Archive | July, 2012

Bad Timing

Bad Timing ©2002 by Pat Wray I thought she had learned.  My wife and I raised our daughter well.  We taught her to be considerate of other people. Taught her to respect her elders. But somehow it didn’t take. The phone call came in the early evening.  By the sound of her voice we thought […]

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A Bad Thumb Year

A Bad Thumb Year ©2001 By Pat Wray One of the things I admire most about well-made firearms is the beautiful way they are machined and assembled.  The need to contain and channel explosive forces results in incredibly close tolerances.  For example, when a fine side-by-side shotgun is snapped closed, virtually nothing can escape or […]

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Things Your Back Can Teach You

Things Your Back Can Teach You ©2007 by Pat Wray   I was in as comfortable a position as one could ask, lying on my back, grass tickling my neck and ears, contemplating the sky, a soft breeze ruffling the trees above me.  There was only one thing wrong; I couldn’t move—at least not without […]

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Avuncularesis

Avuncularesis and its Effect on Middle-Aged Hunters or Shared Idiocy…Shouldn’t We Know Better? Ó2001 By Pat Wray   “Do you have any idea how weird you are?” Bill asked. There being no easy answer to his question, I decided to ignore it.  Instead, I repeated my own question, which had begun our conversation in the […]

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