Yeoman Tell In Pursuit of the Good Life

Hoplophobia: Fearing Power, They Would Take It From Others

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

Federal Appeals Court Judge James Ho chose to use an interesting word in his July 20, 2018 dissent. It’s not in most dictionaries. It sounds like a clinical diagnosis. And it concisely captures the essence of modern resistance to American gun rights. Reporting on the case, Hank Berrien of the Daily Wire explained that hoplophobia is […]

Storm Mountain Training Center Minute Man II

Sunday, 29 October, 2017

Minute Man II September 29 – October 1, 2017 Prelude to a Sequel It had been over a year since I last visited Rod Ryan at the Storm Mountain Training Center (SMTC).  That visit was a memorable introduction, so I had every intention of returning. Minute Man II offered me that opportunity, so I took […]

Storm Mountain Training Center Carbine II (CQB Prep)

Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

Fresh out of the NRA Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instructor course, I received a message from Noah of Wise Men Company: “If I had a slot open for carbine-ii [now called Carbine-III (CQB Prep)] at Storm Mountain next weekend would you be interested and able to get away fri-sun?” Three hours later, after getting my […]

Je suis Paris

Saturday, 14 November, 2015

When confronted with evil, people with hearts bigger than their brains always want to “do something.” But before problems can be solved, they must first be understood. Europe can learn a difficult lesson: that not all who claim to be victims are truly victims… or weak, or benevolent. People can lie. This simple idea is […]

Abolition in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 30 May, 2012

Last night, I watched The Devil Came on Horseback.  It follows Brian Steidle, a former Marine captain, as he documents genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.  A few nights ago, I was reminded of Machine Gun Preacher.  It tells the story of Sam Childers, a former gang biker who became a Christian and now personally rescues […]

Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center, Four Oaks, NC

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012

This year is the first in ten that I haven’t travelled to eastern North Carolina to hunt feral pigs at Howell Woods.  Over these years, I’ve hunted with Wounded Warriors and Mennonite pacifists.  I’ve watched Duke-educated foresters conduct a controlled burn of Loblolly Pines, and hobby environmentalists birding.  A Ford F-350 forded swollen creeks to drop me off at my tree stand, and a Gator retrieved […]

A Journey of Firearms Training

Sunday, 7 August, 2011

I began my firearms training on small Pennsylvania farms.  From an early age, my brother and I practiced on a Daisy 1105 BB gun, and eventually graduated to our grandfather’s single-shot .22 rifle.  Instruction was informal (“be careful where you point it”), but effective.  We learned to respect the potential danger of firearms while enjoying […]

Sig 551A1 announcement

Tuesday, 12 July, 2011

On July 7, Sig Sauer announced the new SIG551A1 carbine: Based upon the American SIG556 platform, it more closely resembles its Swiss cousin, the Swiss Arms SG551 in a number of ways: magazine/receiver interface, stock, flash suppressor, and finish color.  The SIG551A1 lower receiver will accept Swiss magazines, which “rock & lock” into place, similar […]


Saturday, 30 April, 2011

It’s been 238 years since Thomas Jefferson’s birth, yet his ideal of an American yeomanry still provides context for American identity. (see Phillip Longman’s “Yeoman’s Return“)  Today, Yeoman Tell was born.  As you explore his Haus, you’ll find rooms dedicated to topics that interest our modern yeoman of Swiss descent.  In the Armory, we’ll cover […]