Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What Is It That You Want? And A Quick Thought On Customer Service In The Social Media Age.

Lately I have changed a behavior of mine. I am a news and talk radio junkie. I love listening to talk radio on my way to and from work. Twenty years ago I was introduced to the weird world of Art Bell's Coast to Coast AM. That show was my audio companion during the overnight security shift that worked at the time. More recently I have been introduced to Clyde Lewis's Ground Zero program. His analysis, to me, has always been entertaining.

So where does this fit with the title question? By and large I have stopped listening to the radio on my drive into work. I have replaced it with two podcasts that force my thoughts to that question and what may help give answers to that question.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

One Year Ago Today.

One year today is when we left our home of 6+ years in west Texas to start over in Arizona. Never did we expect that not even one hour into our move would our lives take such a serious turn. There are moments even now that the whole scene replays in my mind.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Loss. Other Thoughts.

Yesterday we received news that a very close family friend passed after a fight with brain cancer. He will be missed.


Quite a week politically and in the news cycles. However, I always try to dig deeper and find the stories we are being distracted from. There are some doozies out there.


Shot Show is coming up. There are some interesting products being introduced already.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Restart, Refocus, and Reengage.

4 Goals this year:
1. Be Grateful.
2. Be Fit.
3. Get Published.
4. Fix My Trajectory. (Multiple ideas-one theme)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

AR Pistol Concepts.

An AR-15 General Purpose Pistol concept.
It utilizes a 12.5" barrel on a pistol lower.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about AR Pistol possibilities. I have been using the online Gunstruction app to develop these ideas visually. Generally the idea is the same, using four different calibers: .22lr, 5.56 NATO, .308 WIN, and 9mm. The way I see it, the biggest advantage of an AR pistol over a SBR (short barreled rifle) is the ability to transport it anywhere as a pistol without the necessary transport paperwork that a SBR would require.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Early Merry Christmas.

This Christmas season has been memorable for our immediate and extended family. Not all of it good. Yet, we will seek to find the good and right in all of our circumstances. While we cannot gather with all of our family, at least my wife and I's oldest son is here to celebrate the holiday with us. We are grateful for that.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Overheard in a Hospital.

I love listening to other people's conversations. I figure if they are talking loud enough to be heard clearly, then they are are not desiring privacy.

Very recently, my son was having an outpatient procedure done at one of the hospitals in our town. The conversation I overheard was fascinating. Two couples, one of whom had a family member also having a surgery done, were talking business dealings and the market. Both couples were wealthy for the area. This was obvious by their clothes, watches, shoes, and their demeanor. Especially their demeanor. There was a casual crassness that indicated how bored they are with their lives.