* Depending on your browser, "clicking" on any link on my webpages should open a new page or tab;
   to return to where you were, just "kill" the new tab or page after you have read it.

* I am NOT a lawyer, and NOTHING on this site should be used as legal advice!
   If you need legal advice, you should consult a lawyer of your choice.
"People say we need religion when what they
 really mean is we need police." ~ H.L. Mencken

We defend our President ...................... with guns.
We defend our Congress ...................... with guns.
We defend our Governors .................... with guns.
We defend our Legislators ................... with guns.
We defend our Embassies .................... with guns.
We defend our ...(insert other names)... with guns.
We defend our children ........................ with signs that read "GUN-FREE ZONE",
                    and then we call someone with a gun when there is an emergency!

OTHER GOOD STUFF (at least I think so!)

See what NOT to do with a power saw at

I love to teach people, especially beginners, how to shoot rifles and pistols, and you
can tour my shooting-instruction facilities at

Tour our July, 2008, outdoor garden at

See a typical 2009 winter snow around our house at

Tour our 2010 "hoop house" (a cheap greenhouse) garden at

Tour inside & outside our house at
NOTE:   If you're looking for things to steal/pawn, you won't find much:   we don't even own a TV or stereo; our main
              computer runs DOS and was built in 1995; my .22 rifle and pistol are safely locked away; our "silverware" and
              most of our clothes, dishes, and pots-n-pans are either "early matromonial" (we've been married 55 years!-)
              or are from Goodwill, the Grand ol' Trunk, and/or other thrift stores; and anything we own that might have
              some value has been engraved for easy identification!   Sorry, but that's just our lifestyle.

A few pictures that can't be characterised other than "miscellaneous"

See my "official" Kansas-State photo (a.k.a. "ugly mug") and my "barbershop" quartet (a.k.a. "four ugly mugs")
on my Kansas State University webpage

Our lower pasture is in an official "100-year floodplain" of Wildcat Creek.   You can see what it has looked like
six or seven times since we moved here in 1972 at
(note that 1972-thru-2016 is nowhere near 100 years!)

I haven't taken the time to annotate these, but Wildcat Creek, which bends in an "ell" around the above lower pasture, has been eroding the "outside" of the curve for years, and the landowner whose land was being transferred to our side of the creek (which, according to Kansas law, changed his land into our land!-) hired someone to rip-rap his bank.   Unfortunately, the rip-rapping company decided to physically drag some of our new land back to the landowner's side of the creek (which, according to Kansas law, is not legal), and I just happened to be walking by (without my camera, unfortunately) while the back-hoe was digging.   I made a quick complaint to the rip-rapping company office, and they then atoned for their "sin" by rip-rapping our side of the curve, too.

Learn how amateur-radio operators can get FREE batteries at

Read about my "neat" ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND at

See some of the Highlights of My Life at
  • Read the fundamental documents which (should) have defined our federal and state governments over the
    years at Introduction.txt,     Declaration.txt,          ArticlesOfConfederation.txt,
                US constitution.txt, Amendments.txt, and KS constitution.txt.

    Other libertarian-oriented webpages I have found interesting:
        Dr. John Cobin's similar quotations at
        James's Liberty file collection at
        Bill Beaty's skeptical quotations at
        John Wayne on "America, Why I Love Her" at
    My email address is mcalhoun AT sdf DOT org (with the obvious substitutions for AT and DOT).   Unless I'm traveling, I usually read email several times a week -- but not necessarily every day (I am retired!-)   If you email me and don't hear back within a week, feel free to CALL me at 785-539-4448.
    Five boxes preserve our freedoms:  soap, ballot, witness, jury, and cartridge.
    PhD EE - Barbershop Tenor - Amateur Radio Operator (W0PBV)
    NRA "Lifer" & Rifle, Pistol, and Home-Firearm-Safety Instructor

    This page was last modified on Monday, 24 June, 2019.