Author Archives: Don

About Don

I'm a born-again believer in Jesus. I try to be a good neighbor, a good friend, and a good husband. All by God's grace, of course!

Gun Repair

A while back I acquired a non-firing replica of the Colt 1848 “Baby Dragoon” pocket revolver. Although it is non-firing, it has a working trigger / hammer mechanism and rotating cylinder. Somehow I managed to break it so there was … Continue reading

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Locks and Keys

Certain everyday objects strike me as especially interesting or curious. I’m not a collector, but every so often when any of these items comes my way, I put them up on a shelf to enjoy for a while. Recently I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Playing the Piano

It was the mid 70’s and I was about ten years old when I started piano lessons, quitting after no more than three years. I didn’t like the music, I hated to practice, and I wasn’t above some deception when … Continue reading

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Am I a Writer?

NOTE: This was originally posted a few years back on Xanga – anyone remember Xanga?! – but I thought it appropriate to re-post here for those who may question what it means to be a “writer.”   Writers and published … Continue reading

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