Assorted Thoughts

In no particular order…

First off, thanks to Anne from Widener’s for sending me a marketing email that wasn’t just some intern or virtual assistant compiling a list of bloggers’ email addresses and then blasting something out. She actually read the blog and started off her email with a funny comment about semiblogtirement. I LOL’d. […]

It’s true because I say it is!

Presented without comment–the current CNN front page:

Don’t Be That Guy

For the past couple years, I’ve taught a self defense class at a summer camp at a local university. It’s one of those academic camps that could be considered “summer school for smart kids.”

As I was getting ready for class last week, one of the other instructors (I believe he was teaching iPhone photography) […]

Sign that we’re winning.

A few days back, I met up with some friends at the range. Fun was had by all. His girlfriend was taking the second half of her carry class (the range session), and we decided to hang around until she finished and get some dinner.

We decided to hit an Italian place in the Vandy […]


During a serious discussion with my wife about guns (she’s not anti, but she’s not one of us), she made the comment that she thought it was funny that the Black Lives Matter folks tend to also be the ones currently screaming for us to ban guns. After all, they don’t trust the police, because […]

That moment I went from “no way am I voting for that guy” to “well, maybe…”

Was right after reading this. Sebastian is absolutely right when he says “American gun owners are sick to death of having this shit pinned on us, and we’re not going to take it anymore.”

Good job, media.

Overheard at NRAAM

*I show off one of my latest knife purchase* “Damn, Oddball. How many knives do you need?” “How many magazine do you need?” “… good answer.”

An example of an excellent student

After my post about the instructor I will not trust proved to be popular, I figured I’d document a student that we should all attempt to imitate.

If you don’t know, I’ve been studying Tae Kwon Do (among other arts) for a number of years, and I’m now one of the instructors at my studio. […]

How to make me never take your training class

A little while ago, I found out that a friend of a friend was a pistol instructor*, and he offered to give me the handbook he uses in class to see if I’d like to train with him some time. I read through it, and, well, I wasn’t impressed. Nothing in it professed anything I […]

Good things to know

Just need to say that if you’re in the need for a well built and good looking custom holster, or need a gun shop in the Oak Ridge, TN area, I’d recommend Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks. Not only does he have good prices (his baseline custom holsters are about what you’d pay for baseline mass […]