Thursday, July 3, 2014


As the 4th approaches we are confronted with a constant barrage of articles in the papers and stories on TV telling everyone that fireworks, except in some cases 'safe and sane' fireworks, are illegal. Sure.
1. These articles/stories influence people to not buy and 'set-off' fireworks. Check.

It is against the law for persons to text while driving. Sure. Everyday when I drive around town and to and from work, I always see at least one and usually two or three persons who are sending texts while driving.
1. The law making it illegal to text while driving is effective. Check.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Hunting Sasquatch We Shall Go, A Hunting Sasquatch We Shall Go...

Well I went late season archery hunting for a Sasquatch on Saturday the 14th. It is difficult enough to find and harvest a Sasquatch during the regular season, but during late season archery, it is exponentially more difficult.  Not one Sasquatch was seen; not even a track.  However, NO WORRIES--the mountains depicted on the Coors beer can, that we brought in case of an 'emergency' requiring the intake of fluids, were 'blue' and the Lady was sizzling hot. A man could not ask for more! Oh...we were able to find a nice Christmas tree that was more than the USFS required 200 foot distance from a roadway (actually it was a mile away--Ha!). After I finally got it out to the road we were able to get it loaded onto 'Stealth' (so called because it has a muffler--unlike its twin 'Betsey' which is named after Davy Crockett's flintlock rifle) set up in the living room, and decorated! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Not a Sasquatch...But Just as Rare!

    Rocky Mountain Speckled Koala Bear!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Sure Sign That Winter Is On Its Way!

This morning while hunting for a Sasquatch, I took this picture of a Tamarack turning color...As an experienced outdoorsman, I can assure you that it is an unmistakable sign that winter is on its way! Apparently tamarack is the name that was given to this tree species by the Algonquians and means "wood used for snowshoes." Yep, its meaning reveals, when a Tamarack changes color, that it is a clear sign that winter is on its way. 

It would be easier to see this Tamarack's changing color, if it wasn't covered with snow.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ah, The Great Outdoors (Backcountry)

Starr copyClick on this-- Backcountry – The Magazine for Hunters, Anglers, and Other Outdoor Enthusiasts in North Idaho.--Thenn--nnn, scroll down to page 20 and 'Whalla!!!'  you will be immediately confronted with Backcountry Magazine.  My short story, entitled “Diversions,” is at page 20. 
Question--I wonder if it is 'egotistical' of me to link to a short story that I wrote and which was published. Naw--besides, I would not give a rat's ass if it was. (Now THAT last statement could potentially be considered (by a low self esteemed crackpot venturing onto this blog cite) as  being egotistical). Ha!