Gimme A Sec.

Between the hectic pace of life these past few months and Monday’s devastating news, my heart just isn’t in it right now.

One of the things I talked with Paul Carlson about last weekend was the bitterness inside the firearms community. Yes, there are people out there whose purpose in life is to be used as reactor shielding, but other than that, there really is more that unites us rather than divides us. In talking with Paul on Saturday and Sunday, I realized that I had become that which I had most feared, I was one of the dividers, and I decided Sunday night to change how I treated people inside the business.

And then Monday happened, and my pettiness shone even brighter.

To quote the irreplaceable David Lee Roth, the trick to life is to not sweat the small stuff, and to realize that it’s all small stuff.

Enjoy life here while it lasts. It’s not going to happen again.

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  1. I can’t disagree with you about the bitterness, though I am not an industry professional so I can just steer clear of that as much as possible while still doing my work. But not sure I see how you fit into the equation. You would know better than me, but I find it hard to believe that you — a Canadian American, after all — would be divisive. I have always found your tone to be critical but respectful. At the same time, I’m sure we can all work on the “but respectful” part more, especially on the increasing number of occasions when we interact with people indirectly (i.e., not face-to-face) when it is easier to be coarse.

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