to my vanity web site. This is a
non-commercial site that was created for my own fun
and with a hope that visitors will find something fun in it too.
Policy and Disclaimer
On my word as a gentleman hopelessly
mired in the
Victorian Age, I promise I will not try to sell you anything or sell
information to anybody for any reason or allow anybody else to do so.
For convenient feedback, I do have a guestbook that require
setting a session cookie, but the cookie is used strictly for that
Please be aware that the views,
techniques and suggestions are what I believe to be correct and safe,
but that I may be grossly mistaken about several things and you should
evaluate the wisdom of performing similar things for yourself.
For example, some of the things I've done with my Smith
are considered extremely dangerous and extremely foolish. I
accept no responsibility for you acting foolishly just because I did.
Please realize that I do not and can not accept
for any losses that might follow from visiting my website, especially
the loss of your valuable time looking over this boring stuff.
posted some written stories about
some of my silly horseback and jeep adventures in East Africa, a story
about a bus trip through East Europe,
Russia and Scandinavia, the story of an ill-fated movie I was
stories about my family on Samoa before WW 2 and a miscellaneous
collection of photos and videos.
There is a story of how I acquired a 1895 Mauser rifle 50
ago and finally took it hunting last year and a short series of
articles where I discuss what I know about shooting and fixing Civil
War Era black
powder revolvers. Just lately I've added the story of
near disaster up on Hurricane Deck in the Los Padres National Forest, a
story of my foolish experiments with my Smith Cavalry Carbine to
get the bullets to go faster and a history of the Careaga Ranch.
For family members, I have
section that is somewhat personal and requires a
password. Finally, there is a new section where I show
and tell about the first radio I ever made, how I restored several
antique tube-type radios. One of my old
shortwave radios was salvaged from Captain Allan Hancock's Flying
Field's junk pile over 50 years ago, another shortwave radio is the
kind the G.I.s used to listen to Tokyo Rose on, a beautiful 1936
Fairbanks Morse home radio, my Magnum Ops home made ham radio and I
even have a rare
battery operated radio that was made by Philo Farnsworth's company 70
I sincerely hope you will find
something in this
site that is amusing and entertaining. I will warn you
some things are really boring and silly, so be prepared to use your
"back" button. I realize that there are many travelers out
who have been to many more places and have had much better adventures
than the ones mentioned here and that my stories (and my amateur
style) would be, by contrast, pretty lame. If your own
are more extensive and you have an educated writing style, perhaps this
will provide motivation for you
to write them up and present them for others to enjoy. At any
rate, I'd love to
or read about your experiences.
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Finally, there are a lot of
nooks and crannies to this website so please spend a few minutes
looking around and see if there isn't something on some back page you
might be interested in. Please remember, if you like my
site, tell your friends, but if you don't like it, tell me.
you have any stories, pictures,
Etc. that you would like to post here or if you would like me to link
to your web
site or blog, please let me know.