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A professional horseman for over 40 years, Skook continues to work with horses. He is in an ongoing educational program, learning life's lessons from one of the world's greatest instructors, the horse. Skook has finished an historical novel that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. It goes to the copyeditor next month.

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The Tragedy of War

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Journal entry: January 16, 1858,- Captain, E. Montcreif, Queen’s Light Cavalry.   Tomorrow morning, my young cousin Edward and I sail with the tide for America. Edward’s father purchased a commission for him and he is officially a subaltern (unassigned, lower officer)  in my old cavalry unit, The Queen’s Light Horse. Edward is eighteen and… Read more »

Peculiar Diagnosis

Tis the Quality of the Lie That Matters

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  During the reign of King George I, in 1726, the country village of Goldaming in the county of Surrey had a bizarre incident that was challenging the modern science of obstetrics. John Howard had been practicing midwifery for thirty years. By the standards of the day, he was considered a competent obstetrician. However, conventional… Read more »

Hillary's New Image

Hillary Has A New Image

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Hillary has been losing ground in the recent polls, especially in the battleground states. Let’s face it, Hillary has an image problem. It’s reasonable for her handlers to reach out for a new image and I think they have hit upon a winner. It is definitely an improvement and a step in the right direction…. Read more »

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The Measure of a Man

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In the fall of ’65. my best friends, Frenchy, Knarley and Barbwire Johnny and I, were guiding a group of serious hunters on the Muskwa River for Elk and Grizzly.  We had some experienced hunters to guide and this always made the hunt more interesting.   These men had done a lot of hunting and… Read more »

Twenty Thousand pounds of Instant Death,

The Mighty Tadpole, an excerpt from the book, Fifty Thousand Years

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Fifty Thousand Years, is an historical romance. It was written by Skook, under an old family name, Dylan Casa Del Lobos. The 100,000 word scientific novel will be on Amazon this fall. This is a sneak preview. The story follows a maternal line of women, dating back 50,000 years ago to the first major exodus… Read more »

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Does Alcohol and Spousal Abuse Qualify for Background Fails?

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“Would-be Terrorists can buy guns, but can a reporter? NO.” It was a sting; Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun Times was given an assignment to buy an AR 15, hopefully to prove how easy it is to acquire the bogeyman rifle that scares Liberals. Like most stings, there was an element of humor, not… Read more »

Lord Haw Haw Prototypes no longer operate behind enemy lines

Our President, Chief Lobbyist and Apologist for ISIL

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The Obama Administration has taken lobbying for Islamic Extremism and the Islamic State to the point of absurdity and the FBI has joined the IRS in the role of an official political bureaucracy of the Democrat party. Attorney General Loretta Lynch revealed to Democrat mouthpiece Chuck Todd of NBC, the FBI will release edited transcripts… Read more »

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An Open Letter To Gays

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To my gay friends; I know, you think I don’t have gay friends, but I have many customers who are gay and I often spend hours talking to them, while I am working, like I do with my straight customers. However, this post is for all the gay people, not just those who own horses…. Read more »

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Fitting In

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Frenchy, Knarley and Barbwire Johnny were guiding hunters on the Muskwa River for Elk and Grizzly. They had some decent guys to guide. The hunters had done a lot of hunting and were not complainers. This was important to guys who often worked in the dark, before the day’s hunt and after the hunt. The… Read more »