While many writers blog about authors and books, I wanted to do something different. Yes, I’ll post a bit of book stuff, but I envision this blog as a place to discuss all things old and dusty. If you’re interested in hands-on history, antique firearms, the American Frontier, the great outdoors, things Western, or stuff that’s a little off center, then I hope you’ll feel at home and join the discussion. I’ll post on an eccentric variety of topics on a weekly basis, and even a few feature articles. Over the years, I’ve found that many of the so-called “amateur historians” are actually more knowledgable than some of the published non-fiction writers. Many of you have areas of specialty, and I hope that my random selections will give you all a chance to show off what you know. Keep it polite. A blog is no place for a gunfight. I’m looking forward to getting to know many of my readers and making some new friends.