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The hound is home

I wanted to give everyone an update on Tripp, my daughter’s adorably dumb and incredibly sweet pit bull that had a quartet of seizures the other night and morning. Quite a few of you donated money to defray the costs his care and treatment, so you have a vested interest in his recovery. We picked […]

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Some days you just can’t win

My daughter’s 2-year-old pit mix that we rescued from a shelter when he was just a few months old went into a series of violent seizures last night at 10:30, 2:30, and 4:30. After the last one I took him to the best veterinary hospital in our area. I told my daughter that her baby […]

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Unintended Consequences

Back in January, a reader sent me a copy of Unintended Consequences by novelist and expert shooter John Ross. When I say “expert shooter,” I feel compelled to note Ross shoots at least 20,000 rounds a year in calibers starting with 4s and 5s in both rifles and pistols. He’s enough of an expert that […]

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Limited posting until further notice

I’ve tried to keep this blog compartmentalized. Apart from the occasional anecdote or relevant items from my volunteering at Appleseed or the garden I’m trying to grow, I don’t talk much about about my life, and that’s by design. I’m making an exception today to explain why my posting here will necessarily stop or at […]

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Sunday morning garden blogging

It hasn’t felt much like Spring in central North Carolina this week. It’s been unseasonably cool and overcast, which has been decent weather the get some work done, but not so good to see much actual plant growth. Well, there is the exception of this little guy. My wife had read that after using up […]

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