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My Katrina

Prickly Pear in bloom. McMullen County, South Texas. April 2017

When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama answered –

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

A few weeks back I saw some reference to Hurricane Katrina which

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More Self Sufficient

You ever question if there is a method to my madness? A long term plan in place perhaps?  Sure there is!  But if I told you I would have to kill you … and all that stuff.

Stock set up -one deep cycle RV/Marine battery

I am under no illusion that the NO Princess Palace is anything special as far as recreational vehicles go.  I would take the Old Girl back in a New York minute were that possible.  Once I got acclimated to this Pucker Brush lifestyle and understood how the cow eat the cabbage down here in South Texas, 

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Self Sufficiency

Headgear – M14/M1A for those bowling-ly inquisitive

For a half done February, it is nice here in South Texas.  The mesquites and assorted puckerbrush flora are showing tinges of green.  The routine of late is a morning and evening walk followed by an hour or better of sittin’ out.  Maybe coffee, maybe not.   Vela Von chases the rubber ball incessantly.  Dogs don’t ask for much.

The kitchen is in large disarray from a rush batch of Swamp Chili before we went outside.  Cold front and rain on tap for tomorrow so it seemed like the thing to do.

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One thing about this

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What's Old Is New Again

Last weekend, April 18th and 19th, was spent down south of Bryan/ College Station at a shooting range.  I participated in a Project Appleseed event.

Practicing for Appleseed

Project Appleseed is an apolitical rifle marksmanship training program that focuses on teaching traditional rifle marksmanship from standing, sitting/kneeling, and prone positions over a two day weekend shooting clinic for what is termed an “Appleseed”. It is one of the major activities of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that teaches and promotes traditional rifle marksmanship, while also teaching American heritage and history with the intent of encouraging people

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