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February 2017


As usual I am up to my ass in alligators. I am coming up on my first anniversary at this gig, and I am very pleased to be here after a year. Like any gig, there are issues, and all the issues I see are solvable.

I also work with good people. And that was the predominant reason I chose this company over others. The other companies I interviewed with had nice people but when I interviewed here I knew these were people I could deal with for a long time.

Anyway, the travel has it’s moments but that sometimes just makes the coming home sweeter.

People will forgive you

For being an asshole, if you are an entertaining asshole.

I have a lot of people I like a great deal

who do not like one another one little bit.

I also have a lot of people I know who have friends that I think are just flaming assholes.

One of the people who has been a good friend to me, and who is in some measure both admired and despised by different readers here, is Kim Du Toit.

I’ve known Kim a very long time. He has slept under my roof and I under his, we have shot together. We are, I like to think, friends.

He has just lost his wife of twenty years, after a long battle with cancer, and because of the nature of their individual professions she had not much in the way of insurance or resources. So there are some substantial bills to pay.

If you are one of the people I know who don’t care for the DuToits, then by all means, move along. But if you remember and enjoy their writing, and have a few bucks to spare, I’d like it a lot if you’d toss a few his way. He has a large hole to dig himself out of before he can move on.

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