Better And Better

If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Anybody else notice how varied Xavier's interests are? His breadth of knowledge is damned wide, too.

Seriously. The guy's a trauma specialist nurse. He's a former sailor from the old navy. He's a bicyclist and a bicycle collector and enthusiast. He does saltwater fish. He raises and runs his dog. He's a fan and, from what I'm seeing, something of a student, of astronomy. He collects and shoots an impressive collection of firearms, old and new. He's a 2nd Amendment activist. He's a powerful advocate of CCW. He gives of his time to help when others are in need (such as going to help during the Katrina debacle). He writes well, which means he reads. He philosophizes. He does his own major home repair. He takes his responsibilities as a father and husband seriously. He also moderates at least one firearm discussion board.

I'm beginning to feel a little touch of inferiority, here.

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At Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:25:00 AM, Blogger breda said...

Xavier is such a gentleman, too. Great role model for anyone, really!

At Friday, May 23, 2008 5:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's one of the dozen or so gun blogs I check daily (as is yours)and both the breadth and depth of his knowledge is impressive.

Don't sell yourself short though. I've seen poetry, forensic science, culinary skills, shooting, art, music appreciation, and weather on your blog.

I don't think it's any coincidence that most of the best gun bloggers have a broad range of interests. The same openmindedness that one applies to essentially libertarian
ideals like self protection allow one the mental freedom to explore other areas of intellectual interest.

I thank DARPA daily for the internet and how it allows me to access the minds of so many talented and like-minded people.


At Friday, May 23, 2008 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Jay G said...

How do you think the rest of us mere mortals feel when compared with you, Matt?

I mean, hell. TX peace officer. Friend to Tam. Hangs around with the Law Dog and Ambulance Drive. You rub elbows with the giants on a regular basis.


(Oh, and your writing's pretty good, too. Don't sell yourself short, good sir).

((Oh^2, what does a guy have to do to get a link? Beg? I'm not above begging - I am married, after all...))

At Friday, May 23, 2008 2:44:00 PM, Blogger JPG said...

DARPA? DARPA. Oh, yeah - - That's the outfit that took Al Gore's idea and developed the internet, huh?

At Saturday, May 24, 2008 8:25:00 AM, Blogger Tam said...

I've said it before: He's a mensch.

On the short list of People I'd Really Like To Meet So I Could Make Fangirl Squeeing Noises.

At Sunday, May 25, 2008 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Xavier said...

Aw shucks Matt....

Tam's a fan? I'm not worthy......

At Monday, May 26, 2008 7:01:00 PM, Blogger Assrot said...

Yep, he seems like a pretty good guy and fairly interesting to boot. I read his blog quite often.

Don't sell yourself short Matt. I've known a lot of law enforcement officers and you my good man are definitely at the top of the scale. You are far better than your typical cop that just does it for a job.

Your writing is also very interesting and I appreciate that when I make the occassional politically incorrect comment, you take the time to tell me in polite terms what I said or did that may have been offensive rather than doing what most of the lower brows do and call names or attack my writing skills or some such other insult that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

There was a time when I tried to be a gentlemen like you guys but humanity has made me bitter in my old age and I just don't care anymore.

I treat everyone like they treat me. I thank God that there are still some good people left in the world that go out of their way to be good folks even when someone mistreats you.

I can't do it anymore. I'm like an old badger. If you treat me good, I'll treat you in kind but I am done being a nice guy to low brow nitwits that shoot off their mouth and I'll put them in their place whatever the cost.

Thank God for folks like you and Xavier. I only wish there were more like you and less of the lowbrow, self righteous nitwits that I have to put up with from day to day.

I fought for this country too. I did 2 tours of duty back in the late 60s. Now I look around me and sometimes I wonder what I fought for. Thank God there are a few good people that I believe were worth my time. Otherwise I would think it had all been wasted.

Have a nice night,


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