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Aiming for ‘Condition Yellow:’ A Lesson in Awareness

Annie Oakley Wilson, mistress of condition yellow. My little Dachshund has me pretty well trained. That little girl will come and stare at me until I understand that she needs to go outside. When I open the back door, she … Continue reading

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This Is Why You Always Need an Exit Plan

We’ve all heard the story of how Wild Bill Hickok died in that Deadwood saloon. One of the players in a poker game wouldn’t change places with Hickok so that he could sit with his back to the wall. Subsequently, … Continue reading

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Critical Practice

Nearly all of us realize that we don’t practice anywhere near enough. We’ve got good intentions, but a lot of the stuff of our daily lives just gets in the way. So, when we do have time for practice, it … Continue reading

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Snake Country

The snake you see in the above photo is a mojave rattlesnake. These rascals are a particular problem because they have a neurotoxin and a hemotoxin. In addition to their double potency, they seem to have a nastier disposition than … Continue reading

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