Valentine’s Day & Things I have learned or observed

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day, especially a happy one to my very special valentine of 48 years, Martha Cox. Martha taught me early on that marriage is a relationship in which one is always right, and the other one is the husband. That’s quite OK since I learned to never hike in … Read More

Precious Memories

Some of my most treasured memories in life are those times spent hunting and fishing with my Dad, and later on with my son. I was blessed to have several years that all three of us hunted together. One day when we were walking out of a dove field at the end of a hunt, Cader IV eased up beside … Read More

Interesting Observations

Martha and I both enjoy sitting in airports, and just watching people. It amazes us how many young married couples seem to just wander through concourses without even paying attention to where their children are. We usually decide to watch the children in case of foul play. Often after the parents are a hundred yards or so ahead of their … Read More

A Few Stories from the Early Days

As I mentioned in my last blog, the drinking habits of our guests in the early days were quite different from today’s guests. There was no Internet, cell phones, desktops, etc. Additionally, most of the planes were prop planes, and it took considerably longer to get here. Most of the guests arrived well lubricated from a long flight. The first … Read More

People Are Interesting

In the opening line of a Kenny Rogers’ song, The Gambler, there is a line that goes, “Son, I’ve made a life out of reading people’s faces.” I identify very much with that line as I have made my living by observing and learning from successful people who visited and hunted with us. My only problem was that I never … Read More

Reflections at the almost midpoint of hunting season

Cader IV asked me to write this blog to update everyone on how we are looking and doing as we approach the midpoint of our hunting season. I have always believed that to be successful in life that we must accept all of the challenges that come our way rather than just the ones we want to accept. I also … Read More

New Year’s Musings

I have never quite understood the concept of New Year’s resolutions. If you have a bad habit that you would like to break, what is the magic about doing it on the first of the year. The time to attack a problem is when you recognize that you have one. My dad would never whip me in public, but he … Read More

Christmas Is Over

Well, our Christmas break has ended, and we are back in the saddle and hunting quail. I love Christmas with all of the pretty lights. However, I have to agree with a long deceased guest from Oklahoma who once told me, “Son, the prettiest lights that I ever see at Christmas are the taillights of my children and grandchildren driving … Read More

Rainy Days

Even though I do not have the stamina to work the hours I once worked while running Riverview, I sometimes miss not being THE MAN anymore as that mantle passed to Cader IV at least three years ago. However, rainy days are NOT one of those times that I miss being in charge.   It’s always been fascinating to watch … Read More

Socialism/ Communism/ Capitalism

OK, let me preface this blog by stating that this will not be one of my typical humorous blogs, but I will get back to that before Christmas (Yes, Christmas rather than the Holiday Season). A conservative African American writer, Walter Williams, recently wrote an editorial that really resonated with me. I so hated to see Thomas Sowell retire, but … Read More