As some of you may know, things have not gone so well for me here of late. Oh I'm in good health and all is well at home, still able to hold my gun up and get off a shot or two, but here on this e-net, things have gone out of hand.
I enjoy very much this forum, not so much as a moderator but for this 'space' and this opportunity to blather about what I truly have enjoyed for more than five decades. As some of you know I do a little writing on the side and some of what I write, primarily for my books, I post here. Some of this information is registered to me some of it is not. Some of the content of this forum and its many questions is part of my motivation and inspiration to write and I use this in many ways for my books. So one feeds the other and vice versa.
Anyway, I have found that a lot of what I've posted in the past few months has found it's way to other internet forums and elsewhere and the culprit has assumed all credit for it. Now that mattes very little if it is just web to web but much of it is from and for a book which I will publish. I cannot publish work under my name if it is on a public forum under someone else name. Well, I could but you can see the difficulties that may arrise from it.
Now, what all of this means to those of you who take stock in my writings, is that I can't post so freely here anymore. I can't post the detailed information here about my cartridge development, and loading data, etc.
I found quite by accident, a rather interesting story, if I do say so my self, about a hunt in Zambia. I read this story and first thought it was someone who had been where I'd been, then I thought he must have been in my hunting party, then I realized, this author was me! But he had a different name. At first it was flattering, then as I searched deeper, it was infuriating.
There was many posts on several blogs and forums and several email addresses and several names. I guess it wasn't his fault, he doesn't have a life. Without rambling further, suffice it to say, I must change the way I do things.
I get many PMs and e-mails from forum members. I like that. I sometimes get as many as 50 or more each week. That's ok, I want that to continue. I try to answer all of them. Some get lost, some get delayed but I truly try to answer all of them. I would prefer to answer privately some of the more involved questions and that way I can be more detailed and informative. For those who have noticed conspicuously absent posts lately, I apologize. That may not have been the best way but it is what I did. Also to those of you who have detected a certain shortnesss of temper and lack of tolerance from me lately, for that I also apologize and promise to be more cordial and respectful of others views.
If the world and all of its entities always neatly fell into a neat, close fitting niche and all of us view this as 'well', there would be little to discuss. I would consider that a world of boredom. It is our different views, different experiences and different ideas that foster our different opinions. It is these opinions that, when freely expressed, shapes us to the world in which we exist. It is also these different opinions that make us interesting people.
I have a good friend from whom I borrow this concept.
Towsend Whelen said; Only accurate rifles are interesting. Well I can say, even inaccurate people are interesting.