AGAINST MONSTERS

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The atrocity at the Connecticut elementary school will not be the last such horror, nor was it the first or even the worst.  Go back to the year 1764, in what is now Franklin...

FERGUSON: PART I

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Why did I title this “Ferguson, Part I”? Because we all KNOW there’s going to be more than “one part” to whatever happens when the Grand Jury announces their determination of the facts based on...

FERGUSON PART III: THE FIRE THIS TIME

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“No good ever came of mass emotion. The audience that’s easily moved to tears is as easily moved to sadistic dementia.”  -- P.J. O’Rourke   We’d have to be hermits not to know what happened in...

USE DEDICATED BATTERIES IN YOUR HIGH-TECH ILLUMINATION TOOLS!

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Readers of this particular blog at the Backwoods Home magazine site seem to break down largely into two categories: seriously interested “gun people,” and the now-and-future rural dwellers who understand that firearms and related...

THREE WEEKS LATER…

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Three weeks ago today, on Sunday June 8, I was in the fourth day of a MAG-40 class in Kankakee, Illinois. Among other topics of the day, I warned the students that one of...