Living in 2A

Today, DJT will become the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan in 1983 to address the NRA’s annual convention. In honor of flashback Friday, I’m reblogging the post I wrote after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Jeff

The Other Stuff

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If I can convince just one person… I’ve achieved nothing at all.

I have a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

I have a dragonfly sized drone capable of delivering a fatal dose of poison.

I have a tactical nuclear weapon stored in large suitcase in my garage.

Don’t infringe on my rights! I need to protect myself from my tyrannical government. 

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That’s all there is. The whole thing. Fairly disappointing. Purposely vague to ensure centuries of squabbling and in-fighting.

I’m confident this is one of the most analyzed texts in our Constitution. Parsed and interpreted by some of the smartest people in history. Why should…

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I’m not a flag-waving patriot. I don’t drink Budweiser. When I recite the Pledge of Allegiance, I edit it to more closely match my beliefs. I don’t even watch football. For a fifty-something guy born and bred in America, I don’t seem very American. On July 3, Susan and I walked out for coffee. This … Continue reading Butts

Ring Dings

It was a sandwich rotation. Listed in order of preference: 1)  Cream cheese with grape jelly 2)  Tuna 3)  Bologna and cheese 4)  Peanut butter with orange marmalade 5)  Underwood Deviled Ham 1968:  I was in first grade. Just beginning my long career as a lunch packer, a brown bagger—except I had a Peanuts lunchbox. … Continue reading Ring Dings

Fat Jesus

“Thanks for that image, Jeff. All afternoon I’ve been envisioning a Buddha jiggling and bouncing down a wooded trail.” This is a comment I got on a recent blog post about trail running. In this post, I included the popular Buddhist quote ‘Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.’ This response surprised me. First off, I … Continue reading Fat Jesus


Christ, I feel like shit. My teeth hurt. They feel rattled, loose. Like I've been punched in the jaw – more than once. I'm grinding so hard, my tooth-alignment is actually changing. My bite is crooked. My head aches; My neck is stiff; I'm so agitated, it's hard to take a deep breath. A few … Continue reading Dry