I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Deer hunter's dream

Deer hunter's reality

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Rock Mystery

While hunting in Albemarle county last weekend, I ran into a minor mystery. Throughout the whole wooded area (around 1000 acres) we were hunting in we kept finding rocks that had been turned over. Now I know that bears like to turn over and pull apart logs for the grubs that are in them but I have never read about them doing it to rocks. There was only one other hunter on the farm and he was in another area. It was a random pattern and I couldn't see where anything had been disturbed other than the rock itself. Most of the rocks were of such a size as to rule out all animals except man and bears. I'll be going back to hunt again in early November during the muzzle loading season and maybe I can "dig" up an answer for this mystery.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Computer still not back to 100%

Some of my lost programs I didn't even miss till I needed them to work on something. What I really miss the most though is some of the music I had on the hard drive but don't have a disk for. I could go online on some of those peer to peer sharing thangies but that's where I got a lot of my bugs from originally. Anyway...

I went back to Eric and Heather's again to bow hunt this last weekend. We both missed one and saw several more.

Eric this afternoon leaving his tree stand.

Looking down from the woods at the mansion. For those who didn't catch the first story on this...the mansion and 2600 acres were a gift to someone who has so much money that it's their SPARE mansion and they only use it when they go to Charlottesville to watch the UVA ballgame.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006


My hard drive crashed and I've had to reinstall. I lost everything. I'm slowly getting back up. Will start posting again soon.


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