DDoP07 – MDW220

A quick update.

I’m co-hosting the Ask the Podcast Coach Show on Saturday the 15th at 10:30am LIVE (Eastern US time) Tune in if you get the change at http://askthepodcastcoach.com/live/

Catch me tomorrow!

Bad Moods and Traffic Circles DDoP6 – MDW219

Slipping one under the wire here.

I thought this would be a quickly but I ended up talking for 15+ minutes.

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I talked about Traffic Circles, Bad moods, Meijer Stores (No Fred) and a few other topics for the 6th DDoP entry 2015.

‘Spending one of these Nights With Kelly’ DDoP 5 – MDW218

I play a mashup from the good old days of Podcast “Back in the Day”.

Spending one of these Nights with Kelly from Mashuptown.com

Have Fun! and be sure to check out dogdaysofpodcasting.com

DDOPC04 – 3 lost days – MDW217

Sorry for the gap here. It was way too busy and noisy at the festival for me to record much.

We had fun at the Sugar Island Music Fest this year.

Got to try out a new hot dog place in Mackinaw City = Weinerliclous

Made it back home by 7pm and crashed hard (very tired). Today I get to take care of getting the camper cleaned out and ready for the next trip whenever that might be.

Dog Days of Podcasting 1-2015 – MDW214

This is my entry for the Dog Days of Podcasting 2015 #1

A little about the storm around here this weekend and the damage it did to our cars.

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Also a little about me for those of you who haven’t listened before.

See ya tomorrow!

The Dog Days of Podcasting – MDW212

I am planning on participating in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2015. August 4th though September 4th this year. This means I’m going to put out an episode every day for 31 days. Likely they will be 3-5 minute updates.

Otherwise, this is just a short update. I will have much more starting the 4th of August.

Check out the dog days of podcasting here: http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com/

Why do you need that gun?

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I get this question from Pro Gun Control people all the time. “What do you need that gun for?”

I’ve thought about the answer and I’ve come up with this. “I don’t know”. I’ve always said that a good answer to any question can be I don’t know.

I don’t know what I might need my gun for. The fact that I don’t know doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have it available. The fact that I don’t know is a reason all by itself. Just like I don’t know why I would need a fire extinguisher for in my house. It could be that my furnace catches on fire, it could be that forget something on the stove and it catches fire or I might need it to fight my way out of the house if the whole place goes up. I don’t know.

I might never *need* my gun. But, if the need arises, I will be very happy that I do have it. In fact it’s my great hope that I NEVER NEED my gun. Just like the fire extinguisher I have in my home, the Life Jacket I wear while boating, the safety belt I wear when I climb my Ham Radio Tower or the spare tire I keep in my van. I hope I never NEED any of that. My gun is just another tool that I may find handy some day.

The fact that I own a gun and am licensed to carry that gun in public (out of sight) and can, if I choose, carry it in plain view without that licence, does not mean I’m some sort of gun nut. It doesn’t mean that I’m looking for a fight. It doesn’t mean I’m paranoid. It just means I choose to have just one more tool for the things I don’t know might happen.

For the record, I had to qualify for my licence to conceal carry my gun by submitting my background to the State Police and FBI along with my fingerprints. I had to authorize them to check my mental health status and judge my character at a county gun board meeting. (They are doing away with the gun boards in Michigan at the end of this year). I also had to complete a training course that includes the law and rules for CCW, safe gun handling and accurate shooting. It also requires me to practice to keep that license when it comes time to renew it. I’m one of the good guys. The majority of gun owners in Michigan and in the USA are responsible and (for the most part) are the good guys. Any restrictions put on us lawful, responsible gun owners will not stop the kind of mass shootings that show up in the news from time to time. These events are sad, but… If you notice, they mostly happen where lawful gun owners can not carry their guns. Churches and Schools for the most part. You never see this kind of things in Gun shows, Gun shops or other places where lawful carry is common.

The point is. I don’t know, and neither do you.