Saturday, January 1, 2011

What The New Year Holds

Last evening we had a number of friends gather here at HomePlace for fireworks in a safe and controlled area. It's best for all involved.

I loved fireworks as a kid. Let us just say the 'Adventures of a Mis-spent Youth' made me uneasy around amateurs with explosives. Out here the kids are able to set off the little stuff in a controlled area under watchful eyes. No one got hurt and there were no fires. Later in the night our son Matt and a couple of his friends put on a better display of aerial fireworks than most small towns in the area can offer.

Later that night Helene and I had our 'Black Eyed Peas' (it's a Southern thing) and turned in around 01:00 AM. Before turning in I reviewed this blog for the last year. I don't complain, things didn't go exactly to plan but lots of folks had a really bad year. Having said that, there is room for improvement.

I gave up on New Years Resolutions some years ago, but I think it's time to try for three.

1. In the past I had tried to say I was going to shoot every day. That isn't practical when one travels, which I am hoping to do this year. So I will settle for shooting every day I am home. I won't bore you folks with all the details, but will mention the high points.

2. I am losing a lot of time looking for things. I need to get both my library and props and wardrobe organized in the next couple of months.

3. I will write every day. I have been neglecting my writing, not just here. I have not submitted an article to a magazine all last year. Thre is no excuse for that and an article will be submitted for publication before the end of January.

So, wish me luck. I'll tell you how it goes.


  1. Loved the fireworks, but wrapped in a blanket near two fires in barrels I was still cold.

    You forgot the ritual slaughter of the broken toilet via black powder weapons during one of the fireworks itermissions!

    Loved your resolutions. I need to do some of the same.

    Happy New Years!

  2. I had intended to lead off with a post about shooting Black Powder Firearms at night. If 'someone' ever E-mails me the photos I will make the post then, it's a visiual.