For many years I wrote articles for outdoor magazines. In the beginning they were “how-to” stories. But my real love was writing outdoor humor, which I did on the side, never attempting to submit one. Then on a whim thirty years ago I sent an humor article to one of my more faithful publishers. He personally called me and asked for more. After that I wrote nothing else. Now being retired from my regular job, not to mention chasing publishers, I decided to start a blog and post my outdoor humor articles that were published over the years. Adding to this will be a, I hope, a humorous slant on anything that might come to mind. I hope they are enjoyed.


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  1. Very good! I must report that you kept me up last night into the wee wee hours, whilst perusing through your articles here. You have some good stuff tucked away! Your writing style reminds me of one of of my literary heroes, Pat McManus. In point of fact, on several occasions I felt like I was immersed in a Mc Manus story. I can only assume he was an influence for you.

    Anyways, I admire your spunk to write purely for the joy of writing. A tip of my fishing hat to you and yours.

  2. I am honored by your response. I really am. You are so right. Patrick McMannus truly was, and to this day, is my beacon for humor writing. In fact, the highlight of my young writing career was, back in the 80’s, having one of my articles, “How Not To Launch A Boat” published next to his article,”Wiring A Trailer.” I still have that magazine. Anyway, thank you for your response. And I am flattered that you took the time to go back through my past posts. I really mean that.

    • My pleasure. I’ve found your prose quite enjoyable, and easy to read. And I like-wise appreciate your sincerity.

      Yes indeed, old Pat, I read his blog too. He turned 80 this summer, and I thought I’d wish him a happy birthday via Email. Usually famous people ignore me, but he emailed me back, and said “Thanks”. And that, as you can imagine, made my day.

      I have much reading to catch up on here with your blog. Hope you don’t me poking my head in from time to time. For I too have had a fart go wayward on me.


  3. Point well taken. I hope you do take the time to read back posts. Some of my best published stories were early in my blog. Being a fisherman who both BBQ’s and smokes, I will now follow your recipes .

      • Hey Richard. Actually, these awards are done in a post format. Exactly like you saw on my blog. You simple just put the awards badge, share that you’ve been nominated, follow the rules of the award, and after you’ve nominated the people, you have to advise them on their blogs (kind of like I did on your about page).
        To tell you the truth, I don’t know why they call it a ‘nomination’, because it seems to me like all that are nominated are already considered to have won. Little wierd eh.

  4. Almost sounds like a chain letter, doesn’t it. One person recommends 16 blogs to read. Those 16 each recommend their 16 blogs to read, and so on and so on. That’s just my guess.

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