Archive | June, 2012

Reloading Cartridges…and a Life

          Reloading Cartridges…and a Life ©2008 by Pat Wray   I walk into my shop from the side door and flip on the lights.  A dull, low-pitched rumbling sound emanates from across the floor.  I walk directly toward the turning tumbler, unplug it, remove the cylindrical container and empty its contents […]

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Outdoor Mysteries

Can You Solve These Outdoor Mysteries? ©2010 by Pat Wray   As much as I hated the school-sanctioned cruelty my teachers referred to as pop quizzes, it occurs to me that every time I venture into the outdoors I notice something I don’t understand—something I don’t know—very much like the pop quizzes of my youth.  […]

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Man Caves

Man-Caves…Binky and Duff Style ©2011 by Pat Wray   “You call this a man-cave?” Duff asked with a smirk. Duff’s aggressive tone unsettled Binky, who was not prepared for a grilling from his older brother.  He was just showing Duff the new home he and Annie had recently purchased.  It didn’t help that Binky’s synaptic […]

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Military Stuff

A New Age Approach to the Past ©2010 by Pat Wray   Brent tightened the cinch on his saddle horse. “Ready when you are,” he called across the pack string to his father. “OK.  Sure you don’t want to use one of my ponchos?  Likely to rain on the way.” “No, Dad,” with more than […]

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It’s a Conspiracy

It’s a Conspiracy; No Question About it ©2009 by Pat Wray   Red looked up from the remains of his biscuits and gravy.  “Well, boys, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s elk hunting trip.  We’ve got to decide when to head out.” The ‘boys’ were in the only circular booth in the Rimrock […]

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