The Anvil or the Hammer

“You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer” GoetheKirby Saloon

Fried green beans and cheeseburgers – could anything be more American than driving a 43 year old Jeep over the mountain to Kirby? Kirby, Montana is no more than a blink of the eye bordering the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. I love 4 wheeling over ! This last weekend a good friend of mine stopped to drop off hay and said his mountain lion pelt is ready – shot just off the road to Kirby. In Montana, we usually have a gun in the truck/Jeep. Could that be construed as conquer in Mr. Goethe time? Are we the hammer?

Well, I was out hiking without the Remington 870 Tactical slung over my back. I had both dogs and came around the corner of the river and saw the most beautiful Mountain Lion! Now the Corgi sucked in and did not bark a word and ole Mojo let out a howl half way between “oh shit” and “please don’t eat us”  and I realized I need to always carry a hammer!

I am not going to get into the politics of guns, Obama, or even the Police State of Amerika – because the bottom line in life is “choices”. If you want to live in the country and carry a gun good! If ya want a gun free zone either go to Chicago, a movie theater in Denver, or teach school in Connecticut.

In the lyrics of my favorite song –  Aaron Lewis “Country Boy” –

‘Cause Hank taught me how to stay alive
You’d never catch me out the house – without my nine or forty-five’

Goethe wrote these words in the 1700’s and they hold true today!

Looking West


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