Am I still thankful?

Am I still thankful? Before I can answer this question, I must ask another: was I ever thankful? Well, yes. I think I was thankful. Not because my mother insisted I tell the table why I am thankful expecting me to answer with the usual colloquialisms such as “I am thankful for family and friends.” …

Lessons unlearned.

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, Calamity Jane fired the closing shot of the Great War. The war to end all wars, they called it. [1][2] “I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast …

Mourning thoughts.

05:17AM 04 NOV 2018 This morning I woke in darkness to the sound of a light rain on the metal roof of this half-built cabin. It was a little chilly inside but not too chilly for November. The dial thermometer which hung on the inside wall read 62F. I slept hard through the night and …

An article from The Price of Liberty: Still not my problem

By MamaLiberty Still not my problem [excerpt] For some reason, the privileged one believes he/she should be able to dictate how others speak or act, yet totally rejects any limitations on their own behavior. How does that work? If mere words are seriously harmful, why doesn’t that work both ways? I never have, and never …

An article from Zero Gov: The high altitude graveyard.

By Bill Buppert The High Altitude Graveyard Of Imperial Hubris [excerpt] I suspect that mountain folk have a naturally libertarian predisposition and a constant suspicion of the state in their blood due not only to region but martial aptitude in taking care of their own and seeing no profit in shoving their neighbors about for …

Shadow banned? I guess I’m doing something right.

I made an interesting observation this week: the AAL FIREARMS homepage isn’t listed in Google’s search results. In fact, it has never listed on Google for the year this website has been active. At first, I assumed it was because Google had not yet indexed the site. However, after building the site to a decent …

The farmer-less market.

There has been a summer-time farmer’s market in Philipsburg for about three-years. It’s a little market situated at one of the only vacant grass lots in the four-block “downtown”, except there is a problem. This particular farmer’s market doesn’t have any farmers… Since the goal is for our land to make us money rather than …

Kashmir and Ladakh, India

I had a great opportunity to travel with a group to India for two-weeks. I took quite a few pictures and kept a daily journal. The first half of our trip was near Srinagar, Kashmir. The second half of the trip we drove over NH-1, the Leh-Srinagar road, to Leh, Ladakh. I have adventured through …