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About authorjim

I grew up in the country near a small Montana town, I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors, working, fishing, hunting and camping but have always been interested in mechanical and electrical things. Most of my life has been spent in the use, care and repair of things mechanical, electrical an electronic. After being retired for several years, I began writing and published my first novel at the age of 79. Now, at the age of 82, I have recently published my fourth noveland it is available from me or from the pulisher or book distributor.

POLITICS AS USUAL?


KNOW THIS GUY?  “What goes around comes around. He is Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937. Then you’ll probably say, “Who is Ed Mezvinsky?”; Well, he is a former Democrat congressman who represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district in the … Continue reading

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A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW III


Somewhere in the middle of my high school days I bought a 22 rifle.  I bought it from another student who approached me about buying it.  I decided I wanted to see it before I committed to buying it so … Continue reading

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A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW II


During the days of my childhood and youth there was a saloon on main street in our town that was called the Pool Hall. It is true that there were a couple of pool tables in the back but it was … Continue reading

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A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT WINDOW


In our town there was a pub that had carried the name, THE TAVERN, for many years but, at approximately the time when I became an adult, new owners took over and named it, DEW DROP INN.  The building was … Continue reading

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A JACKRABBIT SHARES OUR YARD WITH US


From time to time, throughout the winter a Jackrabbit will come to our yard and spend the day hunkered down somewhere that provides good cover. Jackrabbits are one of the few animals that change color with the seasons and, with … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 36 and final


This post concludes “WOOL TROMPERS”, making it the last of the excerpts from that book.  With that done, future posts will likely be few and seldom.   The Billings office had expanded by now to the point that there was … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 35


Don was our typewriter salesman from Billings and his territory included mine. He had gotten wind of what was going on and, knowing that my work was very satisfactory and appreciated in the rest of the territory, sent a memo … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 34


By this time I had gained enough experience, and learned enough about automobiles, that I was becoming aware of their deficiencies and shortcomings. But, I was confident that they would continue to improve in the future as much as they … Continue reading

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A STORY OF PILGRIMS 33


However, when we arrived at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, our celebrity status vanished. We were swallowed up in the crowd. The Signal School there was full to overflowing and nobody there had time to give us any special recognition even … Continue reading

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ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?


Are you breaking the law every time you drive your vehicle? Are you one of the many who regard a posted speed limit as a challenge? Do you regard it as a target to exceed?   If you are one … Continue reading

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