I lived in the time of before. In a time before we were harassed by a myriad of laws designed to protect us from ourselves. In a little rural town along the Saskatchewan, we dwelled. When we were young we fished, we hunted and hiked. We worked. We were never bored. What did it … Continue reading Before
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASEinYJPd78 Buzzard slipped past me in the thick scrub poplar and turned south back towards a deep ravine above the Pine River. It was mid morning and we'd been wandering in a zig zag pattern for hours, bugling as we went, listening carefully and hoping to kick up a bull in the jungle of aspen that had … Continue reading Impetuous
This will be a short post. It is a thought for discussion. There are times when I feel and sense in others a growing dissatisfaction with the way things are. The people I can feel it coming from the most are usually those closest to me. My kids for example. My son has been an … Continue reading Quality or Quantity?
I hunted out the rest of the safari with another hunter, Sten. Born in Sweden 67 years earlier, he had for his life's resume one much more audacious and far-flung than the progressively drearier regimentation of this century seemed to allow: officer in the neutral Swedish Army during World War II; gaucho in South America; merchant … Continue reading “Out” of Time
Is this mic on?? An important message for the far left... An Aussie brother in the outback practicing with his SMLE By Francis Marion “The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men … Continue reading Reality “Check, Check, Check….”
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. - P.J. O'Rourke My fifteen-year-old son came to me a few days back and told me he and his buddies were making plans for … Continue reading The Things Men Do
By Francis Marion A period of twenty years without white men in the world’s parliaments and voting booths will allow legislation to be passed which could see the world’s wealth far more equitably shared. The violence of white male wealth and income inequality will be a thing of the past. Shelly Garland – Huff Post … Continue reading Should White Progressive/Liberal Women be Disenfranchised?? – Updated!
By Francis Marion – April 9th, 2017 “Time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz Yesterday was the first day of spring training for me. I run all year, but only in the flats throughout the winter. December through March the hills are kind of treacherous. They are covered in a combination of … Continue reading From Grass to Meat to Grass
By Francis Marion Click here for Part I In soft regions are born soft men. – Herodotus Herodotus tells us that as the first Persian empire swept westward that the nations and tribes they encountered were met with an offer of “Earth & Water”. I can imagine the response of the first Greek peoples to meet … Continue reading Earth & Water Part II – Men of Stone
By Francis Marion All of my heroes have feet of clay. – Hardscrabble Farmer I don’t recall exactly which thread the above quote originated from but it has been stuck in the back of my mind for months. Like a mosquito on a hot summer night, while you’re trying to sleep, it hums in my … Continue reading Earth & Water Part I – Feet of Clay