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Posted 11-29-2010 at 08:43 by Bill Powell (Bill's stories)

When I was a small child in the dee south the family made their living by th' sweat o' th' brow, literally. They were into hard, backbreaking work, the main industries being pulp wood, logging, and digging and hauling pine stumps. During the rainy season they might not work for a week at a time cause the woods were too muddy for the trucks.

When my brother graduated high school in 1952 it was assumed he wood join the crew and become a wood cutter. My brother begged them to modernize,...
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Living History--Director's Cut

Posted 11-28-2010 at 21:19 by spero525
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(i.e. Here be disjointed musings.)

The place I grew up had many small quirks, one of which was perhaps not so small. One of the locals had a restored P-51 Mustang and frequently took it for a low loop over the orchards and vineyards that surrounded my parents' house. As a young child I didn't much appreciate the living history that caused a racket and left everyone staring upwards, but as I grew older and learned what the P-51 was all about, I began to understand why people stopped...
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On Freelancing, or "How I Became a Mercenary Writer"

Posted 11-28-2010 at 12:21 by Critias
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Now, maybe it's not glamorized by the media and the gun rags as much as being a high speed, low drag, private military company contractor...but there's quite the life of glory and adventure to be led by their deskbound, completely non-violent, mercenary brethren; the freelance writer!

Sure, sure, we don't get to play with guns, or ride in helicopters, or play with guns while riding in helicopters, but we do okay for ourselves. I mean, three and a half cents a word is nothing...
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Swamp Thing

Posted 11-28-2010 at 08:03 by Bill Powell (Bill's stories)
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I was born on a dark and stormy night and when I was born I was young, very young. So much for the Louis L'Amour style of writing.

I was born in Picayune, Miss. a depressing number of years ago. I have a few fleeting memories of the three to five year age. My first hard memories were of living on the old family homestead close to Oloh, Miss which is about halfway between Hattiesburg and Columbia. Our playground was in the swamps which were full of varmints and wild critters....
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Posted 11-27-2010 at 17:06 by shadow_dog

Thankful for a few days off from work. Thankful for still having a decent job. Thankful for health and the well being of my family.

Found some time to do some reloading for the next GSSF season. Couldn't make one outdoor match this year, due to work and family commitments. Down from around 6-9 matches per year. Hope I can get to shoot my usual outdoor matches this year.

Wishing all out there well.
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