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Garrison Duty

It was a challenge keeping us busy when my company was in garrison for the summer. I mean, let’s face it, when your primary mission is to communicate in bad weather, good weather ain’t doing it a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Pet peeves

Pet peeves – I’ve got tons of them and the list gets longer the older I get. Most of them I can just bite my tongue and deal with it, others just flat out piss me off. Here’s my list … Continue reading

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I knew this ol’ boy named Ralph when I was in the army. It seems like I had met Ralph a few years earlier and while he kinda sorta recalls the circumstances, he never copped to actually meeting me. Me … Continue reading

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Right in the middle of saying Grace…

On the back porch saying Grace: “Lord, we ask that you bless this food, our family and our friends and… why, there’s that damned chicken right there!… thank you for letting us witness your power today. Gotta run, in your … Continue reading

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Well, shit.

Lost another chicken today – I went to change the water and clean the bowl and the white one made a break for it. I chased it around and then the li’l bitch took off and flew into the treeline. … Continue reading

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Fuck. Yes.

8/16/17 41 magnum @ 10 yards, 18 rounds 220 gr SP 20 grains H110, CCI Large Magnum Pistol Primer

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Wirecutter – The Early Years

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Tower school

When I went into the army back in ’78, I had a couple of motives – I wanted to learn a trade and I wanted to get the fuck out of California. I had been there about 6 months and … Continue reading

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Man, Lisa’s wanting to have a yard sale this weekend to get rid of some of the stuff we’ve she’d accumulated so I was out in the woodshed hauling stuff out of there and loading onto the trailer. Now that … Continue reading

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Shorter of Breath And One Step Closer To Death

Happy Birfday to me, Happy Birfday to me….. Yup, it’s the big day. I never was much on birthdays, even when I was a kid. There’s only a couple that I can remember right off hand. I remember my 10th … Continue reading

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The Chow Hall

Army chow. I’ve seen good and I’ve seen bad. By far the worst I ever saw was is Basic Training. Not just the food but the entire dining experience, there’s no ambiance at all. They run your ass over there, … Continue reading

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Loading and lounging

It’s only been in the mid 70s here for the past few days and I’ve been taking advantage of that and the fact we’ve been grandkidless for a few days by doing a little midday reloading. My reloading setup is … Continue reading

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When I was in the army, we didn’t get to pick our roommates. You roomed with whoever you were assigned regardless of racecreedorcolorblahblahblah and you were expected to get along. For the most part we all did. There was a … Continue reading

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One Year

Today marks the one year anniversary of us moving into our lovely home here in Macon County, Tennessee. A year already. Damn. Any regrets? Not a one.

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24% of Americans are dead broke

About 1 in 4 (Americans) literally have no emergency savings. A survey released Tuesday by found that 24% don’t have even a single dollar saved for an emergency. And that’s just one of many surveys showing how little we … Continue reading

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Old Friends

I finally got around to getting in touch with one of my best buds in the army this week. We had reconnected once about 10 years back but I was just beginning a divorce at the time with my ex … Continue reading

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Wash up after petting your chickens

America’s love affair with backyard chickens is a tad too intimate, and it’s making some of us sick. Just this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, eight separate salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with pet poultry have … Continue reading

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