Schedules are funny things. Months ago, I knew that September of this year was going to be consumed by a wrongful death trial in Federal court on one coast and a murder trial on the other, with some days allotted for the Texas Bar Association’s annual Firearms Law Seminar, and the Gun Rights Policy Conference. That left only a couple of days at the end of the month for a regular training class, which is what I’m doing as I write this.
When not one but both trials postponed (not an uncommon occurrence), I figured the Evil Princess and I might have a few rare days of free time.
No such luck. Nature abhors a vacuum. An opportunity came up to take a Ruger new product seminar, at the awesome FTW Ranch in Texas. It coincided well with the Bar Association seminar. An annual periodical I used to write was resurrected when a publisher bought the rights to the title from the original publisher, which had closed its doors earlier in the year…and the deadlines were coming up close.
There was also an invitation to lecture in the town where I live on how Stand Your Ground laws actually work, and to be guest speaker at a local Republican Committee meeting where I advised them not to take gun owners for granted because a whole lot of them were inclined to cast protest votes for a third party.
Each of those opportunities turned out to be useful and enjoyable, so I really can’t complain.
Christmas. Yeah, that’s it. I’ll relax around…Christmas.