One of those days….

Something is wrong with me today. I’m out of sorts. I’m not in a bad mood, I’m not lazy. I want to do something, I just don’t know what it is. I thought about handloading some ammo but the weather is too bad to shoot it. I thought about working on an article but, I’m just not in the mood. I’ve spent most of the morning just looking at my computer screen like I expected something magical or interesting to happen.

It hasn’t.

A friend called and told me about his Blackberry smart phone suffering a moment of stupidness that even a smart Blackberry guy could not figure out. Then we both shared a bonding moment where we verbally bashed the state DMV office for requiring us to register a canoe if you put a battery-powered trolling motor on it.

So here I am, still looking at my computer and….nothings happening.

I think I’ll look through the 2 Terabytes of photos I have cataloged and see if I can find anything cool. Here’s what I’ve found so far: If you’re looking at this, and expecting something cool to happen on your computer…you’re on the wrong site.


A spider web on a tree stand in Germany, shining in the early morning light.

My buddy David Draper at sunset during an aoudad hunt in Texas.

And my favorite: My dad frying squirrel and making gravy and biscuits for breakfast at our hunting camp.




About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to One of those days….

  1. Jim Dodd says:

    I went to lunch with some other retired cronies. 😉


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