Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My good friend, Duke will be off the air for a few days. He has a family emergency, a very bad one, for which I'll let Duke explain...but trust me, it'll make you grit you teeth in anger. It's bad folks.

He called me a few minutes ago and I'm still pissed.

Say a prayer, and please, arm yourselves before you answer a knock at your door.



  1. Holy Spirit, our light, our love, and our strength; Be with us now and always.
    In all our doubts, anxieties and trials; Come Holy Spirit
    In hours of loneliness, weariness and grief; Come Holy Spirit
    In failure, in loss and in disappointment; Come Holy Spirit
    When others fail us, when we fail ourselves; Come Holy Spirit
    When we are ill, unable to work or depressed; Come Holy Spirit
    Now and forever, be with us always; Come Holy Spirit

  2. I do that already, but thanks for the reminder.

  3. Sending lots of love and prayers.

  4. mmasse, on behave of my friend, and myself, thank you..

    Matt, I know, and you are welcome.

    Lila, sweet lady, thank you.

  5. Praying, too.

    I learned my lesson about being armed in my home. (Not gonna share that though.)

    I hope we all learn from this.

  6. Duke will be in my thoughts.. I hope everything works out okay.

  7. Been there, done that, now I carry!
    Praying as requested!

  8. He'll be in my prayers tonight.
    And the first year I lived with my wife-to-be, she thought that my being armed on Halloween night as I gave out the candy was "funny".
    Then she read of a home invasion based on the pretense of "Trick-or-Treat".
    Now she never questions my pistol at my side in the house.

  9. Where do i find out what happened to Duke? I checked his blog but nadda. I'll pray for him anyway.

  10. Corey, you probably won't find out for awhile. If you read between the lines on Stephen's post, it's not hard to guess, that there might possibly be legal issues involved.

    I certainly don't know that for a fact and know only what is in Stephen's post.

  11. To all our good friends, I thank for your prayers on behalf of Duke...he, is fine.

    Corey, since you asked it's not my place to tell his families story, he asked me to only make notice of his absence. It's his story to tell. Even I haven't had a chance to see the news story. It's been on the local news all day. I'm sorry.

  12. mmasse - thanks for the beautiful prayer for Duke. we will be praying with all of you for Duke and his family.

    Duke - whatever it is - we are feeling your pain. and are mad as hell with you!

    thank you for sharing this Stephen. let us know when you learn anything new. Duke is a dear friend as are you!

    your friend,

  13. send duke all my best wishes and prayers - for both him and his family.


  14. kymber, jambaloney, mmasse, matt, north, Rev. Paul,
    Corey, Mudbug, Tincan, drjim, MammaBear, Kneads, Flyer389, and last but not least, Lila...thank you each for the concern shown and prayers sent to my good friend.
    You are all very good friends...
    If perchance I've missed someone, thank you too.

  15. PISSED, I missed you earlier, thank you...

    Old NFO, thank you sir.

  16. Any friend of yours Stephen deserves my prayers and best wishes. I admit I am very interested to find out what happened as well. Duke's blog was very interesting and I just discovered it the other day. I hope everything turns out well for him and his.

  17. OMG! This is horrible. I am speechless about it right now. They are in our prayers and we are here if they need anything.

  18. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

  19. PioneerPreppy, on behalf of Duke, thank you for the prayers...

    JUGM, Isn't it though. I'll let him know, thanks, Sweet Lady.

    John, thank you, I'm sure he appreciates it.

  20. I'll be thinking about him and hoping all is as well as it can be. :(

  21. In My Prayers..