Monthly Archives: January 2011

My House

My house was built in 1964. Unlike the home portrayed, it is a small structure with a third of an acre of land, a pond I put it, a free-standing two-car garage and a crumbling concrete driveway. Its first owner … Continue reading

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Take a Powder

My friend Elouise, a wonderful writer, recently sent me this email.  “I have to tell you that I find your ideas on gun control right on. “T.C. (husband) and I have guns–long guns, and hand guns–because we find them interesting … Continue reading

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Take a Powder

My friend Elouise, a wonderful writer and teller of tales, recently sent me this email. “I have to tell you that I find your ideas on gun control right on. “T.C. (husband) and I have guns–long guns, and hand guns–because … Continue reading

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Guns. Again. Part II

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Guns. Again.

“What happened in Tucson was not a failure of gun control laws. This was a failure of the mental-health system.”   Remember these words. They were spoken by Lawrence Kearn, the general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, during … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY SHUT UP!!! NOW!!!

I mean it! Newt and Beck and Palin and the sheriff, all the pundits and reporters and talking heads, Limbaugh, Stern, all of you, just zip it. This isn’t about one crazy guy in the hinterland; it’s about guns, pure … Continue reading

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The Future, You Say?

Most people are capable of time travel. In fact, most people are incapable of not traveling time. I’m not referring to getting older, which is a voyage through time and space, but of repeating our actions in such a habitual … Continue reading

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