“If I can stand, then I shall pass
Pass beyond this night of black”
by Bedlam Bards




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

that ugly "need" hydra

A few months ago, I happened to have a rather… interesting*… conversation with the warped and benighted mind behind the Twitter account of @1StopCity. A recurring theme in this particular conversation is that unless you have a particular "need" for something or to do something, you have absolutely no right to that thing or to do that thing, or, in his very own words, "Odds against you "needing" a gun negate […]

i think you are going to need a bigger image

One of the more amusing exchanges I have had with the anti-rights cultist behind the @everygun Twitter profile was regarding "gun free zones" and their complete and total inefficacy. Predictably, this particular individual was dancing in the blood of the recent Chardon school shooting, and using the victims’ deaths as a reason to spread the idea of "gun free zones" to more locations. Yes, you read that right – the complete and total […]

good to know my tax dollars are being wasted

As you can see, the ticker to the left tracking how long it has taken the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to sign off on my National Firearms Act transfer is currently well past the four-month mark, and in a rather surprising turn of events for me, I have been patient with the process for this entire time. Oh, sure, I have called and emailed the folks producing the NFA-regulated item for me, […]

logistics – u'r doin' it wrong

I love our United States “Postal” Service.

Back on the 10th of this month, Kary over at Endeavor Stitch Works put my belt in the mail, with Priority service and delivery confirmation. As a reminder, Priority Mail packages “reach their destination in 2-3 days”, according to the USPS webpage and offices.

Well, today is the 16th – three full business days since the 10th, and five full calendar days, and I […]