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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Calling him out.

Who here wants to read the writings of a 40 year veteran Texas lawman, degreed history major, gun aficionado/collector/shotist, formerly ranked IPSC competitor, reloader, hunter, handloader, firearms instructor (police and CCW), discussion board moderator, and dog wrangler, who by-the-way happens to be my Dad?

Show of hands?

Calling JPG: Your blog public awaits you.

Get busy.

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26 Comments:

At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:43:00 PM, Blogger JoeMerchant24 said...

Read his commentary?

Hells, yeah!

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:13:00 PM, Blogger knitalot3 said...

Hand!

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:36:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Fixit said...

both hands way up.

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:36:00 PM, Anonymous Rabbit said...

Yeah, I'd read his tall tales. I'm sure they'd do well in a dead tree version as well.

Hey, if Glenn Elliott can write two books I'm sure JPG can fill at least that many, and I haven't heard your dad's stories before.

Regards,
Rabbit.

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:51:00 PM, Blogger Holly said...

I've been doin' my part, i.e. , gently encouragin', suggestin', hintin', now, I'm to the naggin' stage. Give a Sistah some help here folks. I only see four hands raised.

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:02:00 PM, Blogger Bob said...

Hands up here.

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 8:00:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Count both of my hands in.

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:54:00 PM, Blogger Don Gwinn said...

Actually, I have been wondering why he doesn't do this.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:13:00 AM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Add two of my hands to the rest!

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:32:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Hand here...

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:28:00 AM, Anonymous JPG said...

Hey, wow!

I am really humbled. And very gratified that some of the very writers I read every day have raised a hand or two.

The idea of doing a blog HAS crossed my mind from time to time, but, really, I've been a little intimidated at the prospect.
First, I have computer expertise just about sufficient to turn on the power switch and - - and, uh . . . Well, that's about the extent of my cybergeekitude.

Second, there's an equipment shortage in this household. Beloved Spouse -- Hummm, I can see I'd need to find a new nickname for her, or at least remember to NEVER use those initials -- is quite already quite active in bloggery. We only barely manage to share the computer as it is. I'd need to get another, or at least, to resurrect an old computer to use as a word processer only, and send everything from this one. And then, I'd need to locate and acquire a round tuit.

Third - - I am much afeared that I'll sit down at the keyboard and find I have nothing to say, five days (nights) out of six. Oh, I've been there and done that a few trimes. More often, been NEARBY and heard the stories firsthand. But, hell, I've forgotten most of 'em.

I wonder if this might not be early-onset symptoms of Auldtimerz Disease.

The ideal of starting my own blog has appeal, though. This past weekend, after much penny pinching and hand wringing, I finally purchased a particular pistol I've wanted for some time. The unsuspecting LawDog was passing through, and I dragged him along to a Fort Worth Gun Show. With him cheering me onward, I spent a pretty fair chunk o'change on a brand new, old model Colt. I've been thinking about documenting a range session with some decent photos and writing it up. My own blog WOULD be a pretty neat place to put it, huh?

This project is something into which it bears looking . . . ;-)

Thank you all for the encouragement.
JPG

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:33:00 AM, Blogger William the Coroner said...

Yeah, go for it!

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:56:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

"I've been thinking about documenting a range session with some decent photos and writing it up. My own blog WOULD be a pretty neat place to put it, huh?"

That's the only reason that I haven't written it up. That, and it needs pictures. Get your spouse to use that fancy-Dan camera of hers...


Just, when you create your blog, don't limit by using the word "guns," or "Old Fart," or the like. You're more global than that.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:58:00 AM, Blogger Jay G said...

Raisin' my hand here, boss. If Papa G's anything like his progeny, it'd be a most interesting read indeed...

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

I've often wondered why he hasn't already.

But then I believe I've already told you that. :)

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:19:00 AM, Blogger LawDog said...

Johnny, if you don't have anything to write that evening -- don't write.

You should have a blog. Just ... don't limit yourself in your subjects. Write about what is important to you -- that's what I have done, and it seems to work.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:51:00 AM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Yes, jpg - do as lawdog suggested?

The wealth of information you sent me about the ca. 1913 1911 I posted on my blog was a fascinating read, full of invaluable information, and I suspect was entirely from the top of your head. You write in such a beautiful and engaging fashion that I know like myself, many others would settle for the occasional post.

I still regard your guest post at Holly's blog on San Jacinto day as among my favorite, most educational and interesting posts I've read.

Yup - perhaps it IS time for a second machine at your house?

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:54:00 AM, Blogger Walrilla said...

Read it? Hell, I'd memorize it!

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous LabRat said...

Hand. We even have a round tuit hanging out in our junk drawer; frankly, having the thing just embarrasses us, it's so dusty.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:59:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

I'm fascinated with Marko's NEO word processor keyboard. Hundreds of hours of use on 4 AA batteries. Might be the way to go...

But seriously, y'all could get a laptop like mine, and you'd be set. I haven't run a desktop at home in 5 months, now.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:23:00 PM, Blogger JPG said...

Well, for better or worse, I guess - -

I was talking about being "Called Out," and My Beloved sorta taunted me into letting her walk me through the setup.

So - -
http://jpg-expertwitness.blogspot.com/

There's a fairly boring lttle story to go with the blog title, "Expert Witness." I'll tell it there a little later.

Again, thanks for all the encouragement. Hope I won't disappoint any or you.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 2:17:00 PM, Blogger Farmgirl said...

Bookmarked! In my fascination with my own life I failed to take proper note of this post, or I would have been raising my own hand as well.

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:18:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Yay!

We did it.

Go to Expert Witness to see Dad's sprang new blog!

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both hands scratchin' on the ceiling!!!

--GaryN

 
At Thursday, September 13, 2007 12:33:00 AM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

woohoo!

 
At Thursday, September 13, 2007 5:50:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

We went out last night to collect photos for dad's first content-heavy entry.

 

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