Category Archives: Step Up To The Line

Not Again

August 23, 2017 I incurred another canine incident resulting in the use of my firearm. I find this discouraging as there is nothing proud or powerful in shooting a dog. However, the sense of pride and power derived from recognizing … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship

When we participate in a process and don’t like the results, good sportsmanship says to try again. We assess our performances, identify weaknesses, work out a plan for the future that next time around might produce more favorable outcomes. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

What makes one person law abiding, the next behave illegally? What makes for a few dumb mistakes versus a life time, a life style of purposeful wrong doing? I ponder this as I watch the morning news connected with the … Continue reading

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One Year

They say it takes a year to properly grieve a loss or life changing event. In that year, every holiday, anniversary, red letter date on your calendar happens once, allowing for living through each of these events in the form … Continue reading

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I Had to Use My Gun Today

Always at the ready, I never thought I would ever have to actually use my gun. Then came the day, three weeks ago, now, when I called my friends to say, “I had to  use my gun, today.” The circumstances … Continue reading

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Don’t Bring A Knife To A Gunfight

I recently spoke with a man from England. An avid arms collector, hunter, marksman, he had served for over 15 years in what is their country’s National Guard. It is called something else in the United Kingdom, but is would … Continue reading

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