A contrarian view on eagle conservation

I had published this on Jameson Parker’s blog in response to a question and it occurred that it would make an interesting little essay. But some have misunderstood it, so let me give you my conclusions before my reasoning: I don’t think (Golden) eagles are in any way endangered, but I support protection for them. …

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Nepal Earthquake connection

The disaster in Nepal has taken a personal turn. Jean Louis and Catherine Lassez, long time  “semi- native” residents of the old Muleshoe Ranch fifteen miles out of Magdalena, Asia hands, Christmas hosts, originator of the barbecue for the Old Timer’s fiesta queen; artists, art collectors, keepers of as many dogs as us; above all …

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Rueful truth

Reid attended Tom McGuane’s signing for his new book of short stories, Crow Fair, at the Tattered Cover,  where they talked of Helen’s meteoric rise, gun nuts, and the blog– I was pleased to know he sometimes checks in. He was kind enough to send down an inscribed copy via Reid– thanks to both. I …

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                                               Constant commenter Lucas Machais wondered if the cover photo on the new ed of Querencia– the- book, seen below with my other  new covers, was “generic”. I am afraid I got more indignant than I should have. We pay attention to the particular here, not the general. I answered that the cover photo “… …

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If you don’t want your overseas package to look like this when you receive it… You probably shouldn’t order bootjacks that look like this all the way from France! Photos courtesy of Gil Stacy.


From the  Cornell Gun Catalog Reprint site: “”A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again…”