Category Archives: Off-The-Clock!

How I entertain myself and others… SCUBA diving, shooting sports, fraternal involvement, canoe portage trips, wilderness tripping, homebrewing, winemaking, etc.

PB&J (Parties by Brett & Janice)

My brother-in-law, (Brett) and my kid sister, (Janice) have a small catering sideline and my wife and I assist them in the kitchen.  During the college semesters we cook for about 60-80 college kids at our church every Sunday night. … Continue reading

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Extended Hunting Trip Essential Checklist

This is a checklist I cobbled together from various websites (Kudos to Coleman and Cabelas) and books over the years that I use when going on a multi-day hunting trip with a group of friends.  We divvy up the list of … Continue reading

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In Praise Of The .257 Weatherby Magnum (Simpson)

This is a great article on the rifle I had dreamed about for more than 25 years.  A cousin of mine had one that was a tack-driver and very bad medicine on White Tail Deer and “Whistle Pigs” (Groundhogs).  After … Continue reading

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Weigh Your Fish With A Ruler

This was posted in pamphlet by the State of New York that came with our fishing licenses on a trip to The Adirondacks for a canoe portage trip a few years ago.  I found it to be very interesting and … Continue reading

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If…

If by Rudyard Kipling; 1865-1936   If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting … Continue reading

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Invictus…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley; 1849-1903   Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.   In the fell clutch of circumstance I … Continue reading

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