Autumn

Autumn

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Just a Ramble

It's been a long and very hot day. I arrived home late and lazy so whipped out a quick dinner of sauteed porkchops, steamed fresh broccoli in stock with butter, and made simple, but tasty, stovetop stuffing from, all things, a box. 

She cleaned her plate.

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You remember those survival packs from last week? I've given away three. You should have seen their smiles.

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During the day, in between work, there are several blogs I visit daily. Here are a few I highly recommend.

If for some reason you've missed the return of my old friend, Harry, please amble over and say hello. If there was ever a man to take the mantle of esteemed master survivalist, it's Harry. His blog, Self Sufficient Mountain Living, should be required reading for all novice survivalist. I've personally known Harry for many years and trust me when I say he lives the life. If I ever need a foxhole companion, or a man to watch my six, I'll take Harry.

Then there's my friend, PioneerPreppy. His owns a farm filled with all things good and wonderful. He's witty, intelligent, and makes, I understand, the finest honey in the Midwest. He lives the agrarian lifestyle. He's such a nice guy he even allowed me to steal the following picture. Trust me, one visit and he'll become your new daily read.





Then there's, Jess. His sharp wit and dry sense of humor make for a fine read. While you're there take a close look at his fiction. Jess is good people.

If you live within the gun culture, have a deep appreciation of the Second Amendment, and a love of God and country then you need to bookmark my friend, Rev. Paul. Reverend Paul is my adopted spiritual guide. He writes wonderful prose of his home state of Alaska, his family, and of course, firearms. I believe him, special. Please, ride over and give him your attention and don't miss his Sunday morning notes or his fine header pictures. Never know, you might miss a sighting of a Moose in his yard.

This list wouldn't be complete without mention of one of my very best friends. This man is grumpy, loveable, wise, and far more intelligent than your average bear. He slurps down my coffee, is a fine engineer, rides a Harley, collects fine old firearms, and is a veteran of Desert Storm. His name is, Duke. We're personal friends and shooting partners so I can write anything about him and he'll agree because I've seen him climb from a sleeping bag and he knows I have pictures. (If you're interested send ten dollars cash or silver per copy.)

My only complaint with Duke is he doesn't write and post frequently enough for his fans. Please, check him out. 

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I'll see you tomorrow. Happy reading.

Stephen






21 comments:

  1. Fine gentleman and I follow them on a regular basis as I do with you.

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    1. Thank you, Rob. You're a fine gentleman too.

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  2. I appreciate the kind thoughts. Sometimes I think I have been doing this too long, then I read your blog, and some of the others you mentioned, and it perks me up.

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    1. Harry, whenever I visit and read your blog I leave with a smile. Thanks, my friend.

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  3. Why thank you, Stephen. I'll try to live up to that high praise. :)

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    1. Which shouldn't be hard for you...thanks, my good friend.

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  4. I'm just wild about Harry in the most platonic and politest way.

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    1. He is kinda cute, isn't it. Thanks, Linda.

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  5. WOW thanks for the great mention Sir. We will see how many read daily after I do another I hate Feminist post though :)

    You're the best!!!

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    1. Thanks, PP, but I just stated facts. You are most welcome.

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  6. Stephen,

    Their all great people, and blogs.
    Watch out for Pioneer Preppy, he steals fish!!!

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  7. You surround yourself with the cream of the crop, then lil' old bottom of the barrel me, keeps coming around and bugging you.

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    1. Well, I disagree. People should be standing in line to kiss your feet, and I don't mean in that perverted, late night movie sort of way...unless that's what you like....I don't want to know.

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    2. Joy, you are far from the bottom of the barrel. I appreciate your visits and hope for more. One of these days soon I shall sit and list all the wonderful ladies in my life....never fear.

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  8. Thanks Stephen, for the link and kind words.

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    1. You're more than welcome, Jess. Now, take a nap.

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  9. yes - those are some pretty fine gentlemen! and there is much to learn from each of them, which is always a good thing in my book! nice post, Stephen!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  10. Thanks for the plug, I've been out of town for a few days.

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    1. Dear Duke - when you get yer butt back in town we all expect a post. oh no, what i really mean is, thank you, buddy, for being the Duke and all. bahahahahah! love you, buddy!

      your friend,
      kymber

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    2. You're welcome, Duke 'ole buddy mine...

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