We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Assistant Village Idiot
I've heard of it. Several years ago a friend and I made a trip to Austin, TX, to watch the Longhorns play Colorado in a top 25 match up. Good college football. We are walking around campus on game day and see two young kids tossing around a football. That's it. Football crazy Texas = two little kids. The college kids were playing disc golf. Disc, Freakin'. Golf. Nothing against disc golf, I'm sure it's fun but...not in the fall. I'm from Alabama. He's from Florida. We laughed.
Frisbee golf has been common here for 30 years and its played on full display on our towns busiest roads. The frisbee golf course is paid for by the city.
I'm surprised at this articles suggestion that you've never heard of it.
Played my first round of it with my brother, a son, and three nephews a few weeks ago out in California. There's a nice course in built into a winery/vineyard just north of Atasco Robles (yeah, I forget the order they come in - I've only driven through a few dozen time and been stuck there once).
I came in dead last, my Frisbee skills were pretty old, and the Frisbees they use aren't like the old standards.
The cost of a wine tasting included a round at the course. And the wine afterwards washed out the taste of defeat.
My idea of time well spent these days is at a firearms range.
Down around my place, thirty miles from the Mexican border, being proficient with firearms is a good thing.
I offer some words from Col Jeff Cooper, taken from his excellent book, The Art of the Rifle:
"Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons.
The possession of a good rifle, as well as the skill to use it well, truly makes a man the monarch of all he surveys."
"The rifle is a weapon. Let there be no mistake about that. It is a tool of power, and thus dependent completely upon the moral stature of its user. It is equally useful in securing meat for the table, destroying group enemies on the battlefield, and resisting tyranny.
In fact, it is the only means of resisting tyranny, because a citizenry armed with rifles cannot be tyrannized."