Reading Minds

For most of my life I have owned dogs. For several years I even sold dogs, or rather traded pups for guns. My wife preferred cash. I preferred Ruger. But after years of doing that, I found it was much easier to care for one beast rather than two or more. When I think...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day has always symbolized more than its original purpose. It is supposed to allow us to reflect on the lives of those who died while serving in the armed forces in the United States. We would do well to both remember that and to take a moment to actually do...

Cicadas

This is the year of the Cicadas. And no, a Cicada is not a new hybrid car. It’s actually a type of flying insect that some call a locust, even though they are not related to the locust. They arrive in droves only about every 13-17 years. Right now, you can hear them...

The Tug

There’s nothing like barreling down the lake in the spring or summer at 5:00 in the morning. The cool mist will wake up anyone. But it’s not really the air that is alarming, it’s the possibility of a big bass that is ready for breakfast – buzz bait style. To see the...

A New Story

Jimmy is a very experienced and seasoned duck hunter. He’s also taken his share of deer. He, however, has never had the thrill of seeing a strutting tom walk in front of his shotgun- that is until the other day. I happened to be with him when he wrote this new...