Riding Freedom (and a Cop’s Support)

I awoke Saturday, January 20, to horrible news that befell my country at midnight Friday due to people who are supposed to represent us failing to do their jobs. I will not turn this post political, but let’s say the DIC and his cronies are being dicks and my country suffers further at the cost of $138 million/day. Also, January 20 is the one-year anniversary of the disaster whose terror has proven true rang in my memory, too.

On top of that, The Spouse has not been well and caregiving takes its toll.

Thankfully, we were blessed with…
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Cleaning Lug Soles

I have a number of pairs of boots with Vibram 100 “big lug” soles. They provide great traction and are like snow tires for the feet (provide you are over 40 years old and know what snow tires are). I have these soles on Wesco boots, my loggers and work boots, and a number of my motorcycle boots.

But with lug-soled boots, one has the problem of mud, dirt, and road salts getting caked into the lugs. My buddy WC asked me recently, “how do you recommend removing the gunk that cakes up in lug soles?”

Simple answer…
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My Caregiving Earworm

An “earworm” is a song that repeats in your head over and over. Lately, my earworm is related to what I am doing for… and caring for… my Spouse.

A country singer, Billy Dean, wrote and sang a song in 1993 titled, “I Want To Take Care of You.” His album cover — “Its What I Do” — speaks perfectly to me and what I am doing as a caregiver.

I listened to “I Want To Take Care of You” the other day as I was driving home (on a self-recorded CD in my truck) and sang these words from my heart, thinking of my spouse:
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Busy Boots

Loyal readers, I am busier than ever; three meetings each night after work this week (all attended in leather jeans by-the-way), as well as reaching a “zenith of busy” at work. January is a busy-busy month. I cannot say exactly why, but trust me, I barely have time to change boots. It’s so busy-bad that my boots…
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Sheplers Is At It Again

For a long period during 2017, it seems like the western wear store Sheplers dropped out of sight. I say that because I stopped receiving almost daily emails claiming “best boot prices of the year” (almost every day) and “20% off entire site!” and “25% off entire site!” and “You’re a VIP… click here for your gift” … then the “gift” was “20% off!”

But Shelpers went silent for about six months between May and November. Why? read on…
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At the start of a new year, one hears a lot about making New Years Resolutions. I do not give credence to making statements on future goals and self-promises that frequently do not get fulfilled.

However, I have faithful and steady self-promises that I will continue to do, “resolutions” notwithstanding….
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2017 In Review (Part 2)

The second half of 2017 was far better for me than the first half. It began with the most adventuresome and fun motorcycle ride I have ever done in my life. I called it my “Crazy Awesome Motorcycle Adventure.” But there were other highlights, as well as lowlights during the second half of the year. Read on for the recap…
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