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"

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ain't It just Amazing ???

The most amazing coincidence happened last night! It just blew my mind right out the back door. We had picked up a suspect that we had been looking for since early February. He had 2 felony and 2 misdemeanor indictments from Appalachia, 2 felony indictments from the county, and one felony indictment from the state. Of course all the way to the magistrate's office he kept wanting to know what he had done. He hadn't even been in those places much less done what he was charged with...it must have been some other dude who was using his name.

Anyway...when we got to the magistrate's office there was a heated debate going on between a county deputy and his prisoner. Can you believe it...he didn't do it either. It was that same other dude who was using his name too.

I mean just think about it...what are the odds that you will have two innocent suspects under arrest at the same time in the same place and both were in their predicament because of the very same other dude?

Ain't it just amazing?

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Week on the Beach

Katherine, my son Brandon, and his wife Misty on Topsail Island Beach in North Carolina.

We just returned from a week on the beach in North Carolina. Lots of sun and sand. I did some metal detecting and found a few things although it's not a really good beach to detect on (not enough people to loose things).

The piece of driftwood has what appears to be a .22 caliber slug embedded in it. The $10 bill was stuffed inside an empty cigarette pack and the man's ring was beside the cigarette pack.

Kathy specialized in looking for sea glass .

I brought home about 2 gallons of assorted sea shells to make displays and wind chimes with.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Saw this full rainbow yesterday. Haven't seen a full one for some time now. The colors were much brighter than my little camera could capture.


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